Yukon Orienteering


Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO:

I bet almost every backpacker, hunter or any other outdoor person has been lost in the bush, at least for a short time. Most won’t admit it, but will agree that they were, “temporarily unsure of their location” or “I got turned around.” Read more

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It is up to the orienteer to choose the routes between controls. The key to staying on track is to look at the map often, because it can take up to three glances before you realize the surrounding terrain is not what you are expecting from the map. Read more

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Forest Pearson

The 37th annual Western Canadian Orienteering Championships will be held in Whitehorse and surrounding areas from July 3 to 5 of this year. This event comes to Whitehorse once every four years, and represents the best orienteering of the year. Read more

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Issue: 2015-04-23 MAP: courtesy of Wendy Nixon

Who runs through the woods with map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags? That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is suitable for all ages... Read more

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One of the formative lessons in my life came to me through a drawing teacher I had as a teenager. During a still life drawing class the teacher said to us messy, despondent art class kids, "One does not learn how to draw, one learns how to see." Read more

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Issue: 2012-06-14

Every second Wednesday throughout the summer, you can find a full cross-section of Whitehorse's population—children, seniors, families, teens, young professionals, even excited dogs—out in the woods, maps and compasses at the ready. The Yukon... Read more

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The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay turns 20 this year (2012). For all of those years, Ron McFadyen has worked dedicatedly in the background, radio in hand, to make the event a success. Read more

Haines Junction

I think we may have been talking too much," says Eleanor O'Donovan. She's on the crest of a hill facing Grey Mountain, staring intently at her compass and map."You don't pay attention, it's easy to lose your way."We're about 45 minutes into our orien Read more

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