Welcome

Welcome Introduction

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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Upcoming events

Living Winnipeg Geocaching Feature

CBC's Living Winnipeg did a great feature on geocaching with our very own Jacques Bourgeois (OHMIC).

Check out the video.

Cacher of the Month - September 2007

BBrown94

BBrown94
BBrown94 with his nephew’s family from Vancouver

  1. How did you find out about Geocaching?

  2. I found out about geocaching when I was at a client’s house near Assiniboine Park and mentioned that I liked to walk throughout the forest. They brought out a map with caches they had found in the forest and immediately I could see this would be ideal for me, walking with a goal.

  3. What was it about geocaching that got you hooked into the game?

  4. The finds, definitely the finds. There is nothing better than hunting for a cache, looking for spots that seem not right and just knowing the cache is under or around that spot.


Milestones achieved in August 2007

Congratulations to the following Manitoba MBGA members who have reached milestones during the past month.


MBGA
100 Finds


MBGA
200 Finds


MBGA
300 Finds


MBGA
400 Finds


MBGA
500 Finds


MBGA
600 Finds


MBGA
700 Finds


MBGA
1000 Finds


MBGA
1200 Finds


MBGA
1300 Finds


MBGA
1500 Finds


MBGA
2300 Finds



South Eastman Challenge

For the month of August there is a Geocaching challenge going on in the South Eastman Area! The challenge is to find at least 5 of the 20 caches hidden around the area in various towns and uniquely South Eastman spots! If you find at least 5 you are entered to win 1 of 3 prizes filled with South Eastman products! If you find 5-9 caches you're entered in tier one draw, 10-14 tier 2, and 15-20 tier 3!! For more information contact Joy at joy.lorette@gov.mb.ca, 392-7268 or Melissa at Melissa.melnychuk@gov.mb.ca 346-6083.

South Eastman Caches

Cacher of the Month - August 2007

Kabuthunk

Kabuthunk
Kabuthunk


  1. When did you start Geocaching?

  2. I started geocaching in early August of 2006. For several months prior to that, I had heard little snippets about geocaching here and there... typically from my brother and sister (and respective significant others) who were already geocachers. For the longest while though, they never gave me any really thorough information on it, and I usually had too much on-the-go to consider investigating into it myself. When they gave me more detailed information on it, I became quite interested in learning more. On August 12th, I found my first cache ("I Won't Be Seeing You Any More", formerly "I'll Be Seeing You Blitz"), which I located without the use of a GPSr (which I only obtained on August 24th or so). It was close to work, and proved to be relatively easy to find. For the first 11 caches, I used only the coordinates, google maps, and a low-quality printer that only had red ink left (a sample of what I had to work with can be seen here). Soon after, I got my GPSr, and the rest as they say is history.