Geocaching

A GPS device
A GPS device © Parks Canada

Try the Waterton Geocaching Challenge!

Join the 21st century scavenger hunt!

Use your GPS to uncover a series of hidden caches in Waterton Lakes National Park. There are 11 caches to find in or near the park. Find four Waterton Lakes NP caches to earn a collectible coin.

  • If you have your own GPS unit, download the caches at geocaching.com
  • Or the passport and caches here
Waterton Natural History Association and Magellan logos

Caches are available during winter, however access may vary due to weather conditions. Use caution.

Magellan eXplorist GC GPS units, passports and geocoins are available during the winter. Contact us to make arrangements.

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 geocaching.com 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 their 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 geocaching.com is recommended.

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