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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Welcome to geocaching

Welcome to my geocaching blog. My goal is to introduce more people to geocaching as a fun activity for families, a good date activity, a way to stay active when you retire or an excuse to get out and see the world!

Geocaching is the term for treasure hunting using handheld GPS (global positioning system) receivers. This game started in 2000 and has caught on around the world. There are even apps for cell phones so you don't need to buy a separate GPS.

I am a relatively new cacher as I have been searching for caches for three years but have only found just over 200 caches in three provinces. I started caching with my daughter and husband when we moved to Calgary and wanted to get a feel for the city. 
We started by checking out the world wide geocache website which is free to join. This site publishes the coordinates of all caches hidden in the world. You can locate caches nearest your home or caches in a destination to which you will be traveling.
Last summer we traveled to Waterton Lakes National Park geocaching along the way through Alberta and into the park. We made more stops and went down roads we may not have ventured if we hadn't had a mission! I hope I can help turn you onto this adventurous new sport.


  1. Good luck with the geocaching blog. Great activity, should get lots of discussion going.

  2. I've never done geocaching, but it sounds like fun. I had no idea there were 200 caches in 3 provinces! Waterton is one of my favorite places on earth and I had no idea there were caches there either.

    1. Actually Laurel, there are more than 3000 caches hidden in Calgary alone. Over 1.6 million active caches worldwide. The 200 I mentioned are the 200 I have actually found and logged. You would be surprised I'm sure to find out just how close to you there are caches hidden right now.

  3. I had never heard the term "geocaching" before. I look forward to hearing more about it.