SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada is pleased to
announce the launch of the Heritage Hide'n'Seek GeoTour, a great new
geocaching activity to entertain and teach families about Canada's
history as they travel across northern Ontario.
Set up as a game, the Heritage Hide'n'Seek GeoTour guides adventurers to
locations to learn about fascinating people, places and events that
helped shape Canada—each cache teaches about one of Canada's national
Using a GPS or GPS-enabled smartphone, participants can take either
Highway 11 or 17 to locate as many as 16 geocaches. Each cache is
assigned a point value depending on the level of difficulty involved in
locating it. Anyone who collects 100+ points by finding several of the
caches is eligible to receive a cool collectible coin from Parks
"Even if you've done the drive a number of times, you're sure to
discover places that you never knew existed. Plan your stops around
geocache locations while experiencing some of Ontario's most stunning
settings!" says Nancy Saunders, Public Relations and Communications
Officer with Parks Canada in Northern Ontario.
The Heritage Hide'n'Seek GeoTour is the only geotour in Ontario, and the
second in the country.
Best described as a high-tech treasure hunt, geocaching is practiced
worldwide by over 5 million people. Geocaching is a popular activity
with all kinds of people from young families to retired couples. It's
the perfect way to add some excitement to gas, coffee and bathroom
For more information on Parks Canada's Heritage Hide'n'Seek GeoTour,
please visit parkscanada.com.sault and click on Geocaching.
SOURCE: Government of Canada
For further information:
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Parks Canada, Northern Ontario