New Trip First Aid Requirements

The Edmonton Section puts a priority on safety for all our mountain and urban activities.  To this end, the Edmonton Section Board adopted a policy that at least 1 person on every trip must have valid First Aid training plus a CPR-A valid certificate, effective Nov. 1, 2018. Training must be at least a 16 hour first aid course (or equivalent re-certification), such as Standard First Aid or Wilderness First Aid. This policy was adopted in January, 2017.

To help our volunteers obtain appropriate first training training for outdoor and often remote activities, the Edmonton Section provides a $200 course subsidy that specifically applies to Wilderness first aid courses (see our Course Subsidy for details). Volunteers who elect to take more advanced courses (i.e. 40 or 80 hour) may be eligible for a greater subsidy, so please contact for more information.

This year, we encourage volunteers and members to make use of the numerous providers that currently offer wilderness first aid training in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Below are several recommended providers with course info and upcoming dates.

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (Canadian Red Cross, provided by Haskin Canoe Inc.)  

Duration: 20 hrs

Cost: $250

Course description and contact info for registration

Upcoming dates in Edmonton:

  • April 9/10 (Mon/Tues)

Wilderness Level II First Aid (St. John’s Ambulance)

Duration: 16 hr

Cost: $155.

Course Description

Link to dates and registration information

Upcoming dates in Edmonton:

  • May 9/10

  • June 19/20

  • July 11/12

Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine (Canmore, Calgary)

Multiple offerings (provider for Yamnuska)

Course descriptions and dates