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Geocaching

A GPS device
A GPS device © Parks Canada

Try the Waterton Geocaching Challenge

Join the 21st century scavenger hunt!

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

Use your GPS to uncover a series of hidden caches in Waterton Lakes National Park. There are multiple caches to find in or near the park. Find five of the six 2014 series caches to earn a collectible coin.

Geocoins are available at Park reception, located on the Entrance Road past the Visitor Centre. Open 8am to noon, and 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

A shout out to the Waterton Natural History Association for their continued support of this program.

Waterton Natural History Association and Magellan logos
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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