Geocaching is an adventure game using a GPS (global positioning system). Individuals or organizations set up a “cache” and share the coordinates (called “waypoints”) on the internet. Participants use these GPS coordinates to find the geocache and then share their experiences online.
A typical geocache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook. Some containers also hold small trinkets or trade items of little monetary value. There are almost a million geocaches hidden around the world, including some in Manitoba provincial parks.
Manitoba Provincial Parks welcomes geocachers and has developed guidelines to ensure that caches are located where they will not disturb sensitive park landscapes, private property of other park users.