Geocaching

geocache7resize Cachefest 2012, Dauphin City Hall

Oh, the places you’ll go! Climbing up hills, crawling under bridges, up in a tree, dodging poison ivy, staring at light poles and signs for endless minutes…sounds like loads of fun right? Well, let us tell you a little bit about it before you go running for the hills without a GPS!

Geocaching is the fastest growing outdoor sport in the world with over five million geocachers and almost two million active geocaches worldwide!

As of January 2013, there were over 95 geocaches within a 15-mile radius of Dauphin’s City Hall with more being added on a monthly basis. A famous way to describe the sport is: “I use multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the bush”. There’s a good chance that you’ve walked right by or stood next to a geocache and didn’t even know it. If you’re looking for new ways to explore Dauphin and new places you’ve never visited, geocaching is an activity to try. Geocaching is a year-round activity that can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages and skill levels.. It’s a great family activity.

Geocaching in Dauphin is exploding thanks to the help of the Tourism Dauphin Geocaching Committee (Jabbywockyz, TreasureDiggar, Pkldbutterfly and Tourism Dauphin) and many avid, independent local geocachers. See you on the hunt!

What do you need? 

GPS-enabled device or GPS-enabled smartphone with a geocaching app.
Visit geocaching.com for a free membership.
Internet access to download geocache information and log your finds.

What are you looking for? 

Geocaches (the containers) range in size from a dime to a large 5-gallon pail.
Every geocache contains a logbook or log sheet for you to sign.

For more tips and tricks, visit geocaching.com or find them on Facebook at Dauphin Geocachers.

*PLEASE NOTE* Please cache with caution in all seasons. Many of our caches are hidden in rural areas which require travelling on gravel roads. Please take your time, drive carefully and do not take any paths that look unsafe. Enjoy the quest and if you have any questions, please contact the Tourism office.