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We host informal Wednesday Evening Trainings (WETs) open to everyone please check the website for locations and to sign up for a map! Once a month from January to June, and from September to December we host SI timed races on our more complex maps in the lower mainland. These events are open to beginners up to elite athletes - there is a course for everyone!
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GVOC is well represented in Europe this summer. Marg Ellis has just finished competing at the World Masters Games in Denmark. In a field of 219 W70+ competitors Marg posted a 23rd place finish in the A final. Adam Woods & Pia Blake are running in the World University Games in Finland. Results along with GPS tracking is available here - https://www.wuoc2018.com/results.html - watch them use those attack points and handrails. Graeme Rennie is also in Finland at the Finnish 5 Day also wearing a GPS tracker.
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Middle and Long at Ioco
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Whoever gets Control #105 on the WCOC Long is in for a feast! Registration closes July 4th - https://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca/events/view/3242
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Normal registration deadline for NAOC 2018 is only a week away on June 30. Register at www.naoc2018.ca for the opportunity to compete in some of the nicest terrain going.
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2018 Waiver

2018 online waiver and membership form
Please complete before your first event!


Private Events

Interested in arranging a private Orienteering event for your organisation or as individuals? Please fill in this Google Form so we can see how GVOC can be involved.

School Maps

Interested in introducing orienteering as part of your school curriculum? Use this Google Form to see about getting a map made of your school grounds.

Welcome Newcomers!

GVOC is an active orienteering club in the Metro Vancouver area. We hold local events every Wednesday evening, and larger weekend events monthly.

Orienteering is an exciting sport for all ages and fitness levels that involves reading a detailed map and using a compass to find checkpoints. Click here for more information about the sport.

To get started, come to any event a few minutes early and we will give you a brief introduction. Then you can run or walk around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else, so long as you're back no later than the "course close" time (so we know you're back safe). It's easy to learn and a lot of fun. All you need is some older clothing and footwear, in case the ground is a bit muddy.

Please sign up on our website in advance - that way we know to print a map for you (but we always print a few spare maps too!).

Membership is payable at the first event you attend each year and is good for the entire calendar year. Fees are: $10 for new members who have never orienteered before; $15 for Adults; $5 for Juniors under 20; $30 for family.

Wednesday evening events are free for members. A beginner's course is always offered and a more advanced course. If you come during the winter months, you'll need a headlamp or a flashlight.

Weekend events are held once a month (usually on Sundays mornings) in larger parks around Metro Vancouver and have different course levels. There is an event fee of $10 per adult and $5 for juniors. We use "electronic timing" so you can see how well you did.

"Mass" (group) start to an event

We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia, and Orienteering BC.