Paddling Courses & River Safety Instruction

Canoeing Classes and River Safety Instruction

Paddling Courses & River Safety Instruction

Rivers are our passion, and creating an environment that is safe and fun is our job.  Arctic River Guides offers many different instructional river courses, whether new to river sports and wanting to learn basic skills or wanting to refresh your canoeing, rafting, or pack rafting abilities, participate in one of our courses and feel more confident on your next river journey. We also design courses to meet your organizational needs, ask if you don’t see the course you are interested in.

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  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • River Safety Skills
  • Small Groups or Individuals
  • Alaska Backcountry Skills
  • Learn to Packraft

Swiftwater Rescue Course

The American Canoe Association Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Course combines an outdoor classroom setting with hands-on learning scenarios. The course covers the essentials of personal safety, accident prevention, and risk management in the whitewater environment…

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 Pack Raft Courses

For novice and intermediate pack rafters.  Develop paddling skills, learn safety techniques and gear for traveling on lakes or rivers with packrafts in Alaska’s backcountry…

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River Safety Courses

Novice to advanced individuals or groups. Learn proper equipment for any river activity, read currents and water features,  assess river hazards, practice rescue and river crossing techniques…

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Alaska Field Training

Learn skills to travel and camp safely in Alaska’s backcountry. Learn bear safety,  clothing and equipment needs, emergency preparation, communication and logistics from experienced guides…

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