These are some of the best schools for studying wilderness medicine.
The Canadian Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program
This is one of the leading programs of its kind in Canada offering courses on the essential first aid skills and training required for planning, preventing injury, promoting safety, and responding to emergencies in remote and wilderness environments.
Coast Wilderness Medical Training
This British Columbia’s finest wilderness first aid and professional responder training school in Vancouver, Squamish and throughout BC. Trainees have the opportunity of learning from engaging, knowledgeable medical professionals who bring their real-world experience to every class.
Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine
CSMM offers a Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) that trains a graduate to care for injuries and illness in alpine settings. Also, a graduate is trained to provide advice and direction to mitigate medical problems in mountain or extreme environments.
There are Winter and Summer CSMM modules in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Wilderness Medical Associates Canada
This organization offers first aid training for any kind of emergency in the wild. It also provides opportunities for recertification and retraining for workers already in the field of emergency medical care.
Canadian Wilderness Medical Training
CWMT offers modular courses that develop competencies in the recognition and management of medical or traumatic events in a wilderness environment. It also offers re-certification and upgrades programs for those looking to maintain or improve existing skills.
Wilderness Rescue Solutions
WRS offers Wilderness First Aid Courses with a more in-depth and much higher level of knowledge as well as a higher and more technical skill set. Their instructors are real wilderness emergency responders who are still on the job.
There are so many schools, institutions and programs offering diverse first aid courses and other wilderness medicine emergency courses, but these are the top ones in Canada. Contact us for more information.