Orienteering is an outdoor adventure activity involving cross-country navigation by foot over unknown terrain, using a map and a compass. It is enjoyed as a relaxing recreation, or as a challenging competitive sport.
Local clubs put on regular events in parks, wilderness and even urban areas. At these events, you will find several orienteering courses designed to challenge anyone from recreational enthusiast to competitive orienteer. If you have a love of the outdoors and enjoy map reading, come give this exciting activity a try. All you need is a compass and a whistle.
The Orienteering Association of BC is provincial body of orienteering in BC and is affiliated with Orienteering Canada and the International Orienteering Federation. Local clubs of OABC provide quality events, training session, and programming in numerous cities acorss the province.