Urban Orienteering December 7th 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm A score O format in which you have to find as many snowmen as you can in 45 minutes. There will be some fire hydrants and one animal (he is a bonus!) Note the earlier start time! Nothing to punch, nothing to write - just memorize! Forecast is for cold weather, but not actually snowing. So the course is a bit shorter. And there will be a big pot of soup waiting!! The organizer needs you to sign up so she knows how many maps to print.
From Jim Webster: It is rare that Western Canadians get an opportunity to compete in a major US orienteering event, within driving distance and so close to home. Mark June 23 - 25, 2017 on your calendars for the US Individual Championships near to Boise, ID. There is a sprint, medium and long. Other events are being planned for earlier in the week.
Winter orienteering starts this Wednesday November 30 with Toonie Night Training (TNT) at the University of Calgary. Check out the event page ( and sign up to take part.
Sunday is the tenth and final event of the Fall Urban Race Series (FURS): THE GRAND FINALE CHASE This event used the For Calgary, St Patrick's Island, Bridgeland map. Awesome urban orienteering! Please register on the event page bu Saturday and sign in on the day by 10:15 am.
MapMan to the rescue!!


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

Our club is proud of our successful SOGO Adventure Running program that coach kids ages 3 to 18 to become great orienteers. There are two seasons each year in several locations around town. This Spring we have over 400 kids in SOGO - be sure to get your kids into the Fall program.

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 Basics and Beyond program.

Advanced Training

For more experienced orienteers we offer a ten-week Advanced Orienteering Training program.


The registration for the 2017 memberships and season passes is now open and you can register here.

  • 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 provincial association (Alberta Orienteering Association - AOA).

Club Clothing

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


2016 Wednesday Night Volunteer Sign-up

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

For Event Organisers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organisers - List of SI #s