To promote and enable accessible education and recreation in the outdoor environment. 

Outdoor Training Organizations

The organizations below offer at least one type of course/training/program to help you develop as an outdoor practitioner and/or leader. The list is not exhaustive and not exclusive. If you know of an organization that offers such training, but is not listed here, please contact us. 

College and University Programs



National Organizations Offering Certifications


  • The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides is a national certifying body for climbing, skiing, and hiking guides

  • The Interpretive Guides Association has a mission to establish and maintain high standards in heritage interpretation in Canada's mountain parks.
  • Paddle Canada has for mission to promote recreational paddling instruction, safety and environmental awareness to all Canadians.
  • The Canadian Avalanche Association's mission is to ensure that their diverse membership of avalanche practitioners meets the highest standards, and adhere to best practices to secure the confidence of governments, industry and Canadians.
  • The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors promotes and advance the sports of cross country and telemark skiing in Canada through the provision of high quality instruction.

Provincial Organizations Offering Certifications



Alberta
  • Paddle Alberta society promotes and supports safe, sustainable recreational canoeing and Kayaking in Alberta.


British Columbia


Manitoba
  • Paddle Manitoba's goal is to get people out in canoes and kayaks enjoying the amazing lakes and waterways of Manitoba.


New Brunswick


Newfoundland & Labrador


North West Territories
  • No organizations have been listed for this region yet. If you know of any relevant organization, please contact us.


Nova Scotia
  • Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes hiking, walking and snowshoeing throughout Nova Scotia.
  • Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia fosters the growth and development of safe and environmentally responsible, recreational stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking in Nova Scotia; through training, promotion, advocacy and stewardship.


Nunavut 
  • No organizations have been listed for this region yet. If you know of any relevant organization, please contact us.


Ontario
  • Hike Ontario's mission is t

    o encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario.
  • The Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association promotes accessibility of paddling experiences for everyone, the development of safe, competent and knowledgeable recreational paddlers, igniting the passion for paddling and the preservation of the paddling environment.



Prince Edward Island
  • No organizations have been listed for this region yet. If you know of any relevant organization, please contact us.


Quebec



Saskatchewan
  • Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan is the Provincial Sport Governing Body for canoe and kayak in Saskatchewan. Our goal is to encourage participation and develop excellence in the sport of canoe and kayak and to enable participants to realize personal excellence.



Yukon
  • No organizations have been listed for this region yet. If you know of any relevant organization, please contact us.


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