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Thompson Rivers University

Adventure Guide Certificate


Explore a career in adventure-related fields. This entry-level, eight-month program combines classroom instruction with courses in wilderness travel, canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater kayaking and more. Your certificate credits count towards completion of an Adventure Guide Diploma or degree concentration.


Graduates from TRU Adventure Studies work as mountain, sea or river guides, adventure sports instructors, and in other wilderness related leadership occupations. Employment prospects for students and graduates are excellent on a provincial, national, and international level. There are many businesses either owned by TRU Adventure Studies graduates, or by companies that regularly employ graduates from TRU Adventure Studies.

Admission Requirements

  • 19 years of age at the start of the program
  • English Studies 12 (or equivalent)
  • Mathematics 11 (or equivalent)

Additional Requirements

  • Program Information package
    • Cover letter: including your adventure activity experience, 5-year education/career plan, why you wish to attend the program, and how the program will help you attain your goals
    • Resume
    • 2 Reference Letters
    • Outdoor Experience log sheets
    • Information form
  • Attend a Program Information Session
 If you don’t meet the requirements

You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.

» Talk to a student recruiter about your options. You may be eligible for free tuition. Or learn more about upgrading.

Next Steps

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for this program per semester:

  • Canadian
  • International
Choose the number of courses:
Tuition $0.00
Fees $0.00
Books and supplies
Typically about $150 per course
Total (CDN) $0.00

Does not include a lab fee of $21.71 that may apply to some courses.

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