Modern smart phones and tablets with their resident Global Positioning capabilities are incredible pieces of technology that can greatly enhance the wilderness navigation experience. On this one-day navigation course, we'll cover how to use GPS to mark points, enter routes, make and follow route plans and much more.

This course will be delivered in two parts, with a 2-hour evening session to review route planning and information sourcing, followed by a day of practical application in the field.


  • We recommend that you have Wilderness Navigation 1 or have similar training or experience before taking our GPS course
  • To achieve course objectives participants must be prepared to travel through bush and over rough terrain

Please read the pre-trip information package located at the bottom of the booking page for more details

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.


All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

Included in the price:

  • 1 full day of instruction
  • A 2-hour evening session to cover pre-trip route planning, and use of apps like Gaia and CalTopo

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment
  • GPS unit/Phone

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$245.00 / person

(at 6:1 ratio)
Our instructor was very knowledgable, helpful, and prepared. Money well spent. Vic Marchiel, Courtenay, BC