Organizer: Ian Leighton (Event Director)

Map: Hollyburn Ridge (Foot-O)


Nice and cool up on the mountain




6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30pm Starts

8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.


three choices

an easy walk of about 1 hr

a good trot that took me just over an hour (check my times...I'm not a fast runner)

and a pretty challenging route that I couldn't finish in under 2 hours

All courses start at about 900M and the elevation gain (climb) for each course is from that point to the highest control on the course

Not a lot of controls but a plethora of route choices. Roads, Ski trails, Snow shoe trails, Single track hiking trails, Old logging skid tracks from the 1920's and some great options for just running a bearing through the forest (you'll cut a trail somewhere)

you'll probably want some lower leg protection and it can get a bit buggy around the swampy parts

There is no potable water on site

Safety Precautions

Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Headlamps are essential to see and be seen. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.

safety bearing below the power line WEST (towards the sun)

safety bearing above the power line SOUTH (downhill)

Parking/Start Location:

Plenty of parking by the XC ticket booth...

but if you want to be a real hero.....

park at the works yard and bike/roller ski/roller blade up (~10km)

or park at the lookout (~7km)

or park at the picnic area (~5km)

or park at the last switchback (~2km)

there are washrooms near the start and outhouses on the trails

Post-Event Dining



Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.

Sign up by Tuesday night so i can print the maps on Wendsday


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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