we love the Wilderness

Ridge Wilderness Adventures offers Canoe
Adventures, Canoe Lessons & First Aid Training.

Abbotsford, BC


Company Overview

Ridge Wilderness Adventures is your one stop shop, offering wilderness based programming for all levels of learning. Whether you are after a fun adventure,  custom trip, award journey, skill development or instructor and guide training — we have the program for you.

Since 2005

Started Ridge Wilderness Adventures in 2005. Our programs run from 1 hour to a month, and everything in between. 

Many Adventures

We have a variety of canoe models, including Clipper, Mad River and Old Town to offer lessons and adventures in the perfect canoe for you. We have taken approximately 60,000 participants out in our canoes. 

Our Fleet

We have a fleet of 2 34ft Montreal canoes, 1 29ft Langley, and 16 historic Voyageur Canoes to accommodate up to 210 participants on the water at one time.


Because of our commitment to excellent paddling and instruction, we are regularly hired to train other operators’ guides and instructors. You will find us the best trained and qualified in our industry. Please see below how qualified we are to assist you.

Who We Are

Ridge Wilderness Adventures offers Canoe Adventures, Canoe Lessons and First Aid Training.

Founder and CEO, David Wooldridge, is recognized by the canoe industry as a master instructor and lead developer of canoeing programs for Canada. Ridge Wilderness Adventures is the leading provider for canoeing in BC. We specialize in Lake, River, Tripping and Big Canoeing, which makes us uniquely suited to assist you in getting outside.

Our Adventures and Lessons are available all over southern BC. We also offer special training all over Canada. We utilize Voyageur, Tandem and Solo canoes to make sure we offer what you are looking for.

As a company Ridge Wilderness Adventures continually supports groups who are working for our environment. Wild Salmon and protection of our Waterways are areas we feel strongly about and we choose to donate funds and resources to organizations that work to protect our environment and waterways.

We hope this site and our services help you Explore, Experience and Enjoy our beautiful outdoors!

Contact Us

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