Introduction to Orienteering

Clinics for Spring 2024

Wed. April 3- Kanata Richcraft Centre  - Kanata Richcraft Centre. 18:30-20:00

Thurs. April 4 -  École secondaire Cairine Wilson, Orléans  18:30 - 20:00

 Our Introduction to Orienteering workshop offers you the chance to get a good start on your orienteering adventures. It is offered on a weekday evening at the beginning of each spring or fall series, either in April or September.   We will try to offer it in French upon request.

The 60 - 90 minute workshop will show you the basics of how to decipher a topographic map and put it into context with the surrounding terrain. There will be a short explanation of the sport and then you will go on a hike with your instructor and the map to learn what all these symbols represent and how to interpret them as you move around.  Before the workshop, you can also visit our maps page and take a look at the legend. Dress in comfortable clothes for walking or running depending on the weather and hiking shoes or boots that can handle water or mud (although we try to avoid the puddles).

 Advanced registration is required - to ensure we have sufficient maps and instructors.  Register here 

Questions?  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can't make the dates offered?

At 10:30 each Sunday event day there will be a mini-clinic for those who are new to orienteering or need a refresher.  We ask that you arrive early enough to have registered and have a map in hand at the clinic.  There is no charge for this 15 minute clinic.  You can always join us at our regular events, let the registrar know you are new to orienteering and get some basic help - enough to get started on the novice course.  After your event don't be shy.  Chat with others to pick up tips.  It will always be a learning experience!