At last - Coast Wilderness Medical Training courses are coming to beautiful Squamish, BC!

With classroom sessions at Quest University, and outdoor learning among the nearby trees, mountains and rivers, these training sessions are sure to delight our valued customers in Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and beyond!


Standard Wilderness First Aid

20 Hours • $295
with CPR/AED ‘C’

Focused on Fundamentals

If you don’t know where to start, start here. This foundational course is ideal for casual campers or day hikers, and easily upgrades to our more advanced course offerings!

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Advanced Wilderness First Aid

40 Hours • $495
with CPR/AED ‘C’

A Higher Standard of Care

Next level training for serious adventurers! The Red Cross AWFA is gold standard training for local guides, outdoor educators, and those who venture a little farther from home.

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Wilderness First Responder

80 Hours • $995
with BLS (CPR/AED ‘HCP’)

The Best Medicine for the Worst Places

Canada’s top-tier professional wilderness medicine course! Intensive, challenging and always hands-on… train for medical emergencies - wherever they arise!

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Where We Train

Indoor classes are held at Quest University, but with any of our Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness Medical courses, you won’t be spending much time in a classroom! However, Squamish has so many beautiful places to play that we couldn’t pick just one - outdoor sessions will be located inn various locations among trees, in mountains, and by rivers. Exact course locations will be conveniently located, and revealed with lots of time to spare!

Your Squamish Team

As with any Coast Wilderness Medical Training course, your course will always be taught by highly trained, highly experienced medical professionals, and there will never be more than 12 students for each instructor!


Dr. Iona Liddicoat

Dr. Iona Liddicoat is the lead instructor for CWMT Squamish. She is a UK trained physician experienced in emergency and wilderness medicine. She has supported medical expeditions from the Amazonian tropics to the gnarliest mountains in Scotland and Wales.


Kieran Hartle

Kieran Hartle (PCP-IV) is program director at Coast Wilderness Medical. He is a paramedic with British Columbia Ambulance Service, and a volunteer Ski Patroller at Cypress Mountain. Kieran is one of Canada’s first Red Cross Wilderness First Responder Instructors.


Mark Van Eijk

Mark van Eijk (PCP-IV, BSc) is a paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and former science tutor with experience providing remote leadership and medical support. His experiences inform a distinctly dynamic and pragmatic approach to WFR instruction.

Group Classes

If you are looking for private training in Squamish for your company, organization, or a group of like-minded friends, fill out the form below, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

All of our courses can be adapted to your specific needs and concerns, including instruction at your location of choice, customized scenarios, and dual certification courses. If your employees are looking for OFA-1, we suggest you check out our Workplace Wilderness First Aid!