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Map and Compass Navigation
Apr 22, 2017
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Join us for Map and Compass Navigation at LUNA

This comprehensive course focuses on understanding topographical maps and the use of a compass. Theory items will be enhanced with practical exercises. Students will participate in a multi-function orienteering exercise to find "targets" in the bush using map and compass skills learned in the course.

The course is taught by Joe Bourgeois, owner of Akuni Adventures, and Kevin Morning of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Rate: $125.00/person (plus HST)

Program Details

Program Length: 8 Hours (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Program Type: Map and Compass Navigation

Skill Level: Beginner (all welcome)

Physical Difficulty: Walking through thick bush at times up to 4km on uneven terrain.


  • Instruction and supporting material

What's not Included

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Accommodation (camping and bed and breakfast available upon request)

Course Content


  • Types of Maps
  • Map Resources
  • Margin Information
  • Locating Points on a Map
  • Scale and Distance
  • North on a Map
  • Map Limitations


  • Types of Compasses
  • Parts of a Compass
  • Compass Use
  • Compass Bearing
  • Declination
  • Compass Inaccuracy

Orientation with Map and Compass

  • Locating your Position
  • Traveling using Map and Compass
  • Orienteering Course
  • Using skills learned find objects in bush

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The LUNA Project is a working model of low impact impact sustainable living. Located in Southern Ontario, our diverse landscape of meadows, forest, fields and wetlands inspire the visitor to view their natural environment in a whole new way.

Learning Unique Natural Alternatives is what we're all about; promoting self sufficiency, confidence, and respect for our natural world. Our site is a true testament to our vision. With 90% of our infrastructure being portable yurts powered by renewable resources, and a strong "buy local" philosophy; LUNA has a very small footprint on its surrounding environment, truly practicing what we teach.