Welcome

Welcome Introduction

Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.

The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).

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Upcoming events

GeoVenture 2016 announcement!

Mark your calendars! As Groundspeak celebrates International Geocaching Day on August 20, 2016, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of GeoVenture! GeoVenture will be held on August 19, 20 and 21.

Where?
For the first 9 GeoVentures, this weekend camping party has been held at Birds Hill Park. This year, we are making a change. (drumroll please) This year, we will be celebrating GeoVenture at Camp Morton Provincial Park! Group Use Area 'C'.

Note:
This is now confirmed.

We are quite excited about this change as it allows us some new opportunities.

THANK YOU!

A big thank you goes out to the following Geocachers who helped out at our 'camping' spot at the RV Show this weekend. (Sorted in chronological order of arrival from Thursday through Sunday.)

Dani_Carriere
Glacier_ice
Epatzee
Trove_Chasers
GG+J
GeoJoe
Talon Hunter
ShopCrazy
KeeGee
P.A.C.K.
Pa_Bottle

We estimate that there was at least 150 'Treasure' hunts that happened with about 200 kids. It was a fantastic weekend to introduce Geocaching to so many families. Thanks to everyone who helped, we definitely couldn't have done it without you.

Milestones achieved in February 2016

Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in February 2016!

600: Zhunter2, hosta hunter, cndgrandma
700: The DoWoP’s
800: rengens
1,100: ShopCrazy, Jesterphox, Jesterotr
1,400: MarcoIslandGirl(MIG)
1,600: tuppergurl
1,800: WpgAdventurers
2,500: devildawg
6,000: V A
7,000: 4elements5senses
8,500: glacier_ice
28,000: JB.

MBGA Goes RVing

What: The Manitoba RV Show
When: Saturday, March 12
Time: 10AM - 7PM
Where: RBC Convention Centre (filling the entire, newly expanded third floor.)
GC.com Event Link: http://coord.info/GC6BM24

Come visit our trade show booth and say hello!

The 2016 Manitoba RV Show has kindly invited the MBGA to host a booth along with other exhibitors. This year, they are creating a 5,000 square foot campground complete with real trees to show what camping life is like.

Milestones achieved in January 2016

Congratulations to the following MBGA members who achieved milestones in January 2016!

600: The DoWoP’s
800: NomadBakers
1,000: ShopCrazy, yakherder, lap
2,500: Geocacher Ken
7,500: okeeffek
11,000: Peter and Gloria