Orienteering with Map and Compass Workshop

Orienteering with Map and Compass Workshop
Orienteering with Map and Compass Workshop
Location Info

Finding your way with map and compass is an essential skill to master for anyone who participates in outdoor recreation activities. Come and learn the theory and practical applications of orienteering with the map and compass.

This workshop is organized by the Friends of Gatineau Park in partnership with Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue and is comprised of two sessions.

Session 1 (Indoor)

Through presentations and hands on exercises, you will have the opportunity to learn the following:

  • Understanding the legend on a topographic map
  • Reading the landscape by using  a map
  • Using coordinates to locate points on a map
  • Measuring distance on a map
  • Planning your route using a map
  • Relationship between the map, compass and GPS

Session 2 (Outdoor)

This session will take place near the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre where you will carry out a series of exercises covering these concepts and techniques:

  • Functioning and characteristics of a compass
  • Determining a bearing
  • Travelling on a bearing
  • Detouring around obstacles

Dress according to the weather. Compasses will be provided but you may bring your own if you prefer.

Please note that you may register for either or for both of the sessions.

This activity is suitable for participants aged 13 and older. Reservations are required.

When

Session 1 (Indoor):
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:30 am to 12 (in French)
1:30 pm to 4 (in English)

Session 2 (Outdoor):
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30 am to 12 (in French)
1:30 pm to 4 (in English)

Cost per session

Members of the Friends of Gatineau Park
Adults: $16 
Students (13 and over): $13
Seniors (65 and over): $13

Non-members
Adults: $20 
Students (13 and over): $16
Seniors (65 and over): $16

Funds raised support the activities of the Friends of Gatineau Park.

Where

Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Québec

Information and Reservations

819-827-2020 or toll free at 1-866-456-3016