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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 courses, wilderness 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.

Who we work with

By tailoring our rescue programs to meet specific needs, Boreal River creates excellent opportunities for organizations such as:

 

  • Morgan L Avatar

    I just completed an Ice Safety Workshop with BRR and have previously completed a whitewater rescue course with them as... read more

    Morgan L 06 Jan 2021
    David Lazar Avatar

    Just completed the WRT re-certification course and I found it very stimulating as the course built nicely on previous skills... read more

    David Lazar 02 Jul 2020
    Shawn MacDonald Avatar

    Fantastic course! Well organized, thorough and very hands-on. Highly recommended for winter recreationalists and rescue personnel alike.

    Shawn MacDonald 24 Feb 2020
  • Eein Pi Avatar

    I took the WAFA course in Wakefield with Danny. Great course run by an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable and progressed... read more

    Eein Pi 03 Apr 2018
    Cameron MacPhail Avatar

    positive review  Incredibly experienced and knowledgeable instructor and tons of hands-on training. Huge confidence booster for anyone working in whitewater.

    Cameron MacPhail 25 Jun 2020
    Bill Gadzos Avatar

    Just finished the 5 day WFR course in Wakefield with Danny. Loved every minute of it. The course is really... read more

    Bill Gadzos 11 Apr 2018
  • Mark Brophy Avatar

    3 day WFR recert with Danny & Trev.
    Excellent course, very hands on, and hit all the important stuff home hard.
    Thanks guys

    Mark Brophy 07 Nov 2018
    Em Beirnes Avatar

    Wonderful Course - took the 2 day Whitewater Rescue Course

    Em Beirnes 13 Sep 2017
    Ana Inés Tellería Avatar

    positive review  Todo!!!! su forma de trabajar con seriedad y seguridad para los clientes!!!!!!!

    Ana Inés Tellería 14 Apr 2019
  • Kathleen Miln Avatar

    positive review  Awesome people, beautiful location, and a solid course (WFR recert).

    Kathleen Miln 19 Mar 2019
    Cameron MacPhail Avatar

    Super experienced, knowledgeable instructor and the course offers tons of hands-on experience. The time spent in the water and in... read more

    Cameron MacPhail 25 Jun 2020
    Megan Norland Avatar

    Excellent training that combined theory and hands-on learning better than any other First Aid course I have taken. I feel... read more

    Megan Norland 04 Dec 2019
  • Mike Thaler Avatar

    positive review  Boreal River Rescue provides a great program. Having just recertified my whitewater rescue technician, the course met and surpassed expectations.... read more

    Mike Thaler 29 May 2019
    Lynette Chubb Avatar

    Re: Boreal's Wilderness First Responder 3-day recert course: Danny & Trevor did an AMAZING job... TRULY. Hard... read more

    Lynette Chubb 07 Nov 2018
    Félix Leblanc Avatar

    positive review  Une super expérience d’apprentissage autant utile qu’intéressant! Raph et Francis savent de quoi ils parlent et partagent leur connaissances dans... read more

    Félix Leblanc 20 Jul 2020
  • Jose Atienza Avatar

    I really enjoyed the course and the outdoor hands-on exercises were useful.

    Jose Atienza 08 Apr 2019
    Peter Kasurak Avatar

    positive review  Training designed not only to build base skills, but to challenge and increase confidence in ability to deliver.

    Peter Kasurak 05 Nov 2019
    R. J. Wall Avatar

    I cant say enough positive things about this course, and the company. They are engaging, and highly knowledgeable. ... read more

    R. J. Wall 05 Aug 2020
  • Pascal Bredin Avatar

    positive review  Boreal River is an amazing organisation, with great instructors that are very knowledgeable. Super fun courses 😀

    Pascal Bredin 30 Apr 2019
    Camila Davila Avatar

    I've taken various rescue courses, but the Boreal River course is very comprehensive and supportive both online and onsite. They... read more

    Camila Davila 23 Sep 2020
    Don Booker Avatar

    I recently took the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course for the second time, re-certifying, with instructors from Boreal River Rescue.... read more

    Don Booker 19 Dec 2019
  • Agathe Moreau Avatar

    positive review  Incroyable expérience pour quiconque souhaite être plus à l'aise en eau vive! Je recommande fortement.

    Agathe Moreau 26 Jul 2020
    Shane Snowboy Avatar

    positive review  me and my crew had fun while learning about new things and meetings new people

    Shane Snowboy 21 Jan 2020
    Colin Bunge Avatar

    positive review  Solid. I have now taken a WFR and a River rescue course with Boreal and they are excellent. Professional, amazing... read more

    Colin Bunge 05 Jun 2019
  • Olivia Perryman Avatar

    Took the two day Whitewater Rescue Certification course and had a phenomenal experience. Instructors were very professional and approachable. The... read more

    Olivia Perryman 13 Sep 2017
    Les Flavoureux Avatar

    Awesome class!! We had Julian has an instructor and he made our time at Boreal a a great learning opportunity.... read more

    Les Flavoureux 01 Jul 2020
    paul mason Avatar

    positive review  Just finished a Boreal River WFR recert. They are working really hard to follow every Covid protocol. Course was 4... read more

    paul mason 22 Oct 2020
  • Marty Laforest Avatar

    positive review  The Barn was an ideal location to stage the WAFA training. Comfort, logistics and outdoor spaces were perfect for this... read more

    Marty Laforest 04 Dec 2019
    Heather Gough Avatar

    positive review  Completed my WFR recertification with Boreal River this month. They did an excellent job with Covid-19 precautions and it still... read more

    Heather Gough 22 Jun 2020
    Robyn Stevens Avatar

    I took the 2-day Whitewater Rescue course and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of instruction and training. The time... read more

    Robyn Stevens 17 Jul 2018
  • Olivia Perryman Avatar

    Incredibly thorough and practical rescue course. Instructors are knowledgeable and very hands-on. I always come away with more confidence and... read more

    Olivia Perryman 04 Sep 2020
    Kevin Morton Avatar

    Impressive Team. Danny and Julio were extremely professional and knowledgeable. Appreciated their responsible handling of the Covid-19 reality, creatively adjusting... read more

    Kevin Morton 09 Aug 2020
    Edwina Wall Avatar

    I learned a lot from the 5-day course that I can apply in many aspects of my professional life. For... read more

    Edwina Wall 24 Nov 2015
  • Kevin Morton Avatar

    Impressive Team. Danny and Julio were extremely professional and knowledgeable. Appreciated their responsible handling of the Covid-19 reality, creatively adjusting... read more

    Kevin Morton 22 Jun 2020
    Sheba Dowlatshahi Avatar

    Excellent WRT course! 4 days were packed with hands on training. Julian is an outstanding and knowledge instructor that knows... read more

    Sheba Dowlatshahi 10 Aug 2020
    John Pinkerton Avatar

    positive review  The 2 day Wilderness First Aid course presented a very good combination of theory and practical knowledge. We learned... read more

    John Pinkerton 10 Nov 2020
  • Megan Norland Avatar

    positive review  Excellent training that combined theory and hands-on learning better than any other First Aid course I have taken. I feel... read more

    Megan Norland 04 Dec 2019
    Shaughn McArthur Avatar

    These guys are tops - they know their material, and keep up a great level of energy (even when freezing... read more

    Shaughn McArthur 06 Jul 2020
    Hernâni Lima Avatar

    Finished 4 day WRT course at Gatineau River with Julian and loved it ! Super knowledgeable and always able to... read more

    Hernâni Lima 18 Jun 2018
  • Lynette Chubb Avatar

    positive review  Re: Boreal's Wilderness First Responder 3-day recert course: Danny & Trevor did an AMAZING job... TRULY. Hard... read more

    Lynette Chubb 07 Nov 2018
    Jordan Kent Avatar

    positive review  Incredible training. I have since had to use my WFA training and was able to stay cool-headed and provide great... read more

    Jordan Kent 12 Oct 2019
    Natalie Gauvin Avatar

    positive review  Amazing weekend course. Two full days. Would recommend!

    Natalie Gauvin 15 Sep 2019
  • Klade Kerr Avatar

    The Whitewater Rescue 4 day Course will blow your mind, you learn SO much!! Julian was my instructor, he is... read more

    Klade Kerr 17 Jul 2020
    Elyse Quann Avatar

    positive review  5 day WFR course in La Peche (Wakefield) was TOP NOTCH. Incredibly knowledgeable and personable instructor, Danny, made this intensive... read more

    Elyse Quann 21 Dec 2018
    Calder Patterson Avatar

    positive review  I took the two day ice rescue safety course, the instructors where friendly and knowledgeable and the experience was invaluable... read more

    Calder Patterson 20 Jan 2020