Pre-running the WCOC elite courses this morning. Look at that wonderful open forest!
Registration is now open for the upcoming 2018 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships on our brand new Ioco Forest map. A fantastic new area close to Vancouver with mostly open forest terrain. Event information is on our website - Full details will be available in an Event Bulletin shortly.
Master Navigation Skills with Coaching AND Enjoy a Race! Gain Coaching Skills AND Enjoy a Race! Sprint & Long! Coach Brent Langbakk will design a coaching program that will focus on various orienteering techniques. Special instruction will be provided to coaches who will then work with the athletes in small groups. A weekend of athlete development, coaching skills and practical development. Mcqueen Lake Centre - Great maps and a great venue If you can't make the weekend, come out to one of the events. Either the Sprint on Sunday or Long on Monday or both!! Register:
The regular registration deadline for the Okanagan Adventure Running Tournament is coming up quickly at Midnight on Sunday the 22nd. Go Register today for 7 events in two days on brand new maps! As a quick teaser, Try and solve this routechoice between #1 and #2. Click the link for the solution, and to find more details about the event.

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.