Do you like hide and seek? Do you enjoy finding hidden treasure? Then you will love geocaching in Prince Albert National Park.

Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt where you discover the unique natural and cultural heritage of the national park at your own pace. 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 geocaches in Prince Albert National Park share stories about this land and the creatures that live here. Whether this is your first visit or you have been to the park many times, this challenging adventure will introduce you to Prince Albert National Park in a unique way.

Don’t have your own GPS-enabled phone or device? GPS devices can be borrowed from the Prince Albert National park visitor centre.

To access the co-ordinates for the official geocaches in the park, sign up for a free account at geocaching.com and visit the Prince Albert National Park profile at PANP - Parks Canada.

Geocaching in any Canadian national park is different than geocaching in other areas. To prevent geocaches from becoming wildlife attractants, trade items are not permitted.

Geocaching in winter

Pick up your winter geocache activity sheet at the Prince Albert National Park Visitor Centre and find the forest creatures hiding around Waskesiu!

Winter snow covers the geocaches in the park making them difficult to find. To keep the treasure hunt going, seek out the life-sized animal silhouettes around Waskesiu. Using a GPS device and the co-ordinates on the geocache activity sheet you can find out what creatures call Prince Albert National Park home.

Correctly identify the location of each animal and return your activity sheet to the Visitor Centre to collect a small prize!