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GO Outside Course (Map and Compass)

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Prerequisites: None

Training: Successful graduates will be trained with a ‘Using Maps and Using Compass’ designation following the OCC Curriculum and receive a certificate of completion.

Pre-Course Preparation: Participants are encouraged to read the GO Maps and GO Compass Manuals. Once you have registered you will be sent an email containing a link to the Manuals.

Course Duration: 16 hours over two days 

Course Format: The course is usually split between in-class learning (75%) and field exercises (25%).

Course Content: The course delivers a comprehensive introduction to navigation with a focus on; reading and interpreting maps and using a compass for practical use in the back-country;  Topics include: types of physical maps, map symbols and other features, and using the map in the field, using a compass without a map and using the map and compass together. 

How to Register: https://www.ucalgary.ca/ActiveLiving/registration/Program/NavigationWeekend?path=All_Navigation

This course will be offered by the University of Calgary’s Outdoor Centre.

COURSE FEE – 200.00

The course fee includes; instruction, student manual (as a pdf), and one year’s membership fee to the Outdoor Council of Canada.


June 8 @ 9:00 am MDT
June 9 @ 5:00 pm MDT


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Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta Canada + Google Map