Fraser Valley Mountain Biking Association and all of us at GVOC have something to celebrate as Sumas Mountain has been saved! What better way to celebrate than coming out to our training event on the mountain Sunday, April 15th, 2018. Details from FVMBA ( OFFICIAL – Sumas Mountain Quarry application DENIED Time to celebrate! Our #SaveSumas team just received official word from the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources that the Sumas Mountain Quarry proposal has been denied, and the proponent has relinquished his mineral rights on Sumas Mountain. The icing on the cake to this news is that the Ministry has also confirmed it has started a process which will ensure this area of Sumas Mountain is permanently protected from any further mining claims. The #SaveSumas team has been engaged to work with the Ministry in this process. A huge THANK YOU goes to everyone who got involved in the #SaveSumas campaign. You sent letters, posted #SaveSumas photos and stories to social media, came out to our #SaveSumas events, and signed the petition. Everything you did made a difference, and our trail users will be able hike, run, and ride Sumas Mountain for years to come because YOU took action! This is a proud day for our trail community in the Fraser Valley! It was incredible to see the different brands of trail users unite to make a difference. Together we are a powerful force! A special thank you goes out to the team who nailed the plan and stuck with it to the end – Paul Enns of Run for Water, Carlos Zamora of the Abbotsford Trail Running Club, and Chris Friesen and Rocky Blondin from the FVMBA. Stay tuned for details of a #WeSavedSumas celebration to happen at one of our fine local establishments very soon! Cheers, Steve Bennett (#SaveSumas Coalition Lead)
Tonight at 23:59 PST is the last chance to register for NAOCs and COCs at the LOWEST PRICE
Two days left to get the early bird pricing for the NAOC and COC in the Yukon!!
ATTN: All GVOC'ers!! Those of you keen to orienteer in the SPECTACULAR Yukon this August for the North American Orienteering Champs and Canadian Orienteering Nationals should be aware that early bird prices end on March 31st at 23:59 PST. So get Registered!!
The Barkley Marathon is on! (as of the lighting of Laz's cigarette and confirmed by Keith Dunn's tweet at 06:37 PST this morning!) In the mix are: GVOC's Gary Robbins is competing to complete under the 60hr time limit after coming agonizingly close last year. As is fellow Canadian Foothills Orienteering - FWOC member Nicki Rehn who is back for another attempt. Just south of the BC border fellow orienteer and Cascade Orienteering Club member Nikolay Nachev is also vying to complete the brutally hard Barkley Marathon! Best of Luck to all!!! Go - go - go!!!

Sprint Camp results and maps are now online

2018 Waiver

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

Private Events

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School Maps

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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.