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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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...
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!
Welcome to GeoVenture 2010: The Homecoming!
This year, the MBGA will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary, the game of Geocaching will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary and we plan to make this our biggest and best GeoVenture yet! Woo-hoo!
GeoVenture 2010 will be held in beautiful Birds Hill Park hosted by the Manitoba Geocaching Association. The event weekend runs from Friday, August 20 until Sunday, August 22 and takes place in Group Use Area #1, Site #6.
Here is your opportunity to use your GPS to find the Spirit Way Wolves which are located across our beautiful province. What better opportunity to see Manitoba and have some fun with your GPS while you’re at it. Each wolf’s title is a secret! Your mission, if you accept it, is to track them down and find the title on all the 49 steel plaques. Then you will be recognized as a GPS Wolf Master Tracker! To participate you will need a GPS Wolf Passport, which is available from the MBGA for $5. Contact Us to obtain a passport. They will be available at most MBGA events this summer.
For more information and rules visit the GPS Wolf Hunt at Thompson SpiritWay.