Geocaching is a fun and rewarding outdoor adventure © Parks Canada
Geocaching is a fun and rewarding outdoor adventure that combines hiking and treasure hunting. The goal is to find hidden containers known as caches or geocaches using a portable satellite navigation device called a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. Those who practice this activity are called cachers or geocachers.
Jasper National Park Geocaching Activity Sheet
The Jasper National Park Geocaching Activity Sheet includes five geocaches hidden around the town of Jasper. The activity sheet includes instructions on finding a cache, coordinates for the caches and questions about each cache as proof that it was found. Geocachers who find 3 to 5 of these caches can obtain a Parks Canada Geocoin souvenir from the Jasper Information Centre.
Parks Canada Geocoin souvenir
- Find three to five of these caches on the Discovery Trail.
- Sign the logbook inside the cache.
- Get the answer for the “Fun Fact”.
- Rehide the cache exactly as you found it .
- Return to the Information Centre at 501 Connaught Drive with the activity sheet to claim your official Parks Canada collectable geocoin! Or send your answers email@example.com
- You can log your findings on www.geocaching.com
|Cache Name||Coordinates (WGS 84)||Fun facts|
N 52° 52.153’
W 118° 05.552’
Jasper is BIG. (11,000 km² ) Yet Jasper is also part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Park World Heritage Site. How big is this World Heritage Site? __________km².
||N 52° 52.096’
W 118° 05.829’
|Jasper is tall. From the bottom of the lowest valley, to the summit of the highest mountain in the park, Jasper is an incredible ____________metres tall.|
||N 52° 52.126’
W 118° 06.323’
|Jasper is old. The layers of rock you see in Jasper are sedimentary in origin and tell the story of life on earth reaching back _______ million years.|
||N 52° 52.276’
W 118° 06.068’
|Jasper’s landscape is young. As recently as 15,000 years ago the valley around you was filled with glacial ice. The ice melted rapidly and by _________ years ago Aboriginal people were using the valley.|
||N 52° 52.386’
W 118° 05.870’
Jasper is dark – a dark sky preserve that is. Most of Jasper’s night sky measures less than ________ on the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale. How dark is it where you live?
Important points on Geocaching in a national park:
- Please leave nature undisturbed by staying on marked trails.
- All caches are located on, and are accessible directly from, park trails.
- For the safety of wildlife, please do not place any trade items in the cache.
- As always in national parks: Take only pictures & leave only footprints.
- Take a pencil to sign the log.
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