Have you thought about becoming a guide in the Yukon?
The Canadian Outdoor Academy, in partnership with local professionals, is offering an introductory course to guiding in the Yukon. Over 2 weeks, candidates will be trained on basic skills and be prepared to join Yukon’s tourism industry. Our program is designed to offer an opportunity to those seeking key knowledge to become a guide in the Yukon, and to help local operators hiring trained staff.
How to Apply
There are 12 spots available for the Introduction to Guiding in the Yukon 2023 summer program. Candidates must apply directly to COA or be referred by their employer. Submit your application by filling out the form below or by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Training – April 26th to May 10th, 2023
|Week 1||Week 2|
Wilderness Advanced First Aid
Introduction to First Nation's Culture &Traditions
Outdoor Meal Planning
Communications & Technology
Outdoor Cooking Skills
Practical Mechanical Knowledge
Leave No Trace Principles
Bear Safety in the Yukon
Driver Class 4 Road Test Exam*
Introduction to Guiding a Hiking Trip
Canoe Level 1 Certification
Swift Water Rescue Certification
*Candidates must provide successful completion of written exam for Class 4 Driver’s License prior to start of summer program.
Initial Deposit: $950
Refund after completing the
season with one employer: $450
Initial Deposit: $200
Refund if the candidate does not
complete the full season: $200
The Canadian Outdoor Academy works in close partnership with many wilderness tourism operators in the Yukon. This training program will enable you to apply for entry level positions with most of our partners. If you do not have a perspective employer, contact us for help.
The program is currently offered at a low introductory price thanks to the support of Yukon partners. The cost is shared between candidates and employers. If you don’t have an employer at the time of training, you can pay the full price ($950 + $200) and still qualify for a partial reimbursement at the end of the season.
Must be 19 years of age
Successful completion of written exam for Class 4 Driver’s License prior to start of summer program
Must demonstrate an interest for the outdoors and be whiling to join Yukon’s tourism industry
Shared accommodation at the site of training is available. Limited space, contact us for more details.
This program is designed as an introductory training to becoming a guide in the Yukon. It was created to offer a toolkit to people interested in joining Yukon’s tourism industry. The Canadian Outdoor Academy does not pretend to compete with, or replace in-depth training programs available in multiple schools around the country. Guiding is a vocation, and training is available at all levels depending on the career path chosen.