Winter Survival

Helicopters Canada Winter Survival course is designed for students or employees who must face these conditions as part of their everyday job duties. Our week-long training session includes one day of classroom instruction at the Canadore College Aviation Campus and five days out in the wilderness with hands-on practical training. Students will learn essential safety skills such as the recognition, prevention and treatment of frostbite, hypothermia, and other cold weather injuries as well as the skills necessary to quickly locate or improvise effective shelters to survive an unexpected situation.

Our extensive ground school includes the following:

  • Shelter Building Methods
  • Fire Lighting and Signal Techniques
  • Search and Rescue
  • Map and Compass Navigation
  • Survival Kit Contents
  • Trapping and Snaring Techniques
  • Remote Winter Helicopter Operations

The skills and knowledge gained during this course will help prepare you with the understanding and confidence that you have the will to survive an outdoor emergency situation. If you find yourself in a survival situation, you’ll be grateful you know what to do.

Duration: 6 days