Geocaching

There’s treasure in these here hills and prairies, and rewards for finding them!  In addition to the two Geocaching programs available in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Grasslands National Park, there is also a full complement of geocaches that can be found on our Sask Skies Geo Tour, which can be found HERE.

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Located in the West Block, Centre Block (Saskatchewan) and the Alberta side of the Park, geocaching is a fun, family-friendly outdoor pastime that is equal parts scavenger hunt, hike, outdoor adventure and gift exchange with a technological twist.

About the Caches:

At each cache location, there should be a waterproof container, a log book to sign and record your comments, and a treasure.

All cache locations and geocoins are registered on geocaching.com.  Once you find a cache or geocoin please log onto geocaching.com and tell us about it.  Feel free to post a message on our Facebook page to tell of your experience.

How you begin your search:

To start geocaching in the parks, you need a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone and a spirit of adventure.  Some parks have units that you can borrow, so please ask at the Park Office or Visitor Centre.

We have listed each of the caches with their name and coordinates on the geocaching.com website; click here to view our cache page.  If you forget to load this information into your unit before you leave home, you can inquire at the Park Office once you arrive.

Feel free to email us any suggestions you have on how we can improve our geocache program.  Comments can be sent to parksinfo@gov.sk.ca.

The rules for geocaching can be found by clicking here.  Not sure how to select your first geocache?  Watch this videoput together by geocaching.com.

 

Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park

Geocaching is a fun, outdoor treasure hunting game. Participants use Global Positioning System or GPS units to find hidden containers called caches. The caches are hidden in special places in Grasslands National Park. When you find the cache, you will discover why that place is so important! Don’t have a GPS? Stop by the Visitor Centre and rent one.

Five Themes – West Block

Find 5 geocaches hidden in the West Block of Grasslands National Park. Each cache has a short story about one of the 5 Park Themes! You can complete this multicache while visiting other areas of the park. You will need to hike about 10km total but this can be done over one day or several!

Kids Go Geocaching – West Block

Just a short walk from the Frenchman Valley Campground, search for 3 geocaches!  Watch for wildlife, learn about prairie grasses and discover tipi rings as you uncover clues about the Indigenous people from this area.  To complete this challenge, kids will need to find 3 caches located around the Frenchman Valley Campground.

Discover the Secrets of the Badlands – East Block

Find 6 geocaches hidden in the East Block of Grasslands National Park. Each cache has a short story about the history of the badlands! You will need to hike about 12km total but this can be done over one day or several!

Kids Go Geocaching – East Block

Search through the Badlands for 3 geocaches! Watch for wildlife, learn about the homesteaders or perhaps discover a dinosaur fossil! To complete this challenge, kids will need to find 3 caches located along the Rim by the McGowan’s Access Road.

To participate, here’s what you need to do:

  • Join the global GPS caching website. It’s free.
  • Search “Five Themes”, “Discover the Secrets of the Badlands”,  or “Kids Go Geocaching – East Block”
  • Collect your booklet at the Visitor Reception Centre.
  • Find each cache.
  • Check out the two beautiful Geocoins available in Grasslands National Park, one to depict the sunrise and the other the sunsets. Geocoins are available for purchase from the Visitor Centre.
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