Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:00 am to Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:00 pm

You like exploring? A GPS device is one of the best tools for exploring the wilderness safely or to find a target location in the forest… if you know how to use it!

During this workshop, experts from Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue will explain how the Global Positioning System works, how it relates to traditional map and compass orienteering, and how to use it properly.

The workshop includes an indoor presentation and an outdoor practice session. GPS units will be provided. Please wear weather appropriate clothing.


Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm (in French) 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm (in English)

Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec


Adult: $16
Student (13 and over): $13 
Senior (65 and over): $13
Family: $34
Child (aged 10 to 12): $7


Adult: $20
Student (13 and over): $16
Senior (65 and over): $16
Family: $42
Child (aged 10 to 12): $7

This activity is for persons aged 13 and older. The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.


Places are limited and registration is required. You can register

Please have your credit card ready. Family rates are only available by phone.

Refund requests must be received at least 48 hours before the activity. Should the Friends of Gatineau Park cancel the activity, the totality of the rates will be refunded regardless of the time of the cancellation.


For more information about the activity or about the Friends of Gatineau Park in general, please call 819-827-3113 or visit