Swiftwater Rescue

River travel is inherently dangerous. Each paddler should have the knowledge and skills to respond to rescue situations.

Many paddlers spend years developing their paddling techniques; however, few take the time to build their river rescue skills.

This Royal Life Saving Society program Level I and Level II includes:

Safety, Equipment, Throwbag use, Swimming a rapid, Strong swimmer rescue, Tag line rescue, Foot entrapment, Releasing trapped boats. Certification is offered through the Life Saving Society. The course fee includes a manual, instruction and group equipment. Participants are responsible for all their personal equipment – we offer rentals. We recommend a wetsuit/dry top combination or a drysuit for the duration of the course as you will be spending lot’s of time in the water.

2016 Course Dates:

Saturday, Sunday

May 14,15

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$195.00 + GST

A Certification Fee of $ 60.00  is needed to register with the Life Saving Society along with a copy of a valid First-Aid Certificate.

* We would be happy to set up a course for your group. Call us today!


Kayak Rescue

Join us for an evening of rescue.  Here we will focus on throw bag and boat rescues.  Different options for getting a kayak to shore and how to better use your throw bag.

2016 Course Dates:

  1. May 12
  2. June 9



Canoe Rescue

The aim of this program is to provide a workshop format for canoeists to learn, develop and most of all practice commonly used river rescue skills.  We will be approaching these skills from three typical rescue settings: on shore, in boat, and in the water.  This course is for both tandem and solo canoeists.  We will be conducting this workshop in a class I river setting, as well as on flat water.

2016 Course Dates:

Evenings 6:30-8:30 – Wednesday, Thursday

May 11, 12
June 22, 23

Pre-requisites: Must have basic river skills (ferries and eddy turns).

$95.00 + GST

* We would be happy to set up a course for your group. Call us today!