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Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) I, II & III – 5 days

June 29, 2023 - July 3, 2023

Upper Gatineau River, QC

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Read the full WRT course description and get info on learning outcomes, prerequisites, topics covered, equipment, and more.

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Some equipment can be rented from Boreal River Rescue. Prices are in Canadian dollars and include rental for your whole course:

  • Wetsuit (full length arms & legs, fleece-lined) - $79
  • Helmet - $15
  • Rescue PFD (with ‘quick-release’ harness) - $50

The meeting location on day-1 is: Upper Gatineau River Camp, GPS Coordinates: 46.319964, -75.943007. It is 20 minutes south of Maniwaki / 1.5 hours north of Ottawa and Gatineau.

The upper Gatineau River is a beautiful stretch of wilderness river about 100km upstream of Ottawa/Gatineau between the towns of Maniwaki and Bouchette. This section has great whitewater all season long. Numerous channels and a variety of rapids provide excellent training sites. Our course meeting spot is a private camp on the west side of the river between the famous 'Lucifer' and 'Du Corbeau' rapids.


Option A - $20 per night on-site camping

Those staying on-site bring their own camping equipment and food. We’ll provide group shelters and drinking water that you can use. Make sure you bring everything you need to cook (camp stove, etc.).

There are also several restaurants and large grocery stores in Maniwaki (20 minutes from the site).

Option B - Stay or live elsewhere in the region

Bring a lunch and snacks to the river every day.

Two hotels in Maniwaki (20 minutes from course meeting location) with nearby restaurants offer our students a discounted rate*.

Chateau Logue Hotel | 12 Comeau Street, Maniwaki, QC
1-877-474-4848 or reception@chateaulogue.com
*Discounted rate: $110/night or $100/night for 4-night stays

Auberge du Draveur | 85 Rue Principale Nord (autorute 105), Maniwaki, QC
1-877-449-7022 or reception@aubergedraveur.qc.ca
*Discounted corporate rate: $95/night  (3+ nights) or $100/night (1-2 nights)
*Breakfast included for both rates


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June 29, 2023
July 3, 2023
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