Every spring, Wild Blue Yonder Rafting offers a 16-hour Swiftwater Rescue Course (Level I & 2) through the Royal Life Saving Society. This course is mandatory for our guides to have, and the course is also open to the public. Download the course outline or watch the video!

Level I teaches river dynamics, safety and self-rescue techniques. Level 2 includes advanced skills and rescue techniques for assisting others; it's recommended for white-water kayakers, rescue teams and guides. It's a good course for Search & Rescue organizations, and we have also trained Canadian Rangers. Here's an article written by a Ranger who took the course in 2014.

2019 SWIFTWATER RESCUE COURSE
Location: Grande Cache, Alberta   Rivers: Smoky River & Sulphur River
Dates: May 18/19, 2019      Times: 8:30am to 6pm both days.  

COURSE COMPONENTS:
- Rescue philosophy & general rules
- Rescue organization: principles & procedures
- Prevention of emergencies
- The ladder approach & personal safety
- Self rescue skills
- River crossings
- Offensive & defensive river swimming
- Obstacles & entrapments
- Throw bag use
- Rope systems & knots
- Mechanical rescue systems

Certification Provided: 
- Swiftwater Rescue Level 1 or 2
Royal Lifesaving Society

Prerequisites: 
- Standard First Aid w/CPR
(must show valid certificate). 

COST: $275.00 per person + gst
Group Rate for 6 or more. 


Contact Us
toll free 1-877-945-3786
fun@wildblueyonder.ca

Booking Offices
Grande Cache
Street: 11113 97th Avenue

Revelstoke
Street: 621 Victoria Road
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

Mailing Address
PO Box 1611, Grande Cache, AB  T0E 0Y0