Find The Treasure In A Game of Hide N' Seek

Do you love adventure and the outdoors? Ever tried geocaching?

Discover more of Thunder Bay and the Northwest on Parks Canada's geocaching tour - the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour. You and your family can search and find heritage treasures across Northern Ontario with a number of sites in Thunder Bay and across the region..

Geocaching, a High-tech Treasure Hunt

Best described as a high-tech treasure hunt, geocaching participants use GPS-enabled devices, such as smartphones, to navigate to a set of coordinates to locate a hidden container, known as a cache. Geocaching is practised worldwide by over 5 million people, everyone from young families to retired couples. There are more than 2 million geocaches registered online.

Discover The History of Northwest Ontario

Not your typical history lesson, the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour guides adventurers to locations throughout Northern Ontario to learn about fascinating people, places and events that helped shape Canada.  Discover Northwestern Ontario's links to Terry Fox, the longest operating tourist bureau, World War II plane construction and prisoner of war camps.

Collect Points for Parks Canada Prize

The Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour is set up as a game where each cache is assigned a point value depending on the amount of effort required to find it. Locations range from urban, in downtown Thunder Bay, to remote, at Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre near Stratton, 60 kilometres west of Fort Frances. Anyone who collects 100+ points, as a result of finding several of the caches, is eligible to receive a collectible coin from Parks Canada.

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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