Geocaching is a fun, outdoor treasure hunting game. Participants use Global Positioning System or GPS units to find hidden containers called caches. The caches are hidden in many special places in Fort Walsh National Historic Site. When you find a cache, you will discover why that place is so important!

Do not have a GPS? Stop by the Visitor Centre and they will help you out. If you do not have a GPS of your own please allow for additional time to learn how to use the site’s GPS and map once you arrive at Fort Walsh.

Let the Search Begin

To participate, here’s what you need to do:

  • Join the global GPS caching website. It’s free. If you are using your own GPS unit or cell phone be sure to download all the information you need prior to arrival at Fort Walsh National Historic Site as cellular phone service is mostly unavailable at the site
  • Search “Fort Walsh”
  • Collect your booklet and a map at the Visitor Reception Centre
  • Use a map along with your GPS. Be sure you are familiar with your map and GPS before you leave the visitor reception area
  • Be aware of your surroundings while geocaching as uneven terrain and wildlife are common
  • Find each cache

If you have questions about Geocaching at Fort Walsh National Historic Site contact us.