Wilderness Safety
& Rescue Training

Based out of Inuvik and serving the Beaufort-Delta Region of the Northwest Territories in the Canadian Arctic, Chako Wilderness provides wilderness safety and rescue training.

Training Offered

To see currently scheduled public-access courses, check out my Facebook page.

  • Wilderness First Aid

  • Firearms Safety (Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Range Practice)

  • Wildlife, Bear, Predator Safety

  • Wildlife / Bear Monitor Training

  • Boater Safety (Pleasure Craft Operator's Card)

  • Marine Radio License (ROC-M)

  • Land Navigation (Map, Compass, and GPS)

  • Field Communications

  • Aeronautical Radio Examinations (ROC-A)

Customized training available on request.
First Aid / Trauma Kit assessment and re-stocking services provided as well.
Available for consulting work on a limited basis.


Based out of Inuvik and primarily serving the Beaufort-Delta Region of the Northwest Territories, Chako Wilderness provides wilderness safety and rescue training.


info @ chakowilderness .comBox 3132
Inuvik, NT
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“Trevor is a super knowledgeable instructor with considerable experience working in remote environments. He brings this experience to the course and to your scenarios, providing an excellent environment for students to put their new skills to the test. Remember to dress warmly!”
- Jeremy (Fish & Wildlife Manager, Vuntut-Gwichin First Nation Government & Environment and Climate Change Canada)

I thought you were a far far superior instructor than any other course I’ve taken…, so I strongly prefer that [the others] take it with you.
- Sarah Lord

Terms & Conditions

If you have to cancel a contract or registration, please let us know as soon as possible.

  • If contract or registration is cancelled 30 days or more prior to course start, a full refund will be provided less an administrative fee ($50 per registration, $250 plus any expenses already incurred per contract).

  • If contract or registration is cancelled less than 30 days but more than 14 prior to course start, a 50% refund will be provided plus an administrative fee ($50 per registration, $250 plus any expenses already incurred per contract).

  • If cancelled less than 14 days prior to course start, no refund will be provided.

Chako Wilderness will endeavour not to cancel a course unless absolutely necessary if it is within our control. If so, a course will be cancelled a minimum of 14 days in advance with a full refund provided.If Chako Wilderness is required to cancel a course due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g., severe weather events, pandemic restrictions, etc.) a full credit will be provided for future use on Chako Wilderness courses.Chako Wilderness is not responsible for any expenses incurred by students or organizations in preparing for a course (e.g., travel expenses).

Payment can be made by cheque (see address on the Contact page) or credit card.
Details will be provided upon successful course registration. Only pay if you have received confirmation of course registration; yf you pay without registration and there is no available space on the course, your payment can be held as a credit or incur a $50 service fee to process the refund.

Your Personal Information & Privacy
It is necessary to collect and store a certain amount of personal information in order to facilitate courses and provide certification. By providing your personal information, you consent to the storage of this information for a period of time deemed appropriate by Chako Wilderness or as required by law. Your information will only be shared with another third-party company for specific purposes (e.g., certification, legal requirements). All other uses will require your full consent.

Your Image & Likeness
Course participants should be aware that Chako Wilderness reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any of its courses. These photos or film records may be used for course materials, promotional and/or other commercial purposes without remuneration to the course participants.

Your Safety & Risk
Although no previous experience is required to participate in our courses, however, like any activity, there is always an element of risk. We will do everything we can to manage that risk for safety, however some courses may push you outside your comfort zone and a key lesson from any rescue course is that your safety comes first, not somebody else's.
Remember that you are ultimately responsible for your own safety, or as Mike Rowe says, "Safety Third!"
Each participant is required to read and fill out a Liability Release and Indemnity Agreement ("waiver"). Participants will have a chance to read it before signing.If you have any medical condition or limitation (injury, illness, or disability) that may affect your or the class's safety, please let your instructor know. There is no pre-course fitness evaluation so if you have any concerns or doubt, please discuss them with your doctor to determine your suitability on the course beforehand. If you wish us to speak with your doctor and describe the course in more detail we will do so.

Private Training Requests
When you are interested in arranging training with Chako Wilderness, we will discuss the details for your course including: your needs, location options, student numbers, dates & times, equipment & resource needs, and travel & accommodations as necessary.
Then we send you a detailed proposal for confirmation or further discussion as we strive to be flexible in order to meet the needs and process that will work well for you.Once the proposal is accepted by you, including dates, we will send you a final quote and begin preparing when the deposit is received.