It is time to get back out in action with this weeks Wed. orienteering event at Bottamlands Park! We have planned some “longer” courses for you as we thought you might want to make up for lost orienteering time! Of course there are always shorter options so not to worry! The weather looks great so we hope to see many of you out there tomorrow night. Please go to the website and sign up for a course so we have some idea as to number of maps to print tomorrow morning!
More congratulations are in order! Damian is the elite men's champion and Kitty is the Canadian long champion for F55+. Nice work, Damian & Kitty! Marion won bronze:) Gavan, Ewan and James continue to rake in the medals, respectively winning silver in M12 & M14 & bronze in M16! Emma finished 2nd Canadian to bring home silver in F20! Good luck in the relay tomorrow:)
Good news - Wednesday evening events are back! Join us August 9 at Bottomlands. Get your orienteering fix in:) Just 5 Wednesdays left! Check the website for location and to sign up. See you there.
Congratulations to FWOC orienteers in Perth for the Middle Distance event of the Canadian Orienteering Champs 2017! Lots of podium finishes for this event: Kitty finished first in F55 with Marion close behind and snagging 3rd. Gavan M12 and Ewan M14 ran hard and brought home silver! James came in 3rd in M16. Tori and Damian finshed 3rd but 2nd Canadian in 21E! Teresa finished 4th in F45 but also 2nd Canadian while Emma snagged 3rd Canadian in F20E. Catch all the details on the COC 2017 website. Good racing to all FWOC orienteers tomorrow in the Long event!
Awesome photos of FWOC orienteers in the 2017 COC Sprint. Thanks Adrian!


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.


All FWOC events rely heavily on volunteers. So if you want to help out you can 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

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.


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