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) receiver or smart phone to locate the hidden "cache." Traditional geocaches will lead the participant to a small box with a logbook to record their visit, while Geocaching Adventures are played on a separate smart phone app, leading participants to a series of locations where they answer questions to log their finds. 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 at the 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.

Find out how you can participate in Parks Canada's Heritage Hide'n'Seek Geocache Series in northern Ontario or the Geocaching Adventure at the Sault Canal.


Want to place a geocache?

Interested in placing a cache at a Parks Canada place? Check out these links to learn more.