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Parks Canada Welcomes Geocachers

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The official Parks Canada policy has been released and welcomes geocaches in designated areas of Parks Canada sites.

For more information, visit the Parks Canada Geocache page.

Some important points to remember:

  • All caches have to be available from trails or other publicly accessible areas and geocachers must stick to those areas.
  • Trade items are not permitted in caches.
  • Geocachers must pay all regular applicable park fees.
  • Geocachers who want to place a cache must meet with a Parks Canada staff person at the chosen site to obtain an authorization seal prior to placing a cache.
  • The cache container must be watertight, made of material that will withstand natural elements, as small as possible, neutral-coloured and has never been used for food.
  • The Cache Information Form available on the Parks Canada web site must be filled out and submitted to Parks Canada Staff.

Cache Splash 2007 Finale

MBGA Cache Splash

Thanks to all Manitoba Geocachers on a successful spring of hiding 170 great new Splashy caches and all the enjoyable finds over the summer.

The final totals are in and the top hiders are OHMIC with 86 points, Granny Lois with 80 points and junglehair with 46 points. Lagavulin had a perfect guess of the number splash caches, while slippery_1 hid the largest cache. OHMIC's Splashen Sie Deutsch? was voted the best splash cache name, while Lizardo's CSI:Winnipeg - SPLASH! was voted the best Splash Cache.

Congrats to everyone.

MBGA Committee Meeting - September 17, 2007

Location: Jeffery’s (N49 56.729 W097 05.203)

Meeting called to order at 19:105 CDT.

Committee members present: Nick (bevro), Steven (ertyu), Peter (Peter & Gloria), Tim (TurdleEggs), Sandra (junglehair), Jacques (OHMIC), and Paula (MHz).

Committee members not present: Ray (slippery_1), Tobey (3T's&aG), Dani (dani_carriere), and Sean (Dragonfreys).

Members present: Brian (grnbrg).

Living Winnipeg Geocaching Feature

CBC's Living Winnipeg did a great feature on geocaching with our very own Jacques Bourgeois (OHMIC).

Check out the video.

Cacher of the Month - September 2007


BBrown94 with his nephew’s family from Vancouver

  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?

  2. I found out about geocaching when I was at a client’s house near Assiniboine Park and mentioned that I liked to walk throughout the forest. They brought out a map with caches they had found in the forest and immediately I could see this would be ideal for me, walking with a goal.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?

  4. The finds, definitely the finds. There is nothing better than hunting for a cache, looking for spots that seem not right and just knowing the cache is under or around that spot.

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