Geocaches

Geocaching Participants

Geocaching is an easy and fun activity. All you need is a few hours to spare, a hand-held GPS device, and a sense of adventure!

We have installed a series of 24 geocache sites which are scattered all over southwest Manitoba. Each of the geocaches are placed at sites of historical significance which reflect the historical, cultural and ecological diversity of this region. In each of the caches we have placed “Story Cards” which describe the history of the site.

Geocaching is our way of getting visitors and locals out on the land and interacting with the fascinating history of southwestern Manitoba. It is a way for us to lead people on a tour of the region while providing a lesson in history/heritage at the same time.

A Geocache

Not familiar with Geocaching? Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. Exact points on the landscape can be pinpointed using GPS technology and published online at geocaching.com. At these sites, hidden containers holding “treasure” (in our case Story Cards) are located. After punching in the coordinates of any chosen geocache into a GPS visitors are led to its location where they search for the hidden treasure.

For those interested in embarking upon a geocaching adventure but lacking in the necessary GPS device, GPS’s are available for rent from the Boissevain Tourism Office, located in the Wildlife Museum.

More information about geocaching can be found at geocaching.com, where our 24 caches are also published.

Visit our caches at geocaching.com or record the coordinates of our sites as listed below:

New! Four new geocache sites in the RM of Edward/surrounding Pierson.

Site #21: Ain’t That Dandy!

  • Lat: N 49°10.846’ Long: W 101° 15.415’

Site #22: Bye Son Stow Own

  • Lat: N 49°07.210’ Long: W 101° 17.656’

Site #23: Pump it Up

  • Lat: N 49°06.647’ Long: W 101° 20.394’

Site #24: Cacti Congregation

  • Lat: N 49°01.805’ Long: W 101° 15.114’

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RM of Arthur (Surrounding Melita)

Site #1: Where the Bison Tumbled

  • Lat: N 49° 12.067’  Long: W 101° 02.011’

Site #2: Something Made of “Gould”

  • Lat: N 49° 08.024  Long: W 101° 00.480’

Site #3: Think Large

  • Lat: N 49° 05.322’  Long: W 100° 59.039’

Site #4: Yesteryear’s Highway

  • Lat: N 49° 08.917’  Long: W 101° 00.222’

RM of Cameron (Surrounding Hartney)

Site #5: Where the Church Bell Still Tolls

  • Lat: N 49° 30.245’  Long: W 100° 42.278’

Site #6: Hills That Used to be Lakebottom

  • Lat: N 49° 27.426’  Long: W 100° 41.310’

Site #7: An Early Economy

  • Lat: N 49° 26.596’  Long: W 100° 40.160’

Site #8: A “Chain” of Events

  • Lat: N 49° 21.888’  Long: W 100° 29.501’

RM of Brenda (Surrounding Waskada)

Site #9: This Whistle Don’t Blow No More

  • Lat: N 49° 05.731′  Long: W 100° 46.810′

Site #10: Black Diamonds

  • Lat: N 49° 02.626’  Long: W 100° 34.161’

Site #11: A Physical Vantage Point

  • Lat: N 49° 05.306′  Long: W 100° 32.456′

RM of Winchester (Surrounding Deloraine)

Site #12: One Stone at a Time

  • Lat: N 49°11.528′  Long: W 100° 29.785′

Site #13: Here They Rest in Peace

  • Lat: N 49°07.887’  Long: W 100° 24.324’

Site #14: Something’s Fishy

  • Lat: N 49°00.145’  Long: W 100° 22.017’

Site #15: A Hall of Learning

  • Lat N 49°00.879’  Long: W 100° 20.642’

Site #16: Canada: A Refuge

  • Lat: N 49°05.269’  Long: W 100° 25.279’

RM of Morton (Surrounding Boissevain)

Site #17: Skirmish on the Hilltop

  • Lat: N 49°12.376’  Long: W 100° 04.910’

Site #18: Run for the Rum!

  • Lat: N 49°05.194’  Long: W 100° 05.580’

Site #19: Little Homestead in the Woods

  • Lat: N 49°06.739’  Long: W 100° 06.521’

Site #20: A Trading Route Between Here and There

  • Lat: N 49°12.483’  Long: W 100° 08.969’