WHY HIRE A PRO
Many countries, including Canada and the United States, do not have government standards for wilderness guides. It is therefore your responsibility, as well as in your best interest, to make sure your guide is qualified. PAWGI Professionals meet very stringent standards, are trained in Advanced Wilderness First Aid, are knowledgeable about the wilderness, are trained in environmentally sustainable outdoor practices, and are fully insured.
PAWGI Wilderness Guides and Instructors are qualified in various areas, including regulations, nature and cultural interpretation, meteorology, risk & emergency management, expeditionary & outdoor leadership, environmentally sustainable outdoor practices, and wilderness survival.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
Guides and Instructors certified by the Professional Association of Wilderness Guides and Instructors also hold Wilderness First Aid credentials from the Canadian Red Cross or other similar agencies.
PAWGI Specialized Guides are also qualified in specific outdoor fields, such as survival, conservation, or nature photography, allowing them to offer a wide variety of nature oriented courses to the public.
PAWGI Wilderness Guides and Instructors further operate in compliance will all local laws and regulations, and they apply environmentally sustainable outdoor practices to their every day operations, ensuring the preservation of wilderness environments and their biodivesity for many generations to come.
PAWGI Professionals in North America are also fully insured and hold liability insurance in an amount of at least $2,000,000.
ProCheck allows you to verify the certification level of any PAWGI professional, and to insure that their certification with the Professional Association of Wilderness Guides and Instructors is up to date.