Introduction to Navigation- 2018

Dates & Price

  • Adventure Dates: Dec. 9-10, 2017; March 17-18, 2018
  • Adventure Rates: $295 + GST


NEW: Learn to navigate with the ACC!

This hands-on course will cover the fundamentals of navigation. Based out of the Canmore clubhouse, classroom sections will include the fundamentals of navigation, map reading, map and compass navigation, whiteout navigation, trip planning, and the use of GPS devices. Hands-on skills exercises will let you practice and be comfortable with your new skills.

More information and information package to follow soon!

Gear, Food, Lodging


  • Instruction throughout the course
  • Pre-trip gear and planning advice
  • ACC course materials

Participants must provide:

  • Daily transportation to/from the climbing areas (participants will be expected to use their own vehicles and carpool)
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Personal gear (see equipment list in Info Pack)

Level of Difficulty


No experience is necessary for this course: this is a Canmore-based theory course. Because it is designed for winter backcountry travelers, some backcountry experience will help you get the most out of your experience.

Build your winter travel skills

Winter in Canada’s mountains means powder skiing and the ACC knows the terrain. Whether you’re looking to get skills and get up to speed, or looking for the trip of a lifetime, you’ll find it here. Join us! 

Other Skills Courses

  • AST-1: the essential avalance safety course for any backcountry traveller. 
  • Managing avalanche terrain: work on the skills needed to keep yourself and your group safe.
  • AST-2: Take your avalanche knowledge further, and learn the basics of snowpack evaluation 
  • Introduction to Winter Camping
  • Introduction to Navigation
  • Introduction to Ski Mountaineering

Course Staff