Great new resources for Alberta Orienteering...
A neat project from Orienteering Canada to capture the stories and people that make up Canada's orienteering community.
Come on out this Wed. March 14 to check out the new Rocky Ridge YMCA and orienteer in a new area around Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak communities! We will meet at the Rocky Ridge YMCA, 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd NW. Teresa W. has planned a Score-O course throughout the local communities with a 1 hour time limit. Starts will be between 6 and 7:30 with course closing at 8:30 pm. Check the Orienteering Calgary website on Monday evening for more information about the exact meeting place at the YMCA for the event. It will be light our later with our clocks going ahead this weekend, but bring a head lamp just in case! Hopefully some of the snow will be melted away by then!
Time to register for the jr training camp in Whitehorse this August right before the 2018 North Americans.
Control pickup is one of the best ways to volunteer to help the organizers. It lets them clean up and leave quickly after the event is done. And it is pretty fun too. Today while picking up controls I saw a beaver chop down a tree and then chew through a branch. I was standing just six feet away from it - and made a video. Here's the video - its a bit long, but you can hear the teeth chomping away. And if you fast forward to around 4:30 minutes you'll see what happens after the branch is cut and the beaver's got the issue of what to do with the long branch. Eventually it decides that it needs to cut the branch into smaller pieces - which is the end of the video


Foothills Orienteering (FWOC) has a strong history of orienteering in the Calgary area for over 30 years. Our club organizes orienteering races and training throughout the year, and we have programs for youth and adults. Stay informed of all our events by signing up for FWOC news email.


Heard about orienteering but not really sure what it involves? We are happy to introduce our sport to Calgarians who would like to try orienteering. There are a few options: check out our 90 minute Intro to Orienteering clinics, register for the 5-week Navigation 101 program or just come to a Wednesday evening event. Our regular Wednesday events run April to September. We usually have a veteran on hand to explain the sport at each event. Let registration know and they will point you to the right person. Check out the resources tab for more information.


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:

For Event Organizers - Club Equipment Inventory

For Wednesday Organizers - Volunteers/Event Organizing Tools and Info

Sunday Fall Sprint Series Volunteer

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.


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Forest Training

For all club members, from novice to experienced, we offer eight spring forest training sessions in the Forest Training program.


Buy your 2018 memberships and season pass online.

  • Adult Membership (Born 1997 or earlier): $20
  • Youth Membership (Born 1998 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.


2018 Forest Training Coach

2018 Beginner Adult Coach

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.

Club Clothing

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