It's officially spring! and that means orienteering ... time to get out there and enjoy nature. Orienteering is the perfect sport for that. Join us for a little running through mud, on or off-trail, wherever your route takes you. Registration is now open for our adult Intro Clinics, Navigation programs and forest training sessions.
Congratulations Foothills Orienteering member Darya Sepandj!
FWOC is excited to announce upcoming Learn to Orienteer programs; Navigation 101 and 201 are planned for April and May. Registration will open soon. Check the website.
Foothills Orienteering strategic planning session underway... lots of passion here as we work to grow the sport...
FWOC is happy to announce we have hired Damian Konotopetz to coach FWOC's adult programs this spring. Check the website for updates to information on adult training next week. Learn more about Damian in the April newsletter.


Foothills Orienteering (FWOC) is an active club of several hundred members in southern Alberta. We organize races and training throughout the year, and have programs for youth and adults. The club has had a strong history of orienteering in the Calgary area for over 30 years. Stay informed of all our events by signing up for FWOC News emails on MailChimp.

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 will start again in March 2017. See you then!

Junior Program

We're proud of our successful SOGO Adventure Running program that coaches kids ages 3 to 18 to become great orienteers. There are two seasons each year in several locations around town. Registration for Spring 2017 is open - and over 550 spots are already taken! Sign up your kids now!

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 2017 Prairie Opener in Rumsey.

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

For Event Organisers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organisers - List of SI #s