Field Trips & Events

As part of our commitment to providing interpretive guides and members of the community access to ongoing learning opportunities, we have the following field trips available:

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FIELD TRIPS & EVENTS
Athabasca Glacier Icewalk June 20, 2018

Deluxe Athabasca Glacier Icewalk June 20 This guided interpretive hike onto the Athabasca Glacier is for anyone with a desire to see and discover the world of glacier ice. Specially trained glacier guides will ensure that you are capable, properly outfitted and led safely onto the glacier.

This five hour walk explores the lower half of the Athabasca Glacier and offers superb views of glacial features, ice carved landscapes and other alpine glaciers.

Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2018 Location: Athabasca Glacier Parking Lot

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Jasper General Meeting

Jasper General Meeting Date: May 24, 2018 Location: Jasper Yellowhead Museum Time: 6:30 - 9 pm What's happening? Review of the IGA over the past year, meet up with other guides, mystery guest speaker, food and beer.

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Wilderness and Remote First Aid - 20 hour course, May 26 2018

Cost: $250 plus gst

Dates: May 26/27, 2018

Times: 8 - 5 daily

Location: IGA office, 203-820 Main St. Canmore

This course offers individuals with a basic level of wilderness & remote first aid, covering material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas. This course also offers strategies for providing extended care for up to 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. The course is suitable for those individuals who work or live in remote locations or who are outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

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Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid - 40 hour course, May 2018

Cost: $375 plus gst

Dates: May 26 - 29, 2018

Times: 8 - 6 daily

Location: IGA office, 203-820 Main St. Canmore

This provides individuals with comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques. It is a more appropriate level of training for individuals working as hiking guides, allowing you to respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings. The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training.

If you do not have time to take all 4 days you can also sign up for the first two days to receive the 20 hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificate. Contact Tracey Gage at info@interpretiveguides.org to find out more and to register.

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Parks Canada Volunteers Basic program

Special admin fee for Parks Canada volunteers.

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