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Ontario Parks - Frontenac Orientation Course

Ontario Trails Events

Event: Ontario Parks - Frontenac Orientation Course
Trail: Frontenac Provincial Park
Date: 2021-05-01 to 2021-10-31
Abstract: Ontario Parks provides a wide range of all year round events in its parks. Ontario's Parks are one of the best places to discover the outdoors and Ontario's trails! Watch Ontario Parks website for dates and times!
Type: Maps and Orienteering
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Frontenac Provincial Park Box 11 1090 Salmon Lake Road Sydenham Ontario K0H 2T0 Directions
Online URL:
Cost: $ 13.50

Learn Digital Orienteering at Ontario Parks

The idea behind orienteering is to use a map and compass to navigate from point to point in the least amount of time. If you’re a newbie and the whole map and compass thing is a little intimidating, try digital orienteering.  

Two southern Ontario Parks now offer this outdoor-lover’s sport. At Frontenac Provincial Park north of Kingston, Ontario, traditional and GPS orienteering (levels I and II) are offered every spring by the Friends of Frontenac Park  and west of Toronto, Bronte Creek Provincial Park hosts summer GPS orienteering classes.

“It’s not like the navigation system you use in your car where you punch in the address”, says Sheila Weibe, who teaches the course at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  “GPS orienteering requires you to punch in the coordinates. We teach participants why it works, how it works and then they go out and do a bit of a scavenger hunt.”

Digital orienteering is ideal for RV campers too, who want to find their way around an area, identify the nearest historical points of interest, hospital or gas station. It can also be used to map a route that avoids traffic.