Great to see Foothills Orienteering well represented at the annual Calgary Road Runners Confederation Park xc relay race. Always a fun event!
Fall Series fun continues at SAIT/Riley Park. Great orienteering map for a fast sprint as long as you don't mind that little hill to SAIT from Riley Park:)
An amazing opportunity for sport-minded Calgary girls....
This is exciting!
Orienteering at Sandy McNabb this weekend! Don’t forget to sign up by Thursday (tomorrow) night for this Sunday’s event on the website. Sign up for a map even if you think you might come. This will ensure we print enough maps. Three courses have been set - novice to advanced. HELP NEEDED - like to run early? We are looking for two orienteers to vet courses on the morning of the event, one for the Intermediate and one for the advanced. You will start at least one hour prior to the regular start. You will get a time for your run. Please email if you would like to take up this opportunity.


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 are hosted by volunteers! Volunteers organize, plan the courses, man the registration table, help with timing / results, and set out and pick up controls. There is a job for every level of orienteering experience! Don't be shy. We NEED your help! Choose the event location that suits you and sign up now: Sunday Fall Sprint Series Volunteer

For Event Organizers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organizers - Volunteers/Event Organizing Tools and Info

Try an Event

Our Fall Series is back. Find out more information here.

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