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Adventure Guide Diploma


Earn an Adventure Guide Diploma at Thompson Rivers University

Setting the standard around the world for a broad spectrum of wilderness guide training, this Adventure Guide Diploma at Thompson Rivers University will prepare you for exciting leadership positions in outdoor skills instruction and guiding.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Intake: September
Tuition Fee: C$15,914 – C$21,218 per year depending on the field course
Location: Kamloops, Canada

The Adventure Guide Diploma at Thompson Rivers University builds upon the technical skills and leadership within each of the activities achieved in the first year of study. Students will develop focus and refinement within their areas of interest, while having the option to add new technical skill areas as well. Areas study by activity type include:

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Ski Touring and Avalanche Education
  • Rope Rescue
  • Expedition Skill Development

Courses included:

  • The Adventure Tourism Industry
  • Wilderness Travel
  • Guiding Leadership
  • The Wilderness Environment
  • Expedition Planning and Leadership
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator


Graduates work for many different kinds of adventure companies around the world. There are many businesses that are either owned by graduates of TRU, or are businesses that regularly employ graduates of our training programs.