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Geocaching is a fun outdoor adventure that combines hiking and treasure hunting © Parks Canada

Try the Waterton Geocaching Challenge!

Caches are available during winter. Access may vary due to weather and trail conditions. Safety is your responsibility. Be sure you have the most current trail condition information before heading out.

Use your GPS to uncover a series of hidden caches in Waterton Lakes National Park.

Download the caches here (most caches are only available from June to September due to their location in areas with substantial snowfall).

Please respect the natural surroundings by staying on marked trails. Ensure that natural and cultural resources are not disturbed. Please do not take or leave trade items inside of the geocaches as they may attract wildlife. A valid park pass is required.

We do our best to maintain the geocaches. However, it is possible that one or more may be temporarily disabled. Please check the status of caches on before heading out.

A big thank you to the Waterton Natural History Association for assisting with all things geocaching, including the geocaching 101 program, the GPS rentals and cache placement and maintenance.

Looking for even more adventure? Tackle the Whitebark Pine Geocaching Challenge and put your geo-skills to the test across as many as six national parks in the Canadian Rockies.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played around the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Anyone can use coordinates found on to locate caches.

Who geocaches?

People of all ages, Each geocache listing has a difficulty and terrain rating. A 1/1 is easiest, a 5/5 the hardest. This allows you to seek a geocache suitable for your ability and fitness level.

What do you need to go geocaching?

A GPS device or GPS-enabled mobile phone and internet access through a computer or a mobile device. In addition, a free or premium membership with is recommended.