Orienteering Ottawa’s Learn-to programs are back for the fall! Come and learn to navigate with a map and compass alongside our experienced instructors in a new location each week.

Our Adult Learn-to programs are suitable for:

  • Teenage youth and adults 17-80+
  • Those who are new to the sport of orienteering or with beginner-level experience in navigation

Program Overview

The 2023 fall Learn-to programs will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning September 12. Each weekly session will introduce a new orienteering technique through an orienteering course set at a new location. The locations will be posted shortly but will all be west of Centertown.

The instructional exercises will include learning about map symbols, how to handle the map, using features in the terrain for navigation, choosing a navigation route and navigating with a compass. Each evening, coaches will provide instructions, a practice exercise, and participants can then try the practice course.

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Session Topic


September 12

Introduction to Orienteering Maps

Mattawa Park in Bridlewood
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September 19

Handling the Map Johnny Leroux Arena, Stittsville
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September 26

Navigation Technique: Handrails All Saints High School
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October 3

Navigating Off-Trail Richcraft Recreation Complex, Kanata North
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October 10

Route Choice Navigation, Compass Use Walter Baker Sports Centre, Barrhaven
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October 17

Navigation Technique: Control/Attackpoint/Route (CAR) Bell High School, off Cedarview Rd.
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October 24

Putting it All Together Timm Drive
NCC Greenbelt P4

Program Fees and Registration

The cost for the Learn-to program is $110. This registration fee includes:

  • Support from our club coaches during the 7 weekly spring sessions
  • An Orienteering Ottawa annual membership for the participant
  • Free entry to a fall event

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