Warm weather was a blessing and a curse as participants waded through rivers to get to some controls and knee high snow drifts for others at the TNT last night! Nothing but smiles on those returning from the challenging course in Banff Trail and environs. Next TNT is Jan 31st. Check the website for location.
Join us for a TNT in Banff Trail this Wednesday, January 17. Night orienteering and a little socializing afterwards - what better way to spend a Wednesday evening? Details on the website.
This looks great!
This looks so fun - skate-orienteering!
Chilly TNT went ahead as scheduled with amazing FWOC members braving the cccccold! Thanks to Christin and her stalwart helper Lennart for setting the course and picking up! Potluck was awesome, too. Thanks to the terrific members who brought the delicious food! Successful AGM was also held last night with a full slate of 11 Board of Directors elected. Congratulations to new Directors, Carmie, Finley and Scott, and new president David R. Thanks to all the Directors who agreed to volunteer on the Board for 2018!


Foothills Orienteering (FWOC) has a strong history of orienteering in the Calgary area for over 30 years. We organize races and training throughout the year, and have programs for youth and adults. Stay informed of all our events by signing up for FWOC news email.


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All FWOC events are hosted by volunteers! Volunteers organize, plan the courses, man the registration table, help with timing / results, and set out and pick up controls. There is a job for every level of orienteering experience! Don't be shy. We NEED your help! Choose the event location that suits you and sign up now: Sunday Fall Sprint Series Volunteer

For Event Organizers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organizers - Volunteers/Event Organizing Tools and Info

Try an Event

Our Fall Series is back. Find out more information here.

Heard about orienteering but not really sure what it involves? Check out the fun - try orienteering this Wednesday night! Our next regular Wednesday events run March to September. See you there!

Junior Program

SOGO Adventure Running is FWOC's youth program for kids aged 2 - 18. Programs run in the spring and fall. They run for 10 weeks and are offered in several locations in Calgary. Visit the SOGO website for more information and to register.

Beginner Programs

For first time beginners we offer an Intro to Orienteering clinic, an active 90 minute taste of the sport. Once you have this under your belt, continue with the Navigation 101 course.

Forest Training

For all club members, from beginner to experienced, we offer eight spring forest training sessions in the Forest Training program.

Participation and Competitive Development Policy

Designed to encourage club participation in orienteering races outside of the city, plus to support the top club athletes who are representing Canada internationally. Click here for full details.


Buy your 2017 memberships and season pass online.

  • Adult Membership (Born 2000 or earlier): $15
  • Youth Membership (Born 2001 to 2012): $5
  • Child (Born 2013 or later): $0

Wednesday night event fees:

  • $5/map
  • or purchase a Season Pass: $50 (all 16 Wednesday night events)

Bonus: Club membership includes membership in the Alberta Orienteering Association (AOA) too.


Interested in working abroad? Here's a link to a program to coach in Australia.

Club Clothing

Foothills has a small stock of our newly designed clothing. You can view images, check inventory, and order clothing here