Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.
The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).
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Global TV Winnipeg's Dan Grummett recently filmed a Focus Manitoba segment on Geocaching. Have a look!
It’s a worldwide treasure hunt that’s becoming more popular in Manitoba.
Geocaching is the endless search for hidden objects, guided by clues and Global Positioning Systems. There are thousands of hidden geocaches in Manitoba alone; millions around the world. And for some Manitobans, finding them is a full time obsession and popular family activity that can lead almost anywhere.
Hailing from the Portage la Prairie area, Da_Bowz has been caching for several years now. They've come out to several events, and I've been able to go caching with them. Often when we get a chance to talk, it's about travelling, which all three of us love. I had noticed through the winter months (and by "winter months", I mean the real winter months, not April), that Mr. Da Bowz was doing a lot of caching in Winnipeg. So much so, that I suggested that they may want to considering relocating to our fair city. So far, they're still firmly planted in the Central Plains region of the province. Continue reading to find out more about this month's Cacher of the Month ...
Another great year! Entries will now no longer be accepted. Did you sink the sea monsters? The random placements have been drawn and the monsters are now visible.
Check your grid against what is posted below to see what sea monsters you took out.
Cabelas has asked us to set up an information booth/table at their annual Spring Sale. The sale is
We need volunteers to represent Geocaching and the MBGA to work a 3 hour shift at the booth.
What day? Currently, we have March 16th filled up. We are looking to fill up Saturday, March 23rd. We will not maintain a booth on the two Sundays.
Duties? Talk to new people about Geocaching. It is your chance to share why you love to Geocache. There may be a Geocache or two pre-hidden for people to try and find.
Will there be a Geo-event published?
Today, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced a new parks strategy to grow and modernize Manitoba Provincal Parks.
One of these strategies comes in the category of Healthier Living and specifically mentions Geocaching as something that Manitoba Parks wants to expand and enhance as an enticement for Active Families to spend time in the Provincial Parks.
"The minister said the strategy will also explore new opportunities for active family fun including private sector partnerships for more geo-caching, new adventure sport and biking opportunities, and free par