2018 Ottawa O-Fest

Ontario Championships & Quebec Cup

Orienteering Ottawa is proud to host the 2018 Ontario Orienteering Championships as this year's Ottawa O-Fest. We are also pleased to let you know that O-Fest this year will be a Canada Cup Series event, so if you're competitive, do join us! And if you are a recreational participant, don't hesitate, O-Fest is for you too!

O-Fest 2018 will take place on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, October 6 to 8. There will be 4 events - Sprint, Middle, and Long distance races and a sprint relay - with Ontario Championships medals being awarded to the top three eligible finishers in in the elite and junior categories.  Age categories 35+ will be awarded a 1st place medal only.

Last year O-Fest was the Canadian Championships. This year, for the Middle and Long events,  we are returning to the two-day chasing start format. Saturday will feature a middle distance race followed by a long distance chasing start on Sunday where you have to catch the people who were ahead of you on Saturday.  Monday will feature the sprint event on a completely new map, followed by a fun sprint relay (2 or 4 people) on the same map.


October 6-8, 2018 - Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend.

Orienteering Ottawa has lots of other events throughout the year as well. Check out our schedule here.


Saturday and Sunday, the Middle and Long, will be held at Vorlage Ski Hill , 65 Chemin Burnside, Wakefield, Québec

The Sprint and Sprint Relay on Monday will be at Parc Moussette and the Centre Communautaire Tetreau, 361 Boulevard de Lucerne, Gatineau, Québec

Latest News

Route Gadget is up for the middle


Maps are posted in Route Gadget for the Middle.  Add your route (by hand or from gps) and see how your route choices worked out. For instructions on how to add your route see http://ottawaoc.ca/index.php/resources/route-gadget 

Sunday Start times are now posted

2018-10-06  19:30  

by last name

        by course

On-site food vendor will be at Vorlage Saturday and Sunday


There will be food for sale at the Vorlage Arena for the Middle and Long events.  Walking Tacos  will be there to offer us a range of yummy looking foods.  Cash only, so make sure to bring some lunch money.  

Start list and Bulletin are now available


Sorry folks for the one day late but the alpha start list is now available and also the event bulletin full of lots of information.  We encourage everyone to read/download and print the 11 page bulletin as it contains much information that is not available otherwise on the website. Please note, recent changes such as age class, SI number, or new entries may not yet be reflected in the online start list.:

New Event - a Sprint Relay!


As a late addition to O-Fest 2018 there will be a Sprint Relay following the Sprint on Monday.  Teams of 2 or 4, registration on site on Saturday and Sunday.  Lots of fun!  More info on the Race Info page.

Regular fees deadline extended


Due to a busy summer we haven't been able to post all of the details to the website we would like so we are extending the regular registration fee deadline.

You now have until Monday Sept 17th at midnight to register for the regular registration fees.  After that fees will be $5-15 higher depending on what you sign up for.

Stay tuned for some updateswithin the next week.

Adjustments made to Zone 4 Registration Classes


Oops.  We realized that the classes given in Zone 4 were aligned to the previous Orienteering Canada classifications while the registration web page reflects the new set of classes - introduction of 10 and under, of 90+ and breakdown of the 20- group into 20- and 18-.These changes have been automatically reflected for those who already signed up.  If you have already registered and are in one of these age groups, you can check the confirmation list to see how you are now registered.  If you have questions or corrections needed please contact our registrar.  

Time to Register for Ottawa O-Fest!


I know it's the middle of summer and we have better things to do than be indoors on our computers, but take a moment this week to register for Ottawa O-Fest 2018 and the Ontario Orienteering Championships.  Early Bird registration fees end on July 31, so now is the time to sign up!

Updates to our site


As we plan our weekend we will be updating this site and will let you know here what is new. Keep in touch.


Why not?

We love the crazy sport of orienteering and want to share that love with you. What better way to do that than with a weekend of competition, food, and friends in one of the nicest times of the year in Ottawa?

That's why our volunteers put thousands of hours into hosting events throughout the year and the O-Fest weekend is no exception. It might be a larger event but we still do it because we love it.