Join us July 23 - August 1, 2016 for the Icefields Parkway Orienteering Festival held in the outstanding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Events will be held from one end of the world famous Icefields Parkway to the other on challenging, fun, high quality new and updated maps of some very special terrain.
The Icefields Parkway is considered by many to be the most spectacular drive on the planet. It passes through the UNESCO World Heritage site Canadian Rockies Parks, with their rugged mountain peaks, icefields and glaciers, alpine meadows, lakes, waterfalls, extensive karst cave systems and deeply incised canyons.
The festival begins near Jasper then travels south along the Icefields Parkway, past the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, to the rocky peaks and lush valley of Banff National Park and the historic mountain towns of Canmore and Banff. This journey shows off Canada's unparalleled natural beauty and offers up lots of extra-curricular activities - including hiking, hot springs, biking, and top-tier golf.
Edmonton to Hinton; 285km mostly dual carriageway with 110km/hr speed limit
Edmonton to WCOC event site: 315km
WCOC event site (William A Switzer Park) to Jasper town site: 90km
WCOC event site to COC event site via Icefields Parkway 405km paved road with fabulous views
COC event site (Canmore Nordic Centre) to Calgary 115km mostly dual carriageway with 110km/hr speed limit.