Rocky Mountain Educational Adventures
Whitewater Adventures

Get out on the lakes and rivers of the Rocky Mountains!

In this program you'll "get your feet wet" as we explore the lakes and rivers of the Kootenay Rockies by canoe, raft and whitewater kayak. We believe the best way to improve your skills and become confident on the water is by getting right out into the action with local professional guides/instructors. You'll  be part of a team learning river rescue, paddling and camping skills, while you enjoy our beautiful Rocky Mountains. You don't need any previous paddling skills but you should be physically fit and prepared for an action-packed water adventure.

photos of whitewater activities: kayaking, rafting, rescue

We're going to cover:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Tandem Lake water Canoe Certification (RCABC)              
  • Swift water Rescue Certification (Rescue Canada)          
  • Raft Guiding Training 1
  • One of:
    Raft Guide Certification or White Water Kayak                                              
  • One of:
    Lake water Canoe Instructor Certification (RCABC) or Mountain Bike Instructor Certification  PMBI Level 1 (Endless Biking)


  • You must be 19 years or older as of the start of the course.
  • You must be physically able to accomplish the tasks required.
    The Rocky Mountain Educational courses are very physically demanding. You will be required to carry personal overnight supplies & equipment along with technical sport specific gear on extended trips over rugged mountain terrain. You will also have to be prepared to carry your share of communal equipment and do your share of communal tasks.
  • You must have valid and current medical insurance prior to being admitted into the program.
  • You must sign a general program release and waiver identifying assumption of risk and inherent danger of mountain activities before attending any outdoor activity.
  • You must be an intermediate level swimmer capable of swimming 600m in 14 minutes. (24 laps of a 25m pool)

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Dates: April 7 - 15 and April 24 - May 11, 2018

Tuition: $4985*

*Note: Includes: Transportation, group equipment, accommodations while on field trip. Does not include personal equipment, expenses, food, or accommodation while in Fernie.