It felt good be be back in the forest Thursday night, climbing up gully's, over boulders and across creeks all in search of a little orange and white flag whose location was marked on the map, which I clutched tightly in my hand. It was fun to be orienteering again, challenging myself both mentally and physically. I'm resting up so that I can be ready for next Thursday's TNT and to get back in the woods.
Why not head into the forest this Thursday Night for a little orienteering. Kettle Lake (Cranbrook Community forest) - beginner course and precision map reading exercise Location: Kettle lake parking lot (accessed from north Cranbrook Community Forest gate by Sandor Rental) Start: 6pm Course close: 8pm Categories: Beginner 2.0 k Advanced - full map: 2.8k Advanced (corridor): 2.8k Come and practice your precision map reading in the complex and beautiful terrain around Kettle Lake. Members are free or $5 for non-members (buys membership!).
Beautiful night for a run! 12 humans and 6 well-behaved dogs tonight. Thanks friends! See you next week!
It’s always good to take a few minutes to update yourself about ticks..
Still thinking about Round the Mountain? A couple of deadlines are looming: May 27th is the last day to order RTM merchandize and on June 3rd, at midnight, registration closes. Don't be the person that emails us on June 4th wondering why you missed the deadline.. Jump in soon. Kimberley's best outdoor adventure party.


Who are we? The Kootenay Orienteering Club hosts orienteering and trail running events in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, in particular, in the Rossland, Cranbrook and Kimberley areas. 


More than just a run, orienteering combines fitness, strategy, map reading, and navigation skills to find a series of pre-set check -points.  

Trail Running

Trail running get's you off the roads and onto softer ground. Whether running along a forest trail, over a hill or through an open field, training running can be both invigorating and great for your health.

Why Just Run?

Our focus is to have fun while you run. The best way to get started is to just come out to any of the orienteering or trail running events. Our Thursday night TNT's are a perfect place to get started. If you arrive a few minutes before the starting time, we will give you a brief introduction and then you can go around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else. It's easy to learn and a lot of fun.

Pursuit of Excellence

A fund to promote and support athlete, coaching and officials development.  This fund is available to club members on an annual basis. Annual submissions must be made by September 30th.

Pursuit of Excellence Application Form


Club membership is only $5.00 per year. (Join).