Women Outdoors Skills & Experience Program

Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map and Compass

 The goal of the Women’s Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map & Compass workshop will educate participants on the basics of safe and responsible outdoor recreation with the goal of increasing awareness and self-confidence in the outdoors. The workshop will foster a deeper connection and respect for the nature and wildlife of our local parks, mountains, greenspaces and access to public lands.

The first part of the workshop includes basic outdoor safety (assessing, trip plan, the essentials, gear and the day pack demo/ display), the second part of the workshop is the intro to basic map and compass navigation. Participants will learn about basic map reading, the parts and pieces of a compass and how to use both of them. Participants will do two fun, practical exercises to integrate the teachings into knowledge, in a safe, supportive outdoor space. Participants will also be eligible to win prizes from Silva Canada and a backpack filled with survival gear from Bass Pro Shops! 


The September Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map & Compass is now full, please check back for upcoming and new fall workshop dates or email us at programs@bcwf.bc.ca to be put on a waitlist for the October & November events.


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