Permanent orienteering courses in ALberta
Try the permanent courses at your own time:
Permanent orienteering courses consist of a network of control points or markers that are strategically placed throughout a natural or urban area. These control points are typically marked with a specific symbol on the map and are accompanied by a physical marker on a feature. Participants use a map to find these control points in the correct order. They are designed to be self-paced and can be completed individually, in groups, or as part of an event.
These courses are meant to encourage outdoor activity, navigation skills, and exploration.
Why should you try orienteering?
Important Safety Precautions:
Visit the AOA Safety site before you head out.
Possession of the maps does not imply permission to be on the land. Permission must always be obtained from the private and/or public landowners. Note that the maps may be out-of-date and may not have been recently field-checked. New hazards may exist that are not shown on the map.
You are responsible for assessing risks and managing your safety. Ensure that you are properly trained and aware of the risks before embarking on any unsupervised orienteering activity. Always carry a whistle, or a communication device, go with a "buddy", and obey all local regulations and signs
Users’ liability waiver:
Use the map only for your own activities. No commercialized activities (or events) are allowed to use these maps. The users of any of the maps in Alberta waive all responsibility from the ALBERTA ORIENTEERING ASSOCIATION (AOA), and their clubs and their members from any loss of property or personal injury that may occur during the use of any of these maps.
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