Canyoner abseiling a large waterfall

Advanced Technical Canyoning Course, Canmore, 30/7 – 1/8/21


This advanced technical canyoneering course builds upon the concepts learned in our intro to canyoneering course and provides an expanded technical skill set. With the core concepts already in place, this course allows you to take a detailed look at common canyon practices, advanced rope work, technical anchors, advanced rigging, rappelling decisions, team safety, assisting companions, and address rescue scenarios. Application of these skills will have you in a position to tackle intermediate canyons.

Price:               $495 CAD Per Person


Duration:        3 Days


Group Size:    2 – 8 Participants


July 30 – August 1, 2021
August 27 – 29, 2021
September 10 – 12, 2021


Technical Skills Covered:

  • Navigation & Canyon topos
  • Knot Craft
  • Anchors
  • Rigging
  • On Rope Techniques
  • Companion Rescues
  • Swimming
  • Rescue ropes
  • Retrievable rigging
  • Re-directs
  • contingencies and escapes
  • mechanical advantage


What Do We Provide:

The course fee includes the use of all required technical gear this includes harness, helmets, ropes, as well as 7mm wetsuit farmer John bottoms, 3.5 mm Wet suit tops, and neoprene socks. Participants are more than welcome though to bring any gear they may already have.


What Should Participants Bring:

Personal gear, lunch and clothing. Weather can vary greatly in the outdoor especially at the beginning and the end of the season. The following list covers a wide range of possibilities. Should sunny warm conditions be forecast some items may be unnecessary. Remember that weather can change fast so even if the day starts out sunny you may still need rain gear in the afternoon.


Clothing and Equipment List

  • Lunch, snacks and plenty to drink
  • Daypack (large enough for spare clothing, your lunch and personal and group gear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Rain Gear (minimum jacket)
  • Warm weather gear (fleece jacket, long johns, warm hat, gloves etc.)
  • Bathing suit
  • Light Hikers or trail running shoes that can get wet for use in the canyon. Shoes with good outdoor tread are preferred to urban running shoes
  • Harness, helmet, belay device if you have them (we will supply these if necessary)


Course Location:

We base our Courses out of the Canmore and surrounding area. Canmore is approximately one hour west of Calgary.


Meeting Time & Location:

Meeting time is at 8:00 am at the Heart Creek Trail Parking lot. (Please check the directions and map outlined below); or at a predetermined location in Canmore. After meeting your guide all participants will shuttle together to the outdoor classroom location for the course.



Accommodation is not provided in the cost of the course. Participants will be able to attend the course as day trips from Calgary. Alternatively there are many budget all the way up to luxury accommodation options in Canmore that can vary from Camping, Hostels, all the way up to 5 star Hotels. If you would like some more information or recommendations feel free to contact us anytime.


Jul 30 2021


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Canmore, Calgary


Canadian Wilderness School and Expeditions
+1 780-695-5141
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