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Groups we work with

Participants on our programs come from diverse backgrounds. Whether they’re sharpening skills on a course or exploring wilderness on an expedition, everybody gets individualized attention so they emerge with increased confidence and success.

We work with organizations to adapt programs to their needs—so that every group’s goals are met and exceeded.

Learn about customized group training for your organization.

Participating Organizations

  • 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
    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
    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
  • Paul Mason Avatar

    I was fortunate to join a wilderness first responder first aid course last winter and was so impressed with the... read more

    Paul Mason 13 Sep 2018
    Natacha Labonte Avatar

    Amazing course and instructor. Thanks Danny! Will be back soon to complete the technician level.

    Natacha Labonte 13 Jul 2015
    Vadim Belotserkovsky Avatar

    Excellent all around. Danny was very knowledgeable, organized, caring and dedicated. And we had a great time. Thank you Boreal!

    Vadim Belotserkovsky 20 Jun 2018
  • Paul Dunn Avatar

    I recently completed the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, it was nothing short of fabulous. I would honestly say... read more

    Paul Dunn 22 Dec 2019
    Kate Brennan Avatar

    positive review  The instruction was top notch. They created a great learning environment and realistic scenarios that helped me imagine myself in... read more

    Kate Brennan 05 Dec 2018
    Natalie Gauvin Avatar

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

    Natalie Gauvin 15 Sep 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
    Ana Inés Tellería Avatar

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

    Ana Inés Tellería 14 Apr 2019
    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
  • Nicholas Anderson Avatar

    awesome course! really enjoyed the whole experience:)

    Nicholas Anderson 09 Sep 2019
    Kathleen Miln Avatar

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

    Kathleen Miln 19 Mar 2019
    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
  • Matt Price Avatar

    I took the 5-day WFR course in December 2015. Both the course material and the instruction were terrific. ... read more

    Matt Price 05 Jan 2016
    Adam Potts Avatar

    positive review  Great team of highly trained staff that made it such a fun and rewarding course

    Adam Potts 27 May 2019
    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
  • Joseph Zebrowski Avatar

    positive review  Instructor was very professional and knowledgeable. Learned way more useful information and tools than in basic first aid courses!

    Joseph Zebrowski 09 Dec 2019
    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
    Marc Auger Avatar

    positive review  attended the WMA WFR course and was impressed by the quality of instruction and instructors

    Marc Auger 20 Dec 2019
  • Taleah Schulte Avatar

    positive review  Amazing instructors, teaching and the course was a blast! I highly recommend.

    Taleah Schulte 15 Oct 2019
    Dan Wong Avatar

    Danny always delivers a high quality course. I've taken two. Honestly the best outdoor courses I have ever taken - consistently.

    Dan Wong 25 May 2018
    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
  • max finkelstein Avatar

    Mike was a great instructor, a nice combination of experience and knowledge. this was by far the best WFA course... read more

    max finkelstein 10 Apr 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
    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
  • Gareth Hamilton Avatar

    I took the WFR Bridge course and it was awesome. The instructor Sam really knew her stuff. I would definitely... read more

    Gareth Hamilton 23 Mar 2019
    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
    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
  • Becky Mason Avatar

    Boreal River directs an excellent Wilderness First Aid course and I enjoyed taking it.

    Becky Mason 23 Mar 2018
    Nicolas Roulx Avatar

    positive review  J'ai suivi les cours de Wilderness First Responder et de Ice and Safety Rescue avec Boreal River. En comparant avec... read more

    Nicolas Roulx 23 Jan 2020
    Stephanie Hewson Avatar

    This is the second whitewater rescue course I've taken with Boreal -first in Ottawa and now in Squamish - and... read more

    Stephanie Hewson 09 Jul 2020
  • 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
    Susan L'Heureux Avatar

    Danny was a great instructor. I learned so much during the WFR course and I now feel confident that I... read more

    Susan L'Heureux 17 Dec 2019
    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
  • Bill Mitchell Avatar

    Ten years in and Boreal River is the industry leader. Whether you are looking for first aid training, whitewater rescue... read more

    Bill Mitchell 12 Jun 2019
    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
    Peter Kasurak Avatar

    Recerted both my WRT and WFR with Boreal this fall and both courses were both challenging and enjoyable. In... read more

    Peter Kasurak 05 Nov 2019
  • Shaughn McArthur Avatar

    positive review  these guys know their stuff, and maintain lots of energy throughout their courses. definitely recommend to anyone looking to build... read more

    Shaughn McArthur 02 Jul 2020
    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
    Sean Musclow Avatar

    Last weekend, a group of us took the 2-day Whitewater Rescue Course at Gatineau River, and we absolutely loved it!... read more

    Sean Musclow 14 Sep 2018
  • 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
    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
    Stephane McDermott Avatar

    I recently finished the 5 day WFR course with Danny and Kelly as instructors. What an unbelievable experience. Extremely engaging... read more

    Stephane McDermott 01 Dec 2016