Geocaching

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. 

Official Geocache

How to Find a Geocache

The Manitoba Geocaching Association is Manitoba's gateway to the worldwide adventure sport of geocaching. If you are new to geocaching, you will want to visit their website at http://mbgeocaching.ca/ for information on how to get started, local geocaching events and the benefits of free membership in the provincial organization.

The official global GPS cache hunt is http://www.geocaching.com/. This site provides information and coordinates for finding and hiding geocaches, and for locating travel bugs and other trackable items through Manitoba and around the world.

Finding a Geocache

How to Hide a Geocache

To hide a geocache in a provincial park, authorization must be obtained from Manitoba Parks and Protected Spaces. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks to review your application.

Geocache Policy & Application

If your application is approved, proceed to http://www.geocaching.com/ and apply to have the location posted on the official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.

Under The Provincial Parks Act, objects left in a provincial park without authorization are considered "abandoned" and will be removed.