Caches are available during winter, however access may vary due to weather conditions. Use caution.
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Stay tuned for information on the 2013 GeoFreakZ GeoTrails geocaching challenge.
Waterton Lakes National Park is offering visitors the chance to geocache. Parks Canada and GeoFreakZ GeoTrails have placed caches throughout the park. Collect five with the 'Waterton Geocaching Passport' to obtain your GeoFreakZ and Parks Canada prizes, available at reception, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.).
Geocaching is included in your park entry fee. This activity would not be possible without the generous support of the Waterton Natural History Association
- Download and print a copy of the Waterton Geocaching Passport (PDF, 460 KB).
- Obtain more information on the caches from Geocaching. Search by GC code on the passport or Waterton’s postal code T0K 2M0.
- Bring your GPS unit, download one of the geocaching applications to your smartphone, borrow one from reception, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.) or contact Waterton Lakes National Park to borrow a GPS unit.
- Find the caches in the park.
- Travel on marked and maintained trails or in publicly accessible areas.
- Punch or stamp your passport with the tool provided in each cache.
- Please remember no trade items are permitted in the caches – they may attract wildlife.
- Bring your completed passport to reception, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m), or contact Waterton Lakes National Park (403-859-5133).
- Any new caches must be approved before being placed in Waterton Lakes National Park.
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.
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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