Geocaching 101

Geocaching is a GPS-enabled outdoor treasure hunt. Use your smartphone or GPS to look for hidden objects and discover places you've never seen.

The geocaching community in Nova Scotia is active and welcoming. Look for a geocache or attend an event today!

The "geocaching 101" page at provides more information on how to get started.

Pro tips on "log types" from long-time reviewer for Nova Scotia, CacheViewer.

More advance Information & Tutorials:

Resources to teach others about geocaching:

  • "Introduction to Geocaching" by John MacKay (July 2019) pdf | powerpoint

  • "What is geocaching?" video (downloadable as a wmv file)

  • There are a good number of introductory videos at the Geocaching 101 page of