Orienteering USA's Elite National Team Member Greg Ahlswede was interviewed by Backpacker Magazine about the awesome sport of Orienteering when he competed at the 2017 World Orienteering Championships in Estonia. It's fantastic to get some recognition of our neat and growing sport in North America! From the Elite Athlete to the Recreational Hiker orienteering is an engaging and rewarding sport for all! 🗺️🏆
If you like trail running and love the reward of finding a flag in the woods! Check out these AWESOME races being put on by our friends MerGeo Navigation Races!!
Another fantastic Sprint Camp concluded this past weekend and while we were not completely snow free we did have sunshine! Phenomenal courses were put together by our talented crew including one mind-bending 5 level map up at SFU 🗺️🤯 Congratulations to all participants especially our top 5 women and men in the Elite and Expert categories. Mark February 15-17, 2019 off on your calendar for Sprint Camp 2019.
This fun nordic-orienteering event is only a short hop away from Vancouver. Come check it out!
Thank you to all those who came out and ran/volunteered yesterday for our Lynn Valley Adventure Run. That is our last event for the year but we still have a couple of training nights left. Check the the website for deets :) @ Lynn Valley

Sprint Camp results and maps are now online

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.