Go on a modern-day scavenger hunt and locate caches situated all over the world using GPS.
Caches range in size from micro to multi-caches (having multiple locations) or mystery caches that involve puzzle solutions. Generally, the goal of the geocache is to lead you to a location (or locations) where you can experience a fabulous view, a special happening, or perhaps it’s about what is hidden inside the cache.
Our conservation areas have some great spots to share with geocaching enthusiasts.
How do I Geocache?
- If you would like, you can take something from the cache, or you can enjoy what others left. If you take something, you should leave something in the cache. Generally, you “trade even or trade up” - leave something of equal or greater value than you take as a memento of finding the cache
- Write about it in the logbook
- Re-hide the cache exactly the way you found it so it is out of sight
- Register your find on the web
Hiding your own geocache
Our parks often have sensitive plants and animals unique to our protected areas. Check with us before you hide your cache. Don’t worry; your secret location is safe with us. Email us at email@example.com before placing any geocaches within our network of conservation areas.
To place a geocache on Conservation Halton properties please read the Conservation Halton Geocache Guidelines and fill out a Geocache Placement Application. Keep in mind all caches must also meet the GEOCACHING.COM placement guidelines.
Also, a brief Additional Hints for Geocachers may be useful.
We also recommend you download the "Ontario Trails Project" trails file to your GPS unit so that you can see the trails in the area while you are caching. This will also help you know that you are taking the right trail to your cache. We have many sensitive species in our parks so it is important to stay on the trails. We have provided our trails to the project. You can download the trails file at the Ontario Trails Project website.