Parks Canada has strict rules and regulations for all visitors, and geocachers in the area have a few additional guidelines to follow. These are put in place to protect the flora and fauna of that environment, so that future generations can also enjoy the experience.
Geocaching is an interactive game played by thousands of people worldwide. Participants put together a “cache”, which is commonly a container filled with trade items (e.g. trackable items, keychains, stickers, etc.), a log book and a pencil. Caches in the National Parks are not permitted to contain trade items, they are suggested to include a message or story about the specific location, national historic site, park or conservation area.
Canadian National Parks have zones, and have specified that geocaches are only allowed in zones II, III, IV and V. To obtain more information on the zones of the local park, contact a Parks Canada staff member. A meeting with one of these staff members is also necessary before a cache is hidden, as an authorization seal to place on the container is needed.
For more information or other questions regarding National Parks in Canada, please visit The Canadian Parks and Rec site by using this link .