Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a family-friendly outdoor game. It is often referred to as “treasure hunting with a high-tech twist” because you use the geocaching.com website and either a GPS device or a smartphone. There is no charge to play.
A geocache (cache) is a container that someone has hidden. They record the coordinates (location) online so that you can find it. When you find it, you sign your user name inside, record your find online, then go find another cache.
The Geocaching Capital of Canada is comprised of a string of seven hamlets: Irondale, Gooderham, Tory Hill, Wilberforce, Harcourt, Highland Grove and Cardiff. Most are located within the Municipality of Highlands East.
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