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Whitewater Rescue Technician – Bridge III

Upgrade your whitewater skills and certification

For Cost Duration Prerequisites Pre-Course Prep
Professional river guides, instructors, intermediate to advanced river runners $339 2 days Current Whitewater Rescue (WWR) Level II certification from Boreal River Rescue or equivalent* certification, 16+ years 3-4 hours

✔ COVID-19 Adapted

All courses are 100% outside with physical distancing. Read the COVID update.


Build on your previous training to advance your skills. Get 2 full days of hands-on practice and challenging simulations. Gain experience and confidence performing effective rescues with limited resources when river running.

This course is for those with current Whitewater Rescue (WWR) II, Swiftwater Rescue, or equivalent certification who would like to upgrade to Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) III.

You’ll do a pre-course prep assignment to help you refresh your skills and knowledge.

Get 10 – 15 % off through multi-student specials and pro-deals.


Join a scheduled course at one of our amazing training rivers or have our instructor travel to a river near you for group training.

Be sure to read our cancellation policy.

 

 

 

  • 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
    Natacha Labonte Avatar

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

    Natacha Labonte 13 Jul 2015
    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
  • Curtis Mark-Stewart Avatar

    Real good instruction, they respected people's limitations/comfort zone, offered other ways and individual short instruction for who are not so... read more

    Curtis Mark-Stewart 19 Sep 2015
    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
    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
  • jamus meyer Avatar

    I completed my swiftwater/whitewater course with Boreal. Initially I did the course in Quebec and I recently re-certified with... read more

    jamus meyer 04 Jun 2021
    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
    Nicholas Anderson Avatar

    awesome course! really enjoyed the whole experience:)

    Nicholas Anderson 09 Sep 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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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
    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
    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
  • Kate McKerlie Avatar

    positive review  Enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors who will teach and challenge you to apply and practice skills in various scenarios - highly recommended!

    Kate McKerlie 21 Jan 2019
    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
    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
  • 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
    Trenton Spence Avatar

    I have now completed swift water rescue and ice rescue training with Boreal River. Both courses were completely hands... read more

    Trenton Spence 25 Mar 2021
    Robyn F Avatar

    I did my whitewater rescue technician and wilderness first responder certs with Boreal and thoroughly enjoyed both. Danny was especially... read more

    Robyn F 04 Jun 2021
  • Felicia Feather Avatar

    Great instructors-Ben & Ian are fantastic educators. It was a steep learning curve (for me) and they were patient with... read more

    Felicia Feather 05 Jul 2018
    Grant Bowles Conover Avatar

    Took my WRT recert this past weekend on the Magnetewan river and it lived up to everything Boreal is known... read more

    Grant Bowles Conover 30 May 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
    Em Beirnes Avatar

    Wonderful Course - took the 2 day Whitewater Rescue Course

    Em Beirnes 13 Sep 2017
    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
    Marco Petrie Avatar

    Course is well structured and is easy to follow every step of the way. It just flows perfectly. Good instructor,... read more

    Marco Petrie 14 Jul 2015
    Bill Gadzos Avatar

    Just finished the whitewater rescue technician course. This is the third course I have done with Boreal River Rescue and... read more

    Bill Gadzos 21 May 2021