Trent-Severn Waterway Welcomes Geocachers
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, July 29, 2011 -The Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada encourages visitors to take part in the Great Tug Trent Geocaching Adventure at the Peterborough Lift Lock.
Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt that’s growing in popularity and appeal with people of all ages. Participants use their own Global Positioning System unit (GPS) and follow latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates to locate hidden caches (small boxes containing a log book to be signed when found as well as different kinds of surprises).
Some 300 participants attended the July launch of the Great Tug Trent Geocaching Adventure organized by Parks Canada Trent-Severn Waterway and the Ontario Geocaching Association
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Anyone interested in the Great Tug Trent Geocaching Adventure can pick up a passport from the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre or download a copy from Geocaching.com. Treasure hunters, or cachers as they’re called, can then begin their search for six caches hidden on Parks Canada land in and around the Lift Lock.
Each cache has a unique theme and offers interesting facts about the Waterway. When found, cachers are to use the distinct hole-punch contained in each cache to mark their passport. After all six caches have been located, completed passports can be exchanged at the Visitor Centre for a beautiful Special Edition Tug Trent Geocoin (available while supplies last).
Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th birthday as the world’s first national parks service. During the 2011 summer season many activities are planned throughout the Trent-Severn Waterway region to celebrate Parks Canada’s Centennial. For more information please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/trent, as well as www.discoverplaystay.ca and follow us on twitter @TrentSevernNHS.
Central Ontario Field Unit