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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).

*NOTE* The blog posts below sometimes disappear from the first page. Scroll down to the bottom to see previous posts.

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Cacher of the Month - June 2010

Old Billygoat

Old Billygoat and HoneyBunch

Old Billygoat and HoneyBunch


I was very pleased to see that Old Billygoat had been selected as Cacher of the Month for June. He was the first geocacher I had met face-to-face, way back in January of 2005. I was on my way to the first stage of Co-ordinate Conundrum up on Inkster Blvd. As I pulled up in my car, a big red truck was pulling away. They did a U-Turn and came back to say "Hi". It was Old Billygoat, and his friend Dragonfly. Until that point, I felt like the lone Manitoba Geocacher. It was finally nice to meet someone else. Since then, his name has become part of the Manitoba Geocaching lexicon as "OBG", even having an excellent challenge cache that many of us are struggling to complete.

  1. When did you start Geocaching?
  2. August, 2003

  3. How did you find out about Geocaching?
  4. From surfing the internet when I was researching getting my first GPSr seven years ago


Cacher of the Month - May 2010

RW/RW

RW/RW

RW/RW

One of the rewarding things about looking after the Cacher of the Month page is the ability to learn new things about cachers that you think you know. This month we go to the NorMan area of the province to find our Cachers of the Month, RW/RW. I was surprised to read that they do not live in the province full time, spending their winters on Vancouver Island. I have it from a reputable source (me), that the best kind of people are from Vancouver Island. Having recently found their 3,000th geocache, it appropriate that they are recognized this month for their efforts. If you get an opportunity, visit their profile page to see a beautiful oil painting by RW(he).


Great MBGA Stampede

Great MBGA Stampede

Participate in the Great MBGA Stampede

Buy one of the beautiful MBGA 5 Year Anniversary Geocoin for $15 ($10 for the coin and $5 for entry to cover prizes) and enter your coin in a race starting the day of the Cache the Marsh Event and ending at the MBGA AGM next year.

Every coin will be deposited in a cache called "Bison" the day of the Cache the Marsh event and will stampede across the world in the hope of raking up the most mileage until closing day next year. Continue reading for the rules...

Cache of the Month - May 2010

April Foolish

April Foolish

More than 5 years in the planning, "April Foolish" is one of the premier caches in Canada, and is featured both in Groundspeak's "10 Best Caches in the world" and ranked #17 in the "20 Most Difficult Hides". Seekers of this cache are cautioned to plan carefully, and consider allowing 3 to 5 days to complete the initial stages, and another 2 days at minimum for the final. Due to a few modifications to the initial hides, there have been no serious injuries in the last six months. Good luck!
--grnbrg