Looking for a great opportunity to strengthen those leg muscles on lots of stairs and work on technical running skills on the beach in preparation for forest orienteering events in the summer? Club Fat Ass is hosting a run/walk circuit between Spanish Banks and Wreck Beach on Saturday March 16 at 10 AM. The course is very scenic and wilder than one might expect. You can make it an “easyo” an “enduro” or anything in-between. If you are interested, please join Club Fat Ass on Facebook (it's free), find “Beach & Stairs Easyo/Enduro” under Events and press Going. The Events page shows additional information on how to get there and course description. There are picnic tables at the start/finish for aid station and post event lunch and socializing.
Another Sprint Camp all wrapped up! Thanks to everyone who came out and congratulations to the winners! Maps, results, Si numbers online!
Sprint Camp registration closes midnight tonight! It's not too late yet - head over to to get signed up for an action packed weekend!
What's the most fun weekend in February? Well Sprint Camp of course! Come to the action packed Sprint Orienteering in Vancouver on the Feb 15-17 weekend. Registration and more info -
Fun Times Alert!! Registration is now open for the Orienteering Adventure Kids (OAK) program this Spring for Kids aged 7-14. Learn to read a map! Learn new skills! And most importantly run around and have fun outdoors! The weekly sessions will run on Tuesday evenings, from April 2 to May 21 (6:30 – 8:00pm). There will be sessions in both Vancouver and North Vancouver for the first 4 weeks and then only in North Van for sessions 5 through 8. Sessions will always go, rain or shine, because that’s what orienteers do! More details, and the registration portal for the Spring program, can be found at

2019 Waiver

2019 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.