Richmond GeoTour Geocaching adventures:
If you want to enhance your outdoor exploration of Richmond’s many parks and cultural heritage sites, you can do so by combining it with Geocaching. Geocaching is an outdoor scavenger hunt game played by millions of people around the world, in which participants use their smartphones’ GPS to find hidden geocache containers found all over the world.
Inside those containers, participants can find items such as small logbook, passwords, sticker, and other prizes, and leave small mementos for other treasure hunters to see.
If you’re interested in Geocaching, you can can download a Geo-Quest Passport, or pick one up at the interpretative centre at the Richmond Nature Park. This passport lists 20 locations belonging to the Canada 150 Series, and 30 additional locations belonging to the Geo-Quest series. Each of those Geocache locations contains a password inside, which you can write on your passport.
Once you have completed each of the two series, you can return to the interpretative centre to receive a travel tag as a prize for completing your quest, or you can scan your passport and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your tag by mail.
Richmond’s 50 hidden Geocaches are located near parks, trails, and community centres, giving you the perfect excuse to better get to know your city, and have a great time treasure hunting in the process.