Contact us today to create your custom course, tour or expedition!Canada West Mountain School specializes in private, customized training and Guided trips. Canada West Mountain School uses Wilderness Medical Consultants for all Wilderness 1st Aid coursesDates: 2016 scheduled course dates are listed below. LocationIntro Wilderness First Aid courses are held at our Classroom at #240-400 Brooksbank Ave in North Vancouver, 2 blocks up from the MEC and next door to Norco Bikes.Students are asked to plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to the course sessions, to allow for traffic delays, poor road conditions, parking, etc. The Introductory Wilderness First Aid course will start promptly at 8 am on the first day of the course.
Before the course begins, you will be sent a pre-course package with reading materials and study sheets.
We have designed our curriculum to ensure students are practicing outdoors as much as possible. Students must be at least 16 years old at the time of the course for the Introductory Wilderness First Aid course.
With proper planning, preparation, and prevention, these mistakes and their consequences can be avoided.


Regardless of experience level, no one is immune from getting lost, stranded, injured, or killed while recreating or working in a wilderness environment.
Agree on a procedure for contacting the authorities if you do not report-in by a certain time. If you are faster than others in your group, be a friend and slow down for the safety of everyone. Be prepared for the worst kind of weather possible for the time of year in the geographical location that you are going to be in or travel through. Use the do not sweat rule when doing strenuous activity such as hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing.
We work extensively with schools, clubs, companies and individuals to arrange everything from 1-day class sessions to International expeditions.
Our 2-day Intro to Wilderness First Aid course focuses on medical concepts and basic life support skills that will help you react in a backcountry emergency. Intro Wilderness First Aid is offered to groups on a custom basis as well, please contact us to arrange Custom course dates.


During the course, the class sessions run from 8am - 5pm both days, and there will be a small amount of homework after the first class. Not making this decision to turn back can jeopardize your life or the life of others in your group. Wear wool, fabric blends, or synthetics that are resistant to moisture and that dry quickly.
Students will learn to improvise 1st Aid systems with a variety of common materials available to you on most outdoor activities.
This course will require your full attention and should not be taken if you are also working or have other commitments during the course dates.



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