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Wilderness Guide School

Are you someone who is absolutely enthralled by the beauty and serenity of the wilderness? Do you have a deep love for canoeing and guiding others through the great outdoors? Well, look no further because Ridge Wilderness has just the perfect opportunity for you! We are thrilled to announce our all inclusive Wilderness Guide School, designed to equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to kickstart your guiding career with a bang.

Our program is carefully crafted to provide you with a comprehensive training experience that will set you apart from the rest. Not only will you gain invaluable expertise, but you will also have the chance to secure employment or an internship with Ridge Wilderness or pursue another esteemed local guiding outfitter. Imagine the thrill of putting your newfound skills to use in the very environment that ignites your passion!

But that’s not all – upon successful completion of our Wilderness Guide School, you will be awarded Nationally Recognized Certificates by none other than The Red Cross and Paddle Canada. These prestigious certifications will not only enhance your credibility but also open doors to endless opportunities in the guiding industry.

So, if you’re ready to embark on an exhilarating journey towards a fulfilling career in guiding, don’t miss out on this incredible chance. Join us at Ridge Wilderness and let us help you turn your passion for the wilderness, canoeing, and guiding into a lifelong adventure.

Embark on an exhilarating journey towards a fulfilling career. Enroll now and let the adventure begin!

See upcoming school dates and full course details below!


Location: Maple Ridge area.

Cost: $2999.95 + GST  (Accommodations are available for an additional fee) If you are interested in registering, please click below or contact us today at

Prerequisites: Participants must be 19 years of age or older.

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  1. Wilderness First Responder (80hrs)
    • Successful participants will obtain a Canadian Red Cross Wilderness First Responder with CPR C and AED certificate valid for 3 years, along with CRC Basic Life Support certificate valid for 1 year.
  2. Intro Tandem Canoe Instructor Course – Paddle Canada Certification
  3. Intro Solo Moving Water Course – Paddle Canada Certification
  4. Moving Water Instructor Course – Paddle Canada Certification
  5. Big Canoe Intermediate Leader Course – Skills – Paddle Canada Certification

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