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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 multiple caches to find in or near the park. Find five of the six 2014 series 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

Want to find out about geocaching? Take our free Geocaching 101 course, offered at 1pm at the Heritage Centre on Waterton Avenue, Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 28 to August 23, 2014. Magellan eXplorist GC GPS units are also available for use at the Heritage Centre, and pick up your passport there.

A shout out to the Waterton Natural History Association and Magellan for their 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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