Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)

Course Details

Get international certification as a Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)—the standard for river guides, instructors, and paddlers. Build confidence, knowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations. These courses are brought to you by Boreal River.

Build confidence, knowledge, and skills through hands-on practice and simulations. The Whitewater Rescue Technician Level I & II is highly recommended for recreational paddler to have at a minimum, so that they could help if a situation arose.

You’ll gain tools for rescues, starting in easy rapids then challenging yourself in harder water and more complex situations. Become competent performing effective rescues with limited resources—and making smart decisions when river running.

Your certification is valid for 3 years before you need to re-certify.

You can choose to do the full course and achieve your Whitewater Rescue Technician Level I, II, & III in 4 days. Alternatively, you can also take the course over two 2-day blocks by doing the Whitewater Rescue (WWR) Levels I & II and then, anytime within the three year certification period, taking the WRT-Bridge Level III. The WRT-Bridge Level III is also used for those who need to re-certify.

About Boreal River

Boreal River – established in 2008 – has two main divisions:

  • Boreal River Rescue provides whitewater and wilderness skills training and certification courses across Canada and internationally
  • Boreal River Adventures, for wilderness trips and adventure travel

Building confidence, skills, and knowledge

At Boreal River, you can expect to be challenged. Whether it is whitewater rescue courseswilderness first responder training or leadership development, you will gain huge amounts of hands-on experience with long lasting results.

High-quality, professional training courses, adapted for you and your group

Each training program’s success is built on our commitment and effort towards great customer service, quality training, and high safety standards. We sweat the details and put in hours of prep time and refinement, striving to make each course the best one yet.

Experienced, professional instructors

With years of experience under their drysuits, our instructors are experts in their fields who enjoy helping participants gain confidence and have great experiences in the outdoors.

The above was an excerpt taken from the Boreal River website. 

Boreal River Cancellation Policy


Activity Season

All Year



Group Size



Varies on Level

Taking a Break

Thank you for your kindness, love & support over the years, but Flexpeditions will be closing for a break… to actually get back to more family time and nature.

We have absolutely loved all of the people who came on adventures with us over the last decade and all of the support from the Flexpeditions fans. And to those who doubted us – we made big things happen – we spent time connecting people in the outdoors to themselves, each other and their surroundings through adventure & outdoor education.

We offered programs and gave awesome adventure jobs to Revy folk for 10 years- a decade! We taught lots of kids how to climb, put people out in the water, and equipped the new generation with great foundational survival skills… in the forest or in life!

Amy Flexman