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Geocaching 101! Welcome to the BC Rockies Treasure Trail

Geocaching, the real world out door treasure hunt for the whole family! A series of geocaches have been placed throughout the Village of Radium Hot Springs and the Columbia Valley that highlight historical locations, geological features, tourist attractions and some really cool hidden gems. The caches have been set up in loops or groups, each with a particular theme.

What is Geocaching:

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

How the Game is Played:

At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:

  1. Register for a free Basic Membership
  2. Visit the “Hide & Seek a Cache”¬†
  3. Enter your postal code and click “search.
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

There are many other levels to the game. Keep reading the guide to learn more!