Where Your Outdoor Adventure Begins
What is Orienteering?
The simple answer would be that it is one of the greatest outdoor activities which involves the mind and body and helps people to connect with nature by building confidence and competence to be outside.
Participants navigate (mostly running or walking) to a series of checkpoints marked on a map. The goal is to find each point, and if you are competitive, to do so as quickly as you can. Orienteering is perfect for anyone seeking to add some outdoor adventure to their life. It is super fun because of the cognitive aspect of route finding and decision making, which always brings a new perspective. Anyone can participate regardless of experience, ability or age and it is very family oriented.
At the same time it is a challenging sport for runners or adventure racers with a competitive edge. The sport of orienteering started in Scandinavia over a hundred years ago and has since spread throughout the world with international events and established World Championships.
A map, a forest and you. What could be better?
2022 Canadian Rockies Orienteering Festival
Join us for the Western Canadian Championships and the Canadian Championships on some of the best terrain in Canada with spectacular surroundings.
All races will be on new or fully revised high quality maps. Both championship and open / recreational classes will be available. We will also be orienteering for the first time ever in the Crowsnest Pass in SW Alberta.
The Canadian Rockies offer plenty of additioanl recreational activities for everyone …Chek out the CROF 2022 webiste for more information.