Yukon Orienteering Association

The Yukon Orienteering Association is the sport governing body for orienteering in the Yukon Territory. It is a volunteer based organization that coordinates and administers various programs devoted to the promotion and development of orienteering.


Posted: March 25, 2020

2020 Season Postponed Due To COVID-19

The YOA Executive has been following developments with the COVID-19 pandemic carefully. The pandemic has already had a strong impact on orienteering around the world with the cancellation or postponement of all major events globally through the end of May, and further cancellations seem likely.

We want to ensure that our members stay safe and healthy, and that we respect government authorities. Although we are exploring other options such as fixed courses, our current regular season and programming cannot proceed under the current social distancing directives. As such, we are delaying opening registration for the 2020 season until further notice.

Posted: Feb 16, 2020

Job Opportunity: YOA Junior Programs Coordinator

Yukon Orienteering Association is seeking a temporary, full-time coordinator to plan and deliver a suite of youth orienteering training opportunities in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Time period: late April to late June 2020 (approximately 8 weeks)

Hours: Non-regular hours; day, evening and weekend work required based on scheduled clinics and activities; 35-40 hrs per week, fewer hours are possible if coordinator has other commitments.

Wage: $20-25/hr – based on skills and experience. Travel, room and board will be subsidized.

For all the details please see the full job description (PDF).

Staying Safe While Orienteering

Every orienteering participant should read the document Staying Safe While Orienteering (PDF).

Bears And YOA Meets

NOTE: There may be bears in any of the map areas where YOA meets are held. YOU must be “bear aware”. To reduce risk, use precautions set out in the booklet How you can STAY SAFE in bear country.

Dogs At YOA Meets

A dog biting incident has prompted the executive to advise orienteers bringing dogs to events to:

  • Leash your dog while in the parking/assembly/start areas;
  • If dogs accompany you on your course, they must be under your immediate control at all times;
  • If there are more incidents or complaints, we may need to take a more stringent approach.
Thank you

Learn More

Special Events

Become A Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to meet other orienteers and to learn new skills.
Click here to volunteer ...


Learn To Orienteer

Orienteering Canada

Yukon's High Performance Program Athletes

The High Performance Program (HPP) is Canada's national athletes who show potential to represent Canada at Junior World Championships and World Championships. Yukon's 2019 HPP members include:

Visit the Team Canada blog for more about our HPP athletes.