The Iron Horse Trail and Other Great Places for Geocaching in Alberta
May. 28, 2018
Everyone has fond memories of playing hide-and-seek growing up. Luckily for adults, the fun doesn’t have to end just because of age. Geocaching in Alberta is a modern-day treasure hunt. It combines the love for the outdoors with the love for adventure, making it the perfect activity for a unique date idea or a memorable family outing.
Here’s a question for you. Do you know how many geocaches people hide all over the world?
There are currently over 3 million geocaches hidden across the globe, even 48 hidden in Antartica. If you were to catch ten a day, it would take you 822 years.
No matter where you are, you’re never too far away from a geocache, especially in Canada. Dust off your GPS and get ready to for some adventure.
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor activity where players (geocachers) use GPS coordinates to locate hidden containers (caches). There are many types of caches, most popular are small trade items such as keychains or coins that geocachers trade with one another.
The rules are simple: log onto the geocache website, enter your postal code, and chose any of the geocaches around you. Plug the coordinates into your GPS, and the hunt begins!
Once you find the geocache, sign the logbook and take your prize and replace it with something of equal value. Be sure to post online about your victory and share any hints for future cachers.
Travelling to Alberta, Canada and want to geocache? Keep reading to find out the best places have an adventure of a lifetime.
Geocaching in Alberta
With a vast land such as Canada, the options for geocaching are endless. Alberta alone covers 255,541 square miles, meaning there’s a lot of places to tuck away some hidden treasures. Check out the top geocache locations in Alberta.
Iron Horse Trail
The Iron Horse Trail encompasses so many different attractions, it’s sure to please everyone, making it the number one spot for geocaching in Alberta. With over 300km of trails, there are many options to travel through this historical corridor, such as hiking, taking the ATV for a spin, or riding a horse.
Don’t miss the wetlands or the lakes along the way that will have you in absolute awe.
Lakeland Provincial Park
Lakeland Provincial Park is home to everything from cross-country skiing to camping. On your way to your geocache, get one with nature on one of many hiking trails or stop to enjoy the wild birds.
If you want an alternative to the Iron Horse Trail, then the Lakeland Provincial Park is a great place to geocache and explore nature at the same time.
Grab the GPS and Go
Many people find that it’s hard to find a quality geocaching location. Iron Horse Trail and Lakeland Provincial park are proving this wrong, with trails full of adventure.
Geocaching in Alberta is just the start. It’s time to grab your GPS and hit the trails, just keep an eye out for bears. (Here are some tips on safety)
For even more adventures in Alberta, check out the Iron Horse Trail or Travel Lakeland website.