SELF-GUIDED Adventure with orienteering
How does this work?
The self-guided adventure involves finding a series of checkpoints with a map. The checkpoints are marked with orange/white control markers that are placed on features in a park.
It's like a treasure hunt without the treasure!
You can download a map that shows where the control markers are. This will guide you to discover a park in your area. After you sign up we will send you a code which lets you to log in into the webpage (PDF MAPS) where you can find instructions and download the maps.
Registration is free, but you need to sign a waiver.
We are offering 2 locations and 3 levels:
Particularly designed for newcomers and families with no map reading experience All the control markers will be accessible from trails.
Adventure hike: longer distance but still easy map reading. Total distance to cover to visit all control markers will be around 3 km.
Orienteering course: most advanced and long courses around 5km. Previous experience required.
You need to register and sign a waiver to get an email with the log-in code to download the maps. (Check your spam folder for ZONE4 email if you can't find it . If you already registered for the Neighbourhood Adventure it’s the same code.)
If you have any problem with log in send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions: watch this video which explains how to start. The only difference is that we don’t need you to write down the control codes.
To help reduce crowding the popular public parks and places we created an activity which can be done on your own or with your family at any time. The activity recomended to be completed during weekdays and will avoid busy parking lots. It can be completed in an hour or so which allows you to leave home and return easily for all your needs.
Practice social and physical distancing keep at least 2 meters away from others and don’t touch anything in the public parks. Please ensure that any outdoor activities that you do comply completely with the regulations and recommendations of your health authorities and governments.
As of March 30, you can ONLY do these activities if you are COMPLETELY free from Covid-19 symptoms and you are NOT in mandatory self-isolation. See the link Public Health Orders in AB for more details.
Videos about how to read a map and orienteer
Watch these videos to get some usefull tips.