Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training

SOLO Canada introduces you to back-country medicine and wilderness medical protocols on the Edge of Algonquin Park.

Specifically designed for the unique demands of back-country hiking and canoeing in Northern Ontario and Algonquin Park, participants will learn how to treat injuries when you are hours or days from a hospital. Also, you will learn how to give care in extreme environments of cold, heat, or altitude. This course focuses on working with limited equipment and improvising.

Feel secure & safe in your own abilities on multi-day wilderness adventures as a guide or participant.


Approximately nine hours will be spent in class each day (potentially outside, weather-dependent). We also go outdoors practicing scenarios of realistic emergency situations one might encounter on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park or on backcountry hiking trips. Participants must dress appropriately for the weather, rain, snow, or shine. Two hours or more will be devoted to homework each evening. Successful course participants will receive certification from SOLO Canada, a widely respected wilderness medical training organization.

The course begins on the morning of Thursday, April 20th.  Participants coming from afar are welcome to arrive on the evening of April 19th.

Who is this for?


  • Program Fee: $450/person
  • Meals & Accommodations:  $199/person/night

Available Dates:

  • April 20 – 23, 2017
    • Training begins on the 20th, accommodation included for April 19th.

Andrew Torrance


Andrew Torrance
Director of SOLO Canada / Lead Instructor

Andrew is in charge of Risk Management, Training, and Recruitment at Wendigo Lake Expeditions. Andrew is a volunteer firefighter and first responder, a Red Cross First Aid Instructor and has recently become a nationally registered emergency medical technician (NREMT-B) in the United States. His efforts helped SOLO (the longest running wilderness medical program in the world) to extend their services in Canada.