Organizers: Larry Gagnon (Event Director), Ross Burnett (Course Planner), Marie Burgess (Course Planner), Linda Hildebrandt (Course Planner), Leigh Bailey (Membership)

Please join us in the wonderful Sooke Wilderness area of Vancouver Island for challenging and scenic orienteering. We will also have some fast and intricate orienteering amongst the complex campus buildings at the University of Victoria.

More details and registration instructions will be added soon. Here is an overview of expected events:


The 2024 BC Orienteering Championships will consist of three traditional events, built around the following schedule:

SATURDAY 7 September

Morning: SPRINT RACE - University of Victoria

Afternoon: MIDDLE DISTANCE - Camp Thunderbird, Sooke BC

SUNDAY 8 September

Morning: LONG DISTANCE - Camp Thunderbird, Sooke BC


Camp Thunderbird (located 45-50 minutes west of Victoria on Hwy 14) is the site of the BCOC Medium and Long courses and offers a vast area of trails and complex wilderness terrain. The map area is within the Sooke Wilderness region and consists of a mix of open forest with portions of dense vegetation and open rocky terrain.

The University of Victoria campus (20 minutes NW of downtown Victoria) will be the site of the BCOC Sprint Course. The campus is beautifully designed with numerous walking, biking trails and areas with preservation of natural features among challenging building architectures. Mostly flat running. Both areas have been professionally re-mapped in March of 2024 to ensure they are completely up-to-date. We look forward to having you experience our brand new maps.


The Sprint Event will offer six standard Sprint course categories, while the Middle and Long will have eight courses based on standard smaller Canada Cup events.

More details are coming soon, but we hope you will place our event in your calendar and come join us on beautiful southern Vancouver Island



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