What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache. This is a terrific way to get outside and explore new areas.
What is a GPS device?
A GPS unit is an electronic device that can determine your approximate location (within around 6 - 20 feet) on the planet. Coordinates are normally given in Latitude and Longitude. You can use the device to navigate from your current location to another location. Some devices have their own maps, built-in electronic compasses, and voice navigation, depending on the complexity of the device.
Are there Geocaches in The Arboretum?
Yes! There are many different geocaches in The Arboretum. Go to www.geocaching.com and search for our postal code (N1G 2W1) to find nearby geocaches. Some examples of caches found on the premises are: the Arboretum Fairy House cache series; Beagle Heaven 4: Wild Goose Woods; and multi-caches like Native Trees of Ontario, Puzzled in the Arboretum, R.J. Hilton's Legacy, and the Arboretum Mystery Series. The geocaching website is a great place to learn more about geocaching, too.