Yukon Instructor Course

Credit: Kevin Kerr

Yukon Instructor Course

Applications are now closed. This course will not be offered in 2018.

For 30 days you'll explore this wild, remote, and beautiful place on foot and in tandem or solo canoes. With such vast wilderness areas in the Yukon, we are constantly exploring new travel routes and promising backcountry classrooms. You may find yourself along a route never before traveled by a NOLS group, learning valuable expedition skills in dealing with the unknown, or working your way through a region already proven to provide excellent learning opportunities.

The river levels will be high during this time of year and will challenge you to practice and learn new skills of managing yourself while leading groups in a challenging environment. This course will also provide participants with an overview of the NOLS river program progressions, challenging whitewater, and individual coaching, to take you to a higher level of skill. There will be much time dedicated to risk management techniques, decision-making, and the transfer of these skills to beginner students.

Learn more about instructor courses with NOLS here

  • We will begin taking applications for 2017 instructor courses on September 1, 2016
  • The application deadline for 2017 instructor courses is November 15, 2016
  • You will be notified of your application status by February 1, 2017



Stay tuned for upcoming course dates.


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30 days

Minimum Age

21 yrs.

Academic Credit

6 College Credits
  • 2 Outdoor Educator
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Leadership
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Course Description

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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Additional Details

Prerequisite: Minimum of a 70-hour Wilderness First Responder and current adult CPR certification