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Guide Training

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Esprit's basecamp on the Ottawa River. more»

Interested in  Kayaking?

Beginner, Intermediate and Instructor level courses. more»

International  Rafting Federation

Find out more about the IRF and how it can benefit you! more»

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Want to raft the  world?

Open the doors to working as a guide internationally by taking the first step on WILD. more»


Esprit promotes "Leave No Trace" practices on all our training programs. more»

Guide Training

Whether your objectives are to have an exciting and challenging week on the river, gain valuable training and expertise for a great summer job, or have a lifelong career as an international river guide, the Esprit River Guide's Training Course is the place for you to start.

Course instruction covers the ins and outs, ups and downs of whitewater rafting. Learn essential technical skills and river rescue techniques which will make you a valuable asset to any river expedition and/or company.

Esprit's guide training courses provide awareness level certification through the International Rafting Federation (IRF). The intention of the IRF awards are to provide a means of recognizing guides, trip leaders and instructors that meet internationally accepted standards. The Awards have been designed to complement existing requirements within Canada as well as meet regulations and laws worldwide. Additionally, the IRF awards structure is intended to provide an internationally recognized standard for the professional development of guides.

Esprit's instructors are all full time, internationally certified, professional guides who work year round running rivers on five different continents. Their experience and training expertise is second to none!

 Raft Guide Training Programs

Level 1 - Guide Training Course (5 DAYS)

Level 1 - Guide Training Course (5 DAYS)

Esprit's level 1 Guide Training program emphasizes fundamental boating techniques, whitewater skills, team management and group leadership. More»


Level 2 - Advanced Guide Training Course (15 DAYS)

Level 2 - Advanced Guide Training Course (7 DAYS)

Esprit's level 2 Guide Training program focuses on expedition trip management, logistics and paddling techniques for continuous technical whitewater. Course is offered in Mexico only. More»

WAVE - Whitewater Adventure Education Program (5 WEEKS)

WAVE - Whitewater Adventure Education Program (5 WEEKS)

WAVE is an intensive, competency based, 5 week training program designed to provide outdoor leaders with the skills, experience and certification to successfully lead whitewater based outdoor adventure programs in Canada. More»