Next year's Canadian Champs will be in Whitehorse, Yukon. I was in
Whitehorse last year; here is a map sample from where the '04 short
champs will be.
The knob and kettle terrain is intense, absolute contact is essential,
some people reported being lost for 45 minutes on controls. I didn't
have that degree of problem, but thought it was challenging and great
training. The one problem I remember was the compass acting funny at
Not only is the orienteering challenging, but the YOA orienteers are
great people, there is tons of outdoor stuff to do in the area, and
the city itself has a handful of very good restaurants.
The races will be July 14-18th '04. There will be a short, relay, and 2 day
classic. I can highly recommend considering Whitehorse next summer.