RIDGE first aid Is back in action! All wilderness first aid courses are now live. register online or email us at info@exploreridge.com for more information :)

Canada's Wilderness Experts. first aid courses and wilderness adventures

Ridge Wilderness Adventures offers a wide variety of First Aid options... all Red Cross certified and ranging from basic CPR/AED courses to the intensive, high-level Wilderness First Responder Course!

Founder and CEO, David Wooldridge, is recognized by the Canadian Red Cross as a valuable first aid resource, especially in Wilderness First Aid related programs. He was instrumental in the development of the new Red Cross 80 hour Wilderness First Responder program and Ridge Wilderness is proud to be one of the very first to offer it in British Columbia in Spring 2018!

Ridge Wilderness Adventures is a leading provider for first aid in BC. We specialize in Wilderness specific programs and believe our first-hand experience in guiding hundreds of people over the last 15 years makes us uniquely suited to assist you in experiencing life safely. 

Our First Aid courses are available all over BC and we love to travel to bring great First Aid to you!. We provide all our own equipment and have worked with many different groups all over BC including Vancouver, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Comox, the Sunshine Coast, Kelowna, Prince George, Nelson, Trail, and as far as the Queen Charlotte Islands!

We frequently work with Search and Rescue, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Ministry of Forestry groups as well as many government and private organizations to provide top quality first aid for their specific needs!  We've developed the SAR specific Wilderness First Aid course, especially for Search and Rescue teams, to combine the perfect mix of Wilderness First Aid and technical training certifications that they utilize frequently. 

Our public first aid courses run every month at our home location of Langley BC, just outside Vancouver and include OFA 1, WFA, AWFA, and Wilderness First Responder course options to sign up for.

As a company Ridge Wilderness Adventures continually supports groups who are working for our environment and working towards safety and fun in the outdoors. We firmly believe everyone should be able to have the skills needed to get out to explore more of our world comfortably and safely. It is our passion to be able to give you the tools needed to do just that!  

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

Our Mission

We believe First Aid should be practical, hands-on and fun,  and it is our commitment to our clients and participants to offer those key qualities in all our programs! 

Our Goal

We aim to offer the BEST quality of training and excellence in all of our programs while making learning first aid an extremely positive experience for all! 

Hear what folks are saying!

Just completed a fantastic Wilderness First Aid Course in Hope BC alongside the confluence of the Mighty Fraser and the Coquihalla Rivers. Class time was balanced well with outdoor settings and hands on experiential learning. The atmosphere was very supportive with good humour and smiles all around (even in the rain!). The mix of teaching styles ensured that all levels and types of learners absorbed and retained key information. Such a great way to learn skills and build confidence for personal hiking/backpacking/outings, as well as prep for taking groups into the outdoors. With Dave we were in good hands!

Stephanie, Outdoor Educator
Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning