While we were all running around Rice Lake some intrepid GVOC'ers were out in Canmore, AB at the Alberta Provincial Champs tackling some tough courses. Check out the results below. Also, don't forget to register for the BC Provincial Champs taking place Sept 30- Oct 1 in Victoria!!
BCOC will be taking place on Vancouver Island hosted by the Victoria Orienteering Club. This two-day festival will feature a long course on Saturday and a sprint course on Sunday SCHEDULE: September 30: Long Course @ Camp Thunderbird, Sooke Camp Thunderbird has recently been remapped by Brian Chubb. Located around Glinz Lake in the Sooke foothills, the valley floor is a Y Camp ground, the surrounding hills are a mixture of west coast forest and open rocky bluffs. October 1: Sprint Course @ Camosun Interurban Campus, Saanich This map has also been recently updated by Brian Chubb and consists of a campus landscape surrounded by recreation grounds, small areas of forest and grassy areas
Join us in North Van for this month's Why Just Run event! We'll be exploring Rice Lake, with courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced orienteers. Free instruction is also available for newcomers. See the club's event website for registration and more information.
Start to get excited about next summer!!
Orienteering Canada is 50 years old and we are creating an endowment fund to celebrate the milestone and to help us create sustainable funding for Canadian orienteering over the next 50 years. We are at 27% of our goal to raise 50k by the end of 2017. An anonymous donor is matching all donations (up to 10k) received by end of day today (Aug 31) so please consider donating today! Almost $7000 of the anonymous donation has been used so far for matching. Can we get another $3000 of donations in today? Hope so! You can donate via CHIMP ( or by sending an etransfer to financeATorienteeringDOTca

2017 Waiver

Save time and bring a completed form to your first event of 2017!

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