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BC White Water safety and rescue (WWSR)

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A 2-day course which is a must for all paddlers who paddle white water.

The main drive of the course is preventions, however, it will include solutions as well.

This practical based training allows you to apply new techniques and explore their limitations with a watchful eye to keep you safe.

The WWSR training course is designed for all paddlers operating in a moderate to advanced white water environment in either kayak or canoe.

In addition, the training is required for those seeking their 4 star leader (white water or open canoe) award.


  • Moving water experience
  • Ability to swim
  • Over 16 years old


  • Paddling gear and safety equipment
  • Group dynamics
  • Safe and aggressive swimming / self rescue
  • Shout, reach and throw bag rescues
  • Use of a harness
  • Attaching to anchors, belays and simple vector pulls
  • Live bait rescue techniques
  • Kit retrieval
  • Kayak and canoe safe paddling workshops

No course dates currently available.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange or create a new course date.