Geocaching is a fun and rewarding outdoor adventure that combines hiking and treasure hunting. Given the latitudinal and longitudinal co-ordinates, participants use their GPS (Global Positioning System) unit to locate the hidden "cache", a small box with a logbook to record their visit. Geocaching is a great family activity that provides excitement, exercise, and fresh air.

A GeoTour is a series of related geocaches along a route or in a region that tell a story. The Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour isn’t your typical history or geography lesson. Get ready to explore Northern Ontario and discover how its people, places and events shaped the Canada we know today. Find the caches, answer the questions, collect at least 100 points, and you’ll be eligible for a collectible Heritage Hide‘n’Seek geocoin.

To participate, here's what you need to do

  • Print your passport
  • Obtain more information on the caches from www.geocaching.com. Joining is free. Search by geocaching code (GC) found on the passport.
  • Use a GPS or smartphone to find the caches along your travel route(s) throughout Northern Ontario.
  • Sign the logbook inside the cache and also log your find on www.geocaching.com
  • Answer the corresponding question on the passport.
  • Send your completed passport to: Parks Canada – GeoTour, 201 May Street North, Suite 201, Thunder Bay ON P7C 3P4

Bring your own pencil, as each cache is only large enough to contain a logbook. No trade items, please, as they may attract wildlife.

Respect the natural surroundings by staying on marked trails – all geocaches are directly accessible from trails or public areas.

Caches may not be accessible in winter.

Find out more about the caches

Want to place a geocache?

Interested in placing a cache at the national historic site? Check out these sites to learn more.