Organizer: James Golding (Event Director)

Map: Champlain Heights

Starts and finishes at Champlain Heights Community Centre and features the intricate terrain of Everett Crowley Park, Captain Cook Park and Sparwood Park, all interconnected by the Douglas Fir trail. Remember your head lamp - the park is pitch black!


6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

6:30pm Start any time!

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


Three courses will be offered;

Short - suitable for beginners, easier navigation and terrain

Medium - enough fun to satisfy a regular, more technical terrain and navigation

Long - a little bit longer and with controls in slightly more silly places

Safety Precautions

Take extra care when crossing roads. Please carry a GVOC whistle. We sell them at every event for $1 - what a bargain!

Parking/Start/Finish Locations

West end of the parking lot at Champlain Heights Community Centre (free parking).


On the 26 bus route which runs between Joyce-Collingwood and 29th Ave Skytrain stations - runs every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes from either station. Also nearby to route 49 which runs between Dunbar Loop and Metrotown.

Post-Event Dining

We will defrost afterwards with some kind of delicious dinner somewhere nearby!


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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