Organizers: David Bakker (Controller), Lillian Bakker (Event Director), Lillian Bakker (Course Planner), Simon Bakker (Assistant)

Map: Coyote Park

Post Event

A beginner friendly on-your-own-time training at Coyote Park. This event will be run simultaneously with an advanced and intermediate courses training set up on the southern portion of the South Canoe map. Click here to view the advanced and intermediate event details.


Due to COVID, at present, we are not having our usual in person events. Instead, we are setting up trainings that can be completed on your own, at any time during the week. We have checkpoint markers out in the woods, and individually email out your course maps. You print out the attached PDF to get your own map (or keep it on your cellphone) to use.

This event is beginner friendly, and we are happy to help answer any questions you have. Just get in touch!

Location, Parking, and Map

This event will take place on the Coyote Park map. Please be respectful and give space to other trail users in this small park.

Parking is at the main Coyote Park trailhead (see pin on the map at the bottom of the page).


Remember that course distances are measured in a straight line, so you will likely be traveling much further than the posted distance. The beginner course starts and finishes at the trailhead.

  • Beginner (2.1 km): This course is beginner friendly, and stays on or within sight of trails. There are a few routechoices later in the course, as well as a few options to cut some corners.
  • Intermediate: The intermediate course is not at this venue, but is instead at the South Canoe #2 event page.
  • Advanced: The advanced course is not at this park, but is instead at the South Canoe #2 event page.

COVID Safety

  • Read through the Orienteering Canada Self-Guided Orienteering Guidelines.
  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or illness.
  • Please stay home if you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Only participate in orienteering activities with individuals from your COVID-19 bubble.
  • Stay at least 2 metres away from all other park/wilderness users and do not congregate at the trailheads or control sites.
  • Do not touch the control(checkpoint) flags – just get within 5 metres or so.


These trainings are being offered as a free mental health service to all Sage Orienteering Club members. Now is a great time to go for a run by yourself or in a very small group following current health guidelines in the beautiful Shuswap nature.

How it Works

  1. Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online (just one combined form this year!).
  2. Send an email to David to register for the course of your choice and let us know how many of you are going. Everyone participating needs to be a member of Sage for insurance reasons.
  3. Run the course whenever you want during the time when the event is open. If you are interested in comparing results & routes with others (a great learning experience for everyone), record a GPS track on your smartwatch or phone.
  4. (Optional) Upload a .gpx file (you can export this from Strava, Garmin Connect, Attackpoint, and many others) to our website (link will be posted once registration is open) which will calculate your split times. We will also then overlay all the GPS tracks onto the map together so you can compare routechoices with others. Here are some instructions on how to do this.



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