We are putting on an Intro to Orienteering Clinic at Confederation Park on Saturday September 3rd 10am to noon. This fun hands-on clinic is designed to give newcomers to orienteering a taste of what orienteering is all about. By the end of the clinic participants will be ready to complete an easy course at any of our events. Please help us spread the word among your friends who would like to try orienteering.
One month until the North American Orienteering Championships in Hanover, New Hampshire. Enter by Friday, September 2 to avoid late fees. We hope to see lots of Canadians there!
Historic result for Canada at the World Champs today as Emily Kemp earns 4th place in the Middle distance. Agonisingly dropping 2 places in the run-in! Huge congratulations to Emily on a tremendous run, for a tremendous ambassador for our country. Louise Oram had a strong run, finishing 34th overall. And in the men's Eric Kemp came in 61st. Congratulations to all of team Canada for great performances so far in the Sprint, Sprint Relay, and Middle. Tomorrow is a rest day and then the Long distance - with Canada represented by Emily Kemp, Louise Oram, and Damian Konotopetz. The final WOC race is the relay on Saturday
Great post from Emily Kemp about being prepared for the World Champs. It all kicks off tomorrow. Read the blog and post a comment (or two) to show the Canadian's that we're behind them!!
How to follow the World Champs... 1. Follow live - live tv coverage, gps-tracking, results, and analysis. 2. World Of O - the best website for expert analysis and great interviews. 3. The WOC newsletter - subscribe for updates here 4. The WOC website - for official news and results


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.

Try an Event

Heard about orienteering but not really sure what it involves? Check out the fun - try orienteering this Wednesday night!

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 coached by National Team athlete Jeff Teutsch.


The registration for the 2016 memberships and season passes is now open and you can register here.

  • Adult Membership (Born 1998 or earlier): $15
  • Youth Membership (Born 1999 to 2010): $5
  • Child (Born 2011 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