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Sat, Jul 09


Parking lot @ Grant Ave and Chalfont Rd


Feel comfortable travelling off road by land or water. This course is designed for the first time navigator, adventure racers, or someone wishing to brush up their skills to practice their navigating skills outdoors.

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Time & Location

Jul 09, 2022, 6:00 PM

Parking lot @ Grant Ave and Chalfont Rd, 3000 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3R, Canada

About the event

Topics Covered Include:

  • Read and interpret topographic maps
  • Understand and plot 6 digit UTM co-ordinates
  • Learn how to orient your map, take a bearing on land and how to transfer it to your map
  • Understand navigation terminology such as: back bearing, line of sight, aiming off, catching, features/handrails, etc.
  • Practice taking bearings, plotting and travel
  • Navigation strategy and common sense tips

Course Schedule:

9-Noon PM: Assiniboine Forest Navigation training. Meet in the parking lot at Grant & Chalfont Rd.

NOTE: In case of rain cancellation - you will be notified by email either the evening before or by 7:30 AM the day of the course.

Please Bring:

  • Compass (preferably one with a sighting mirror and declination adjustment like the Silva Expedition S)
  • Pen and notepad to take notes
  • Shoes comfortable for hiking through the bush
  • Dress for the weather
  • Lunch (or purchase at your leisure during the lunch hour)

A course manual will be provided to all participants at the beginning of the course.

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