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Course Duration

Approximately 145 minutes

Course Cost


Course Topics

  • Responding appropriately to encounters with bears, cougars, moose, elk, wolves, or snakes in the wild
  • Minimizing and treating bites and stings from wood ticks, mosquitoes, and bees
  • Reducing exposure to Lyme disease
  • Building emergency shelters in winter and summer months 
  • Reacting to lightning 
  • Staying safe around trees during normal and high-wind situations 
  • Signalling for help
  • Making water safe for drinking 
  • Preventing hypothermia and frostbite

Wilderness Awareness Overview

The biggest danger that people face in outdoor survival situations is being unprepared. Accordingly, this online course, which includes interviews with experts on various aspects of outdoor survival, provides information that will assist you to handle most situations that you may encounter in the outdoors when help isn’t just around the corner.

Wilderness Awareness Certificate

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

Course Assessment

Testing conducted in this online Wilderness Awareness course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Leavitt Machinery offers over 50 knowledge based online safety training courses for both Canadian and US based customers. It is important to note, for some jurisdictions, select topics may require additional practical evaluation for full certification.