Canada's Canoeing Experts...we put more people on the water than anyone else!

Ridge Wilderness Adventures offers Canoe Adventures, Canoe Lessons and First Aid Training.

Founder and CEO, David Wooldridge, is recognized by the canoe industry as a master instructor and lead developer of canoeing programs for Canada. Ridge Wilderness Adventures is the leading provider for canoeing in BC. We specialize in Lake, River, Tripping and Big Canoeing, which makes us uniquely suited to assist you in getting outside.

Our Adventures and Lessons are available all over southern BC. We also offer specialty training all over Canada. We utilize Voyageur, Tandem and Solo canoes to make sure we offer what you are looking for. Our canoe adventures and lessons are offered on a weekly basis and our office is located in Fort Langley, just outside Vancouver.

As a company Ridge Wilderness Adventures continually supports groups who are working for our environment. Wild Salmon, and protection of our Waterways are areas we feel strongly about and we choose to donate funds and resources to organizations that work to protect our environment and waterways.

We hope this site and our services help you Explore, Experience and Enjoy our beautiful outdoors!

Our Mission

To explore the outdoors by Canoe & To protect the environments we traverse.

Learning! Adventure! Companionship! Fun!

Our Goal

To offer the best possible Canoe Trips, Canoe Lessons, First Aid, and Outdoors Education

Hear what folks are saying!

Hello Ridge Wilderness First Aid:

 I took the Ridge Wilderness First Aid course in Cumberland, BC with Chelsea Kennedy. What an excellent instructor! Apart from knowing her subject matter through and through, she was able to impart her knowledge with good humour and still make her point clearly and without minimizing the gravity of the situation. I loved her method of teaching, along with the 'props' (the raining blood bits were hilarious for example), red markers used to indicate an injury, a 'modified' BBQ tool mounted on a small block of wood with red marker marks to indicate bleeding of course and then stuffed into a pocket. What a great idea. Not too much imagination required to see that this was a 'puncture wound'. In other cases, photos of the real deal, plasticized, and held in place to indicate 3rd degree burns on a hand for another example. Pretty plain to see that without immediate hospital care, the patient could loose the use of her hand.

I also liked a couple of other things too. Chelsea would review previous points in her summaries. I remember one situation where I just didn't know what to do (she had just told us). "I don't know what to do for this one", I said. She quietly gave me a clue... And it all came back. I was able to perform what I needed to do.

I've taken many first aid courses, and some of them more advanced than this one, although long ago. When I asked about a particular situation, she would kindly give the explanation in a matter of fact way: That's beyond the level of this course, for example). It was done tactfully, firmly, and yet kindly. This is without a doubt the best first aid course I have ever taken, and it is your instructor Chelsea who made it so.

To polish it all off, she followed up the course with an email, in her usual light-hearted style relating to some of the more humorous moments in the course. I truly can't think of one change I would make. Thank you Chelsea for being you:)

Thank you for a great course. And I especially like the first aid book. Small enough for my back back, easy to find what you need, water resistant pages. A true wilderness first aid book:). Thank you.

Sincerely,

Louise Osborn

Louise Osborn
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