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Treasure hunting in Nanaimo's parks

Nanaimo's parks are fun to explore. And, amongst your search for hidden fairy doors, owl carvings and dinosaurs, you can also go on a hunt for treasure! Many of our parks are great locations where you may find a geocache hidden.

Image source: Alberni Outpost

Geocaching is an activity where participants use GPS coordinates to find geocaches, or caches, are hidden around them. A cache is typically a small waterproof container with a logbook inside it that a geocacher will use to record they found it. There may even be some trinkets inside for trading. This modern treasure hunt has gained a lot of traction in the past few years with over 2 million caches hidden worldwide!

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There are over 800 caches hidden around Nanaimo. Some spots that are great for exploring and geocaching include Jack Point and Biggs Park, Westwood Lake Park, Pipers Lagoon Park, Bowen Park, Neck Point Park, the Harbourfront Walkway and Newcastle Island

Take a explore one of Nanaimo's parks and you too could find treasure!

Cover image source: The Geocaching Blog

Topic: Parks, Recreation & Environment

Tags: Geocaching, Parks

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