Wilderness First Aid

Abbotsford, BC


Wilderness Training

The Wilderness First Aid Upgrade is designed to prepare you to deal with someone for more than 24 hours. We teach a minimum of 75% of the course outside to create a realistic learning environment. This course has Standard First Aid and CPR C with AED built into the course. Similar to the 20 hour WFA course, we add basic shelter construction as an add on that is not part of the certificate.

This course is available in one of two ways:

  1. Four Consecutive Days (typically Friday – Monday) 
  2. Two Weekends (Weekend 1: 20 hour WFA + Weekend 2: 20 hour AWFA Upgrade)

Both options will ultimately give you a FULL 40 hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certificate with CPR C and AED. If you are interested in taking the full course over two weekends, please select the “you pick” option when registering. Our office will then get in touch with you so that you can select the two weekends of your choice.

Please note: If you are not taking this course over four consecutive days, you will have ONE YEAR from the first 20 hour WFA course to upgrade to your final 20 hour advanced wilderness first aid upgrade. We do recommend taking the two weekends within a maximum of three months for retention purposes, as the 20 hour WFA content will not be reviewed during the 20 hour AWFA upgrade.


Additional to the content listed in the Basic Wilderness First Aid Course.

Course Length: 
4 full days (40 hours)
2 weekends (40 hours) 

$499.95 – $559.95 + tax  (Full 4 days (40 hours))
$299.95 – $359.95 + tax (Upgrade/Recert 20 hours) *prices vary by location

 Ages 12-16 years can take the course and be certified when participating with a parent/guardian.

Course Content

Advanced Communication Techniques
Group Dynamics
Extended Care
Discontinuing Spinal Precautions
Aligning Fractures
Relocating Dislocations
Field Sterilization Techniques
Multiple Injury Protocols
Advanced Field Splint Techniques
Patient Transportation
Jaw Thrust
Altitude Injuries
Advanced Scenarios

upcoming courses


23octAll Day24Remote First Aid to Wilderness First Aid: Bridging Course - VancouverADVANCED UPGRADE

30octAll Day31Remote First Aid to Wilderness First Aid: Bridging Course - VictoriaADVANCED UPGRADE


13novAll Day14Remote First Aid to Wilderness First Aid: Bridging Course - ChilliwackADVANCED UPGRADE

20novAll Day21Remote First Aid to Wilderness First Aid: Bridging Course - NanaimoADVANCED UPGRADE

27novAll Day28Remote First Aid to Wilderness First Aid: Bridging Course - LangleyADVANCED UPGRADE


03decAll Day06Wilderness First Aid - Full Course - Vancouver

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