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Land Navigation

 There is one sure way to end up in a survival situation, it's getting lost in the wilderness.


Our Land Navigation training will give you a working knowledge of land navigation skills that will provide you with the freedom and confidence to travel the wilderness whether on- or off-trail.

Our Land Navigation program of training is designed as a series of progressive courses as follows:

  • Level 1 - Knowledge & Skills (Map & Compass)

  • Level 2 - Navigational Aids & Techniques

  • Level 3 - Advanced (Natural & Night) Navigation

Land Navigation - Level 1


Level 1 instills the foundation of knowledge necessary for Land Navigation. We will learn how to read and interpret Canadian Topographic Maps, and effectively use a compass.


The course will focus on the theoretical training of map & compass as well as practical demonstrations and activity, finishing with a short exercise.

Syllabus (includes but not limited to)

  • Importance of Map care and maintenance

  • Reading and Interpreting a Map

  • Plotting a position on a Map

  • Compass Theory

  • Sighting and Setting Bearings

  • Magnetic Declination

  • Plotting a route on a map

  • Measuring distance both on the map and on the ground

  • Pacing

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:8

Land Navigation - Level 1 (LN 1)

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 1 full day

Cost: $100.00 + tax ($113.00 in Total)


Land Navigation - Level 2

Level 2 builds on the foundation of skills learned in Level 1 with additional techniques and their practical application to enhance one's ability to navigate across an unknown landscape.

Day 1:

Instructors will  jump straight into plotting a route on a map before heading into the bush for evaluation of skills - we aim to challenge you! The day will finish in the classroom discussing navigational techniques.

Day 2:

The instructor will review and will conclude any learning and discussion from Day 1, then head straight into the bush for a day of practicing navigational techniques.

Syllabus (includes, but not limited to)

  • Types of Navigation

  • Terrain Association

  • Obstacle Maneuvering

  • Triangulation Baselines & More!

  • Route-planning


Note: it is expected that you already know all the skills from Level 1, although the instructors will provide assistance there will be no review session.

Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:8

Land Navigation - Level 2 (LN2)

Prerequisites: LandNav1 recommended (there will be no review of foundational knowledge)

Duration:  2 full days

Cost: $200.00 + tax ($226.00 in Total)

Land Navigation - Level 3


Level 3 takes all the skills previously learned and puts them to the test on a 5-day trip into the wilderness.


In addition, instructors will add some additional topics which will be covered as listed below.

Syllabus (includes, but not limited to)

  • In-field route selection

  • Safe overland travel

  • Natural Navigation

  • Night Navigation

  • Setting up and tearing down camp.


Maximum Instructor to Participant Ratio: 1:6



Duration:             5-day wilderness trip, plus preparation ahead of time

Cost:                    due to the nature of this course, each trip is different and tailored to the abilities and interests of the participants.

Cost:                    $600.00+tax ($678.00 in Total)

Land Navigation - Level 3

Prerequisites:     Land Nav 2 required (or equivalent skills)

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