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 - Kinew Local's learn to geocache eventSun May 1 1:00pm (Now)
- Winnipeg - MBGA 2016 AGM and Disastrous Dessert FailureSun May 1 5:00pm (2 hrs)
- (Winnipeg) Back to the HomelandMon May 9 7:00pm (8 days)
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
Bike_4_me was introduced to geocaching by junglehair when he accompanied her to find a geocache while on a business trip in Brandon in 2007. He was hooked, but as the father of three teen-aged children, he didn't have much time for geocaching. He managed to find 23 caches in his first year. As the kids got old enough to drive themselves to all their activities, he had a bit more time for his favourite activities: cycling and geocaching. Almost 6 years later, Manny has over 2500 finds and is working on an impressive geocaching streak which began on August 1, 2011. He is well past the 500 consective days of geocaching mark and is closing in on 600. Congratulations Bike_4_me for being named the MBGA's Cacher of the Month for February! (Special thanks to junglehair for writing this introduction)
Many of you will have started to notice logs on caches from our Cacher of the Month started appearing just over a year ago. At first, I thought it was a new cacher who had joined us. When I met her at an event, I was surprised at the number of finds she had (being a newbie and all). I was quite astonished to find out that she had been caching for over 7 years, and until that time we had never met. I think the reason her name seemed unfamiliar would be because in the not too distant past, she had changed from a previous name: rbt_trio. Now *that* name was familiar to me! I had been tracking it for some time for Cacher of the Month, then it fell into the black hole that all inactive cachers find themselves in when they hadn't cached in a while. It was nice to see the name rising through the ranks of my magic COTM spreadsheet to the point where she has achieved "cacher of the month". Welcome back into the fold, and congratulations on become the MBGA Cacher of the Month for January!