Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Geocaching in the news...

It's Spring! Time to get out there and Geocache!

What is Geocaching, you may ask?

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, the treasure box reveals a visitor log book and an eclectic mix of favorite trinkets. The find is recorded in the book and any trinkets taken are replaced with equally interesting objects.

This is one of the fastest growing adventure/hobbies in the world today and the North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs has joined the game by hiding several caches at local public art sites. It is a family friendly activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. More importantly, it's about finding new places you can explore, that you may have never found otherwise. Combine this sport and fun adventure with a delightful outdoor art search. Start today! To find the game rules and FAQ's, at and to find coordinates for the public art caches search using postal code V7M 3H6.


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