Organizers: Emily Secord (Event Director), Paul Bottomley (Controller)

World Orienteering Day is global initiative to increase the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people. This World Orienteering Day event is a Point to Point offering courses for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced orienteers.

This will be Barebones style event, meaning the approach will be casual in order to minimize the amount of volunteer capacity required, while still providing an enjoyable event for orienteers.

Beginner participants will typically follow trails or easy linear features to controls on trail for the easiest navigation and shortest distance course. Basic map following required. Approx 1.6km

Intermediate participants, will exercise route choice along trails while also using map features and basic compass skills to find controls located off trails. Approx 2km.

Advanced participants will exercise longer route choices through more difficult terrain requiring good navigation skills to locate controls. Approx 4km.


Prior to participating in an event, all participants must have completed the Orienteering NS registration form and the Orienteering Canada waiver provided at the link below. This only needs to be completed once a year (if you did it for Hemlock or Spittal farms you're good to go).

Course registration on this page.

Please ensure you register via these links by midnight Thursday, May 25, 2023 to ensure a map is printed for you. On-site check-in will take place on site from 10:00 to 10:45 am. Again, please ensure you have completed membership/waiver in advance (see above).

Membership and Waiver


We need help with a few tasks to put on the event (e.g. Beginner clinic, registration, control pickup). Please sign-up at the link: Volunteers will receive free entry to the event.


Parking will be at the main Dingle parking lot at 150 Dingle Rd. Halifax.


Please check-in on-site before 10:45.

A safety briefing will be given at 10:45.

Punch starts at 11:00 am.

Course closure will be 1:00 pm.

Entry Fees:

The following are the fees for this event (pre-registered), add $5 for day-of registrations:

How to Pay:

In advance: By Electronic funds transfer to the following email:

In person: A payment container will be available. Please bring correct change.

Need Orienteering Kit before the event? Visit the O-Store!



Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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