This Sunday is going to be a spectacular day at Elbow Bluffs - fun courses and fantastic weather. Don’t forget to sign up for a course on the Event Site (updated yesterday) by tomorrow (Thursday) night.
This week's Canmore/Banff paper has a picture from Trails Fest at the Canmore Nordic Centre last weekend... with the Foothills Orienteering banner front and centre.
We'll do the shopping and map printing for the Summer Solstice event tomorrow (Tuesday) so please sign up and select your meal if you are planning on coming out on the event page: The weather forecast now states that it should clear up Wednesday afternoon and it should be sunny in the evening!
Tons of fun was had at Trails Fest trying orienteering at the Nordic Centre. Thanks to the volunteers who helped put it together: Mardy, Adrian, Bob, Ben, Eduard and Marsha.
Join us for the second annual FWOC Club night at Gord's Running Store, Tuesday, June 13 from 6- 9pm! Come for the run and enjoy the opportunities to check out new gear from some of your favourite brands: Mizuno, Icebug Canada, and Salomon to name a few and sweet deals at Gord's on shoes, clothes and socks!


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.

Try an Event

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 more experienced (intermediate and advanced) orienteers we offer a nine-week 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 1999 or earlier): $15
  • Youth Membership (Born 2000 to 2011): $5
  • Child (Born 2012 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.


Club Clothing

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


Sign up to help with our 2017 Wednesday Events. Jobs suitable for all levels of experience and availability: organizing, registration, control-pick up, timing.

Sign up to help with the FWOC casino on August 11 & 12, 2017.

For Event Organisers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organisers - Volunteers/Event Organising Tools and Info