Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt – a new sport that is growing in popularity with people of all ages. 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.
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is pleased to offer numerous geocaches hiding in and around the nooks and crannies of this 18th century fortified town. Hunt for caches and learn fascinating facts about Louisbourg.
To participate, here's what you need to do:
- Join www.geocaching.com, the global GPS caching website. It's free.
- Locate the geocaches available at the Fortress of Louisbourg:
- Find each cache. You can sign the log book if you like, and log your find on the Geocaching website.
- Each cache contains a link to further information which can be accessed on the Parks Canada website. If you have a smartphone, you may be able to access this additional content instantly! (Standard data rates may apply. Please check with your phone provider.)
If you enjoyed your geocaching experience at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, be sure to check out our geocache program at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Geocaching in National Parks and National Historic Sites
National parks are special places, protected for Canadians today, tomorrow, and into the future. Parks Canada has special guidelines for geocaching at their sites. For example, no caches will be buried or off trail, and it is not permitted to place trade items of any kind in the boxes. Geocachers who want to place a cache must meet with a Parks Canada geocaching resource staff person to obtain an authorization seal prior to placing a cache. Please contact us at 902-733-3552 for more information.
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