New to orienteering? Been out to some events and looking to take your forest orienteering to the next level? Want to become a bushwacking ninja? Come on out to our Forest Orienteering Training Camp! This day of training will focus on demystifying the black art of navigating off-trail and developing effective strategies for orienteering in the forest. #training #gvoc #getoutthere #navigation Signup here:
The Second Long Qualifier is done and dusted and here are the results! M70 Brian Ellis - 5th, W55 Joanne Woods - 12th, W60 Robyn Rennie - 26th, W65 Hilary Anderson - 5th, W70 Marg Ellis - 25th. Combined Results from both Long Qualifiers! Brian 7th, Joanne 10th, Robyn 17th, Hilary 5th, Marg 16th That means that ALL GVOC Masters competitors have secured a spot in the Long Final! WOOO!! Watch live at: and check out results at:
Results from the first Long Qualifier are in! Congrats to our GVOC Women and Brian for another set of great runs! M 70 Heat 1 - Brian Ellis - 19th W 55 Heat 2 - Joanne Woods - 10th W 60 Heat 2 - Robyn Rennie - 11th W 65 Heat 2 - Hilary Anderson - 9th W 70 Heat 1 - Marg Ellis - 8th After this everyone is shuffled based on these results and a second Long Qualifier is run tomorrow. Details to come.
GVOC Masters Women post Sprint in Auckland, NZ!! From L-R: Joanne came 4th in the W55 A Final, Hilary came 10th in the W65 A Final, Robyn came 9th in the W60 A Final, and Marg came 5th in the W70 A Final What a stellar group of sprinting women :D Cannot wait to see what the courses looked like! #wmg2017 #gocanadago
While many of us are eating copious amounts of chocolate the Canadian Masters Orienteers have just wrapped up competing at Oceania 2017! There was an impressive result from Marg Ellis, Hilary Andersen, and Christin Lundgren (FWOC) who won the W65+ relay!!! Congrats!!! Later this week the Canadian Masters will be competing at the World Masters all taking place in beautiful New Zealand :D

2017 Waiver

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

Orienteering Adventure Kids

Registration is now open for our spring junior program, Orienteering Adventure Kids! Programs for 7-14 year-olds in Vancouver and the North Shore. First sessions March 27/28!

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