Adventure, Skill and Exploration

Explore 500,000 square KM of nature for the best hidden treasures.

Why Visit Northern Ontario:

500,000 square kilometers of nature are waiting to be explored—that’s an area twice the size of California. Parks Canada created the Heritage Hide'n'Seek GeoTour for visitors to discover people, places, and events of national significance in Northern Ontario.

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Best time of year to visit:

August and September when the days are still warm and the nights cool. The fall foliage starts to change in mid- to late-September and the views along Lake Superior between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay are spectacular.

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Must-see attractions:

Hidden gems only the locals know about:

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Anyone who collects 100+ points, as a result of finding several of the caches and answering questions on the provided passport, is eligible to receive a collectible coin from Parks Canada.

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What Geocachers are saying about the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour:

“I just spent 4 days in the Thunder Bay area and did one traditional and three multi HHS caches there so when I knew I was driving from Sudbury to Orillia today I loaded this cache into my GPS to stop and find it. What a great series of caches this is, love the history lesson and the places the caches take me to. T4TC!” – Desafio

“…This is the second cache in the series for me and I now have 30 points. To get more points I need to go further north. Because of this I’m now planning a Northern Ontario tour for next spring to explore the northern towns and find some more HHS caches. I’ve never been north of Sault Ste Marie / Sudbury / North Bay, so I’m looking forward to the adventure. It’s great that Parks Canada is embracing GeoCaching! Thanks for setting up this great cache and for bringing me here. Thanks for the fun Parka, you busy little beaver!...” –swed31

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About Svenja Hansen

Svenja Hansen is a Partnering & Engagement Officer for Parks Canada - Northern Ontario, helping raise awareness of the marvellous national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas dotting the Canadian landscape.  In her role, Svenja edits shoreLINES a quarterly e-newsletter written by Parks Canada's guides and guardians in Northern Ontario.



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