News: Covid -19 Update

We are able to move forward with new WorkSafeBC Health and Safety Protocols with all our training now.    

For First Aid Training please visit  for any course specific information.

Please contact us if you have any questions surrounding any of our training including Health and Safety Protocols.

Our Wilderness First Aid Programs


A little about SRG and what to expect on your adventure.

Our programming

We instruct a number of Outdoor Recreation and First Aid programs.  We are a member of the NFPA, Commercial Bear Viewing Association of BC, BC Wilderness Association, BC River Outfitters Association and other great training partners.   

We offer beginner and advanced First Aid training.  Both WorkafeBC and Canadian Red Cross courses are covered.  We also provide Alpine, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Canoeing and Expedition programs.  We train and guide on British Columbia's Northwest and Central Coast.   We also utilize key  locations in and around Vancouver Island.  

Our home base is located on spectacular Quadra Island - located within the Discovery Island.  This location gives us a natural central location for all of our activities.

Beautiful Locations

We live, work and play in this region of Western Canada.  We know all the hidden gems along the way to your final destination.  

Which ever adventure you chose you will experience what truly being in some of the remotest sections of British Columbia and Canada feels like.  True wilderness with spectacular wildlife viewing is standard with all trips and expeditions.  Rivers, waterfalls, mountains, ocean, and lakes are abundant through-out our region of Canada.

The SRG Team


Ray Hawkes

Ray Hawkes

Ray Hawkes

 Ray has both land based and marine based qualifications and guiding experience. Ray brings years of Adventure Guiding and Instruction within BC. As a certified mountain and rock climbing guide.  Ray has instructed numberous rock climbing and mountaineering courses and guiding programs. Ray is also an CRC / American Red Cross Emergency Care Advanced First Aid Instructor, Canadian Heart and Stroke BLS and First Aid Instructor, Emergency First Response CPR and First Aid Instructor and WorkSafeBC Instructor.  As well a certified PADI Divemaster, Paddle Canada Instructor and a unrestricted white water rafting guide and Swift Water Rescue Instructor certifications.  Ray holds NFPA Fire Service Instructor, Fire Officer and Fire Inspector certifications as well, bringing over 20 years within the Fire Service to SRG..


Corey Boux

Ray Hawkes

Ray Hawkes

Corey brings both marine and land based certifications and experience. Corey works as both a heli-ski guide and a white water rafting guide based out of Whistler BC. Corey brings years of guiding in both land based and water based activities and is an asset to our team. Corey is Swift Water Tech. certified, rock climbing instructor and Ski Canada Guide certified. Corey is also Avalanche Canada qualified.



Ian Cox

Jerome Bourget

Jerome Bourget


Dr. Cox is a current serving member of the Canadian Forces whom is currently stationed at CFB Esquimalt. Dr. Cox is an avid white water kayaker, rafting guide, rock climber and mountaineer. Ian assists SRG with our expeditions, white water rescue training and other training programs. 


Jerome Bourget

Jerome Bourget

Jerome Bourget


Jerome is a current Canadian Forces serving member. At present Mr. Bourget works as a Search and Rescue Technician based out of CFB Comox. Jerome is well versed in both marine and land based activities. Jerome is a certified diver, skydiver, paramedic and very qualified with respects to rope rescue certifications. Jerome holds an unrestricted River Raft Guides License presently.



Capt. Lauren Ploog - Master Mariner

Lauren will be instructing our SVOP and SDV - BS Marine Training.  She brings years of worldly experience within the Marine environment.  Lauren has worked onboard the Royal Caribbean International vessel " Freedom of the Seas" and "Quantum of the Sea's".  Currently Lauren works for BC Ferries as a Captain on the Alert Bay ferry.

In Lauren's spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, beachcombing, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving and travelling.  We are extremely lucky to have Lauren as a member of the SRG Team.  

Printable Forms and Information Hand Outs

SRG medical form (pdf)


SRG Main Waiver (pdf)


SRG Rack Card page 1 new (2) (pdf)


SRG Rack Card Quadra page 2 (pdf)


Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Solstice Recreation Group

748 West Rd.., Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0, CA

(250) 218-1513



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