Free try-it events

Free Orienteering Event

Saturday, Sept 16, 2023

Strathcona Wilderness Centre

Do you love exploring nature and solving puzzles? Then come and join us for a fun and free orienteering event! Use your map to find markers placed throughout the walking trails. You can choose your own level of difficulty and challenge yourself or just have a relaxing time outdoors.

How to participate

  • Non-competitive: Start anytime between 12:00PM and 2:00PM and enjoy the course at your own pace. No registration required.
  • Competitive: Start at 12:30PM sharp and race against the clock and other participants to collect as many markers as possible in 60 minutes. Registration required by 12:15PM.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes and clothing for walking or running in the woods.
  • A compass (optional).
  • A water bottle and a snack (optional).

What we provide

  • A map of the park with the markers shown on it.
  • A punch card to record your progress (included on the map).
  • Quick introduction to the sport of orienteering.

What to expect

  • A fun and rewarding experience of orienteering in a scenic setting.
  • A chance to meet other people who share your interest in outdoor adventure.
  • Strathcona Wilderness Centre will also have a few other ‘free try-it’ activities available to try!

Don’t miss this opportunity to try orienteering for free and have a great time outdoors!