Land Navigation

Intended audience:

Search and Rescue teams, Coast Guard, Police, general public, outdoor enthusiasts,
Snowmobilers, ATV riders, Hunters, Sport and Commercial fisherman, Canoeists, Hikers,
Skiers, Berry and Mushroom pickers, Back country/Remote workers.


If there is one sure way to end up in a survival situation, it’s getting lost in the wilderness.

This course is designed to give you a working knowledge of map, compass and GPS.

Day One:  will be theoretical training mixed with some short practical exercises.

Day Two:  will start with a quick review followed by a full day of outdoor navigation. 

Upon completion of this training you will have the confidence and skills to venture into the wilderness whether for work or play.

Main teaching points include (but not limited to):

  • Map care and maintenance
  • Declination
  • Compass features
  • Bearings: shooting and taking
  • Plotting your position
  • Measuring distance both on the map and on the ground
  • Navigating by sun and stars
  • Maintaining a straight line while navigating terrain features
  • Triangulation or re-section


Proper equipment and environmental clothing as per Kitlist


2 full days


$300.00 (plus applicable taxes)
Group rates available

**Minimum attendance 8 - Maximum16


Email ICSOS for more information.


What you can expect from us


Be seen


"Each of our staff members possesses a minimum of 20 years serving Canada, in various positions as members of the Canadian Forces. These professionals have unique skills in the outdoors and a desire to pass on their knowledge to you".


Who needs this training and why ?


Catch the eye


"Our programs are designed for individuals who work, play, and commute thru or over the Canadian wilderness".