Navigation & GPS Course

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Navigation & GPS Courses in Alberta
Relying on technology or another person in the backcountry can get you in trouble. Taking a navigation course will build on your skills, enhance your ability to be independent, and teach you the different tools and techniques for backcountry exploring. This will open up a world of opportunity for you to adventure.

We highly recommend that you become familiar with map reading and how to use a compass by taking our Beginner Navigation Course. This course starts Friday evening and is then a full day on Saturday.

Partner our Beginner Navigation Course with our Tech Navigation Course and take your knowledge to the next level to learn how to use modern day technology in the backcountry and make your own maps. This course is a full day on Sunday.

These courses are hosted at Castle Mountain Resort, in the heart of the South Canadian Rockies and nestled among the mountains of the West Castle Valley bordering Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Castle Day Hike

"I signed up for the Navigation course with Uplift so that I would feel comfortable using a map and compass in the backcountry. I learned how to read topographic maps, navigate by compass, and how to check my work to confirm I'm on the right path. Heather is an extremely knowledgeable, patient, and fun teacher! I feel confident planning my multi-day hikes now!"

jOanne pinches
lethbridge, Alberta

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