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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- Winnipeg - MBGA's School's Out for Summer Coffee Micro EventSat Jul 2 10:00am (7 days)
- Dauphin - JBWKYZ - The Rainbow ConnectionFri Jul 8 10:00pm (13 days)
- Duck Mountain - JBWKYZ - Sunset from BaldyFri Jul 22 9:30pm (27 days)
Beware the Jabbywockyz, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
(Holy Dinah! I just scared myself!)
I haven't cached in the Dauphin area since 2007. Back then there were 3 (yes, three) whole caches in town. All of which were hidden by the Dragonfreys who lived an hour south in Onanole. This surprised me to no end as Dauphin is the largest town in the area, and Swan River (the next largest town) had dozens of caches! Well, it seems that things have changed and the cache hides are coming fast and furious! And now there's GeoArt in the province! Well done!!
"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe." What Lewis Carroll is trying to say here is: Congratulations and read on to learn more about the MBGA Geocachers of the Month, Jabbywockyz!
GC56BP4 - City of Selkirk
This event will consist of a geocaching scavenger hunt! All are welcome to participate in this free event which will begin at the Selkirk waterfront at noon on Canada Day. The time of the event is 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Teams will hunt for the caches hidden across Selkirk. This years theme is the historical buildings and sites around Selkirk.
Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in May 2014!
Join us for a seminar on hiding Geocaches!
Location: Cabelas seminar room, 580 Sterling Lyon Parkway (Winnipeg)
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Part 1 - Basic Hiding
In Part 1 of our 2 part seminar, we will be discussing the basics of hiding. Great for first time hiders. We will discuss:
- Why hide?
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, take part in a global event of random coming togetherness! Geocachers in Winnipeg and Brandon will be hosting events at exactly 12:00 noon as part of the 11th annual World Wide Flash Mob. Participants will receive a unique souvenir for their Geocaching.com profile!
The Winnipeg event will take place in Assiniboine Park at Nature's Playground. The Brandon event will take place outside the Target store at 18th and Richmond. See GC54A9Y (Winnipeg) and GC54ZYA (Brandon) for more information!