Women Outdoors Skills & Experience Program

Experience the outdoors like never before.
Be amazed by the knowledge of local nature interpreters and experts in the field of outdoor recreation.
Learn the skills you need to navigate the wilderness, forage for your own food, take amazing photographs of your journey, & more!

The Women Outdoors Skills and Experience Program aims to give women the confidence they need to experience the outdoors and enjoy the bounty of British Columbia in safe, responsible manner.

Register for workshops below, and check back frequently for new dates and locations!

Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map & Compass

The Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map & Compass workshop will provide participants with information 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 our sponsors! 

Workshop dates for 2022 will be posted soon, please check back often for updates!


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