River guide

Each spring, our white water training school offers a complete technical course in order to prepare future guides in becoming excellent leaders on the river. Whether you wish to become a rafting guide or you simply want to push your personal knowledge of white water further, this course will teach you the tasks and responsibilities of a rafting guide, as well as river morphology, safety rules and much more.

Moreover, this course is a great opportunity to develop your sense of leadership, to live a enriching experience in the outdoors and mostly, to have fun with passionate people.

Course Outiline


  • Responsibility/ Attitude/ Leadership/ Teamwork
  • The river guide and the law
  • Knowledge of various pieces of equipment and their use
  • River protocol/ Speech/ Preparation of participants
  • Security/ Risks and traps on the river


  • Basic techniques to correctly manoeuvre a raft
  • Reading the river
  • Self-rescue and white water swimming
  • Tricks and strategies when going down a river/ Recognizing dangers on the river
  • Rescue techniques and methods
  • Universal signs and communication
  • Explanation of the different lines for each rapids on the Tewkesbury section on the Jacques Cartier River

Course dates for 20211:

  • June 11th til June 20th
  • 9 days of training

Conditions: Must be at least 18 years of age, know how to swim and enjoy swimming in white water

River guide training PROMO

$430 + taxes

Equipment provided:

  • Wetsuit
  • Helmet, life jacket, paddle and dry bag
  • Access to the base camp (showers, changing rooms)

You must bring:

  • Warm clothes to wear during and after your course (avoid cotton clothing)
  • Snacks and water bottle
  • A light lunch that you will be able to bring with you on the river
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Sunscreen

Specific equipment required:

  • A river knife attached to your life jacket
  • A tubular nylon strap 5 m long and 2,5 cm wide
  • 3 ropes 1,5m long with a 6 mm diameter
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • 1 throw bag (rope)
  • 1 prussik minding pulley
  • A life jacket (if you have one)
  • A helmet (if you have one)