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 and then, anytime within the three year certification period, taking the . The WRT-Bridge Level III is also used for those who need to re-certify.
Boreal River – established in 2008 – has two main divisions:
At Boreal River, you can expect to be challenged. Whether it is whitewater rescue courses, wilderness first responder training or leadership development, you will gain huge amounts of hands-on experience with long lasting results.
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.
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.