Navigation course plus any extras needed.


Navigation Skills May 25th & 26th $295/pp

We LOVE navigation! 

Learn the most important tool in navigation on this weekend course! 

  • Observation
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Gadgets
  • Tech

We are bringing in Sean and Joy Prockter from Jasper Hikes and Tours to help us run a full Navigation Course. 

Meet your guides


This course includes use of some of the best navigation apps being used by guides, hands on field work, map and compass skills and practice leading. 


Over two days you will have classroom training and field practice. Take a look at all the information and skills we are packing into a weekend in Grande Cache! 

Day 1: Classroom Day

AM: Trip Planning

  • Resources for picking suitable hikes (books, apps, map books, etc.)
  • Mapping tools (Gaia, Fatmap, Caltopo, etc.)
  • Wx forecasting (SpotWx, Env’t Canada, etc.)
  • Map & Compass work

PM: Route Planning

  • Create a route plan
  • Whiteout Navigation
  • Discuss average paces in kms/elev. gain/loss
  • Hazards to identify using previously discussed resources
  • Brief discussion of avalanche hazard during early season (“Recipe for an avalanche”) using photo examples
  • Est. time vs Actual time
  • Go outside and practice using a compass with a small course laid out
  • Back inside and talk about gear
  • Discus tomorrow’s plans

Day 2: Field Day

Full day hike, incorporating skills discussed in classroom

  • Pacing
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Each student, if interested, will lead a portion of the hike, learning along the way

Gear Needed:

  • compass with mirror
    • purchase here from a local GP Store, Trekkers Outdoor: Silva Compass
  • Topo map of GC area 14
    • purchase in the webshop at booking
  • day hiking equipment
  • weather proof shoes
  • packed lunch 2 days

Where to Stay in Grande Cache

Grande Cache In and Suites – Ask the Front Desk for the Untamed Tours Navigation Course Discount


Alpine Inn – Cheap with a great Japanese restaurant attached


Campground _ Opens May 17th

Campground Website


Additional information

Add your course and map if needed

Weekend Navigation Course, Topo Map, Silva Compass


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