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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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Cache of the Month – September 2010

Scooby’s Lunch

Scooby’s Lunch

Scooby's Lunch was the brainchild of goertzen who placed this cache in 2003, nearly a year before we started caching. This unique fun cache was the 3rd container/log book cache that we found and even today it is one of our all-time favorites. In 2005, when the original lunch box had a hole in it, with goertzen's permission, we replaced it with an ammo box. We continued to look after our favorite cache and in 2007, goertzen allowed us to adopt Scooby's Lunch. Any geocacher who hasn't found this cache yet, just doesn't know what they're missing. These are just a few of the comments from other finders: What a great find - one of a kind. This was a very cool cache to find and lots of fun. Wow...great idea. A real interesting cache. Not just your average Hidden Behind a Bush Cache. Great fun. Best fun we've had caching yet. This cache was AWESOME! Very creative. Thanks for a truly unique cache idea! This was a cool cache. Cleverly done! Great concept for a cache.
--Peter and Gloria

Cacher of the Month - September 2010

Flotsom and Jetsom

Flotsom and Jetsom

Flotsom and Jetsom

The first time I had an opportunity to meet Flotsom and Jetsom was at an event held at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in 2008. They worked with the Manitoba Zoological Society (of which, they are members), and with the MBGA to create several themed and educational caches within the zoo, an event, and a challenge. They had cachers roaming around the zoo, attempting to be stealthy with the myriad of zoo muggles also wandering about. The day was a lot of fun, family friendly and very well organized. Since then, they have also hosted and co-ordinated two more Zoo events with new caches and new challenges each year. Many new geocachers are introduced to the sport through these events. I'm very proud to have them as our Zoo ambassadors to geocaching.

Cache of the Month – August 2010

Elk Island Splash

Elk Island Splash

Elk Island Provincial Park was simply a vague rumour to me until 2006. That summer I met a life long resident of Victoria Beach while holidaying there for a few days. Our conversation about the Island piqued my curiousity. I soon checked it out using Google Earth which has very good resolution in the area. That revealed a mile long beach on the Island’s western shore. I was hooked and decided I had to visit it. After a couple of exploratory hikes I realized what a beautiful and elusive piece of nature it is; and not a geocache in sight! With the incentive of the 2007 MBGA “Splash” cache hiding event and inspiration from my favourite wilderness cache “Mantario Majestic”, I decided to design a challenging multi cache that would give geocachers the opportunity to explore the Island.
--MuStash

Cacher of the Month - August 2010

lap

lap
lap (far left) with his grandsons and son-in-law.


I remember back to mid-2005 when a series of caches started to pop up in the Morden area of the province. At the time, there were not many caches in this area. I think that lap has single-handedly increased the geo-tourism in the area. Many caching excursions have been planned to find all the caches in SouthWestern Manitoba with a lot of focus being placed in this area. Fast forward to 2010 and we now have many other cachers hiding in this area, and it's still a destination for caching weekends. With the Morden Corn and Apple festival having just completed, I'm sure he's seen more hits on his caches.