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Advanced Wilderness Leadership Certificate

  • We are a 10-month, full-time outdoor program that focuses on providing students with the technical, leadership, and interpretation skills necessary to work in the outdoors.

    The Advanced Wilderness Leadership Program (AWLP) is taught by experienced Capilano University faculty from the outdoor adventure industry. You will acquire a diverse set of leadership-oriented skills in this intensive program which offers extensive training through a unique learning format. Expect to be challenged physically, mentally and emotionally as we inspire you to learn more about yourself and others.

    AWLP is based out of Capilano University's Squamish campus. Known as the outdoor recreation capital of Canada, Squamish is located half way between Vancouver and Whistler in the heart of the Sea to Sky Corridor.

    The outdoor adventure opportunities in this area are among the best in the world. Excellent canoeing, whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, river rafting, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing are all easily accessible. The rich biodiversity of the area’s coastline, old growth forests, subalpine and high alpine ecosystems creates a natural classroom for learning about the outdoor environment.

    Application Process

    In addition to the Capilano University application process, students applying to AWLP must also apply directly to the program with a resume, cover letter and letters of reference. Visit our Apply Now page for detailed instruction.

    For more information about the Advanced Wilderness Leadership program, join us for an upcoming information session.