Looking for a new adventure? Join the GeofreakZ at participating Parks Canada locations and take part in a new kind of geocaching experience with the Geofreakz Geotrails Program!
Geocaching is similar to an outdoor treasure hunt. The goal is to find hidden containers known as caches or geocaches using a portable satellite navigation device called a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver.
Here’s how to play:
- Head to one of the following Parks Canada locations between May 19 and October 13, 2012:
- Upon arrival, head to the visitor centre (or the Heritage Centre on Waterton Avenue for Waterton Lakes National Park). Get your Geofreakz Geotrails Passport so that you can mark each of the caches you’ve found (available for download here). You can also borrow a FREE GPS unit.
- Head out and find the special GeofreakZ caches hidden around the national park or national historic site.On your hunt, remember to travel on marked and maintained trails or in publicly accessible areas. As you find each cache, stamp your passport and sign the log book. Please remember trade items are not permitted in the caches as they may attract wildlife.
- Once you’ve found all caches, head back to the visitor centre (or the Heritage Centre on Waterton Avenue for Waterton Lakes National Park) to return your GPS unit. For participating, you’ll receive a GeofreakZ VIP card which you can redeem for bonus points in the GeofreakZ online game! Send in a picture of your GeoFreakz adventure to firstname.lastname@example.org and could win one of four Magellan Explorist GC GPS units up for grabs.
For more information, please visit the GeoFreakz website. Happy treasure hunting!