Wilderness Skills – Map and Compass

The Friends of Gatineau Park are happy to be offerinIMG_0932g a new practical workshop, Map and Compass skills. This activity is part of the new Wilderness Skills workshop series of the Friends and it will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015,  from 9 am to noon, in English and from 1 to 4 pm in French. Knowing how to navigate with map and compass is an essential skill to master for everyone engaged in more than casual outdoor recreation activities. Participants of this workshop will learn the theory and practical applications of the map and compass.


The topics covered during this activity are:

  • Reading a topographic map

  • Use of the compass

  • Planning an outing in the natural environment

  • Tips on safety and responsible outdoor recreation


The workshop includes an indoor presentation and a practical exercise with map and compass outdoors. Learning these skills and techniques will undoubtedly allow participants to enjoy more their future outdoor recreational activities and be better prepared for misadventures.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

This activity is intended for persons aged 13 and older.

Reservations are required.


Here are additional details about this event:

  • Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

  • Time: From 9 am to noon (English);                                               From 1 to 4 pm (French)

  • Meeting Place: Gatineau Park Visitor Centre , 33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Québec (Please note that the center opens at 9 am)

  • Information & Reservations: 819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016

  • Cost: Members – Adults, $12; Seniors (60 & over) / Students (13 & over), $10; Non-members – Adults, $15; Seniors (60 & over) / Students (13 & over), $12

One response to “Wilderness Skills – Map and Compass

  1. I just had a nice lady in our store who mentioned that the Friends of Gatineau Park have recently had a “map and compass” course.

    This is exactly the sort of activity that we would like to be informed about so that we can put our customers in touch with you!

    Please put us on your mailing list so that we are kept informed about your activities!

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