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.

Geocaching provides you with an opportunity to learn about the unique natural and cultural heritage of a national historic site at your own pace. The geocaches in Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site tell the story of this 19th century marvel of engineering. Whether this is your first visit or you have been to the site many times, this challenging adventure will make you see Sault Ste. Marie Canal in a brand new light and confirm it as one of Canada’s national treasures.

A GeoTour is a series of related geocaches along a route or in a region that tell a story. Find out how you can participate in Parks Canada's Heritage Hide'n'Seek GeoTour in northern Ontario.


Geocaching 101

Technology meets nature with this whole new way to enjoy the outdoors. Come geocache and explore Sault Ste. Marie Canal through a high-tech game of hide-n-seek. Learn what geocaching is, how global position systems (GPS) work, find hidden caches and perhaps see some wildlife along the way! Program cost is $4.90.


GPS unit rental

Don’t have your own GPS unit? We have you covered! Rent a GPS with all of the coordinates already loaded on it for $5.00 per day! Service is offered out of the site Visitor Centre during their regular hours of operation.


Want to place a geocache?

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