Organizers: Bogi Gyorfi (Event Director), Mark Astridge (Event Director)

Map: Nose Hill (1:15,000)


One more free -TRY IT!- as part of the ParticipAction Community Better Challenge, to get outside and enjoy this fun outdoor activity that fits most ages and abilities.

REGISTER for the Try-It Event below!

Try-It Event Registration CLICK HERE !!!

What to expect?

  • You will receive brief instructions.
  • You can try a couple of learning activities
  • You will get a map and head out for a self-lead mapwalk to try a beginner orienteering course. All of this would take around 1 hour.

Why should you try orienteering?

  • Engages the mind & body with emphasis on fun
  • Builds competence and confidence to be outside, for life.
  • Teaches navigation and map reading skills.
  • Helps to connect with our natural environment.
  • Gets everyone moving outside with a big smile.

Registration for our -Regular Wednesday CLUB- event is below: Things to know!

  • We are returning to regular orienteering!! This means in-person with control flags and SI units in the terrain from 6:30-8pm on the day of the event.
  • We will be using SI sticks; you can borrow one on the night of the event if you do not own one.
  • You will have to pre-register for the events (Green button on the side).
  • You will need to be a 2022 member of Foothills Orienteering (FWOC) or another Canadian orienteering club.
  • We will be using Maprun6 so you can run anytime if you do not want to run on the evening of the event.

Wednesday Night Information

Course Notes:

  • Trails and contours are as always very accurate on Nose Hill. Large vegetation is also accurate, but smaller bushes, etc. should not be used as a primary navigation tool.
  • Control descriptions do not fit on the Advanced course map--separate control descriptions will be made available at check-in.
  • Leg covering is recommended for the Intermediate and Advanced courses :)
  • Have fun!


  • Novice (Beginner): 2.5km, 9 controls
  • Intermediate: 3.9km, 11 controls
  • Advanced: 5.7km, 15 controls



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