Geocaching in the Annapolis Valley

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook with a pen or pencil. The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic Tupperware containers or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, such as toys or trinkets. These items are usually of more sentimental worth than financial.