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Discover the history of John Walter, the community of Walterdale and the river valley through geocaching!

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Visit to find out what is waiting to be discovered in Walterdale.

Hint: the easiest way to find caches near you is to search by postal code. Ours at the John Walter Museum is T6E 2V3.

Remember to bring:

  • Something to leave in the cache. One of the rules of geocaching is: if you take something out of the cache - you must replace it with another item of equal or greater value. Bring along a small toy, trinket or token to leave behind. Do not leave behind food or heavily scented items (we don’t want animals damaging the geocaches).
  • A pen or pencil. Remember to sign the log book found inside a cache. Some caches are too small to accommodate a pen or pencil - so bring your own!
  • Extra batteries for your GPS.

Hints & Tips

  • Before you set out on a geocaching adventure - check the online logbook to make sure the cache has not gone missing or is under repair.
  • Be safe while in the river valley. Check out the terrain and difficulty ratings for each cache before you head out for your geocaching experience! Some caches are only available at certain times of the year.

For More Information

John Walter Museum

9180 Walterdale Hill NW

Located at the bottom of Walterdale and Queen Elizabeth roads, on the north side of the Kinsmen Sports Centre parking lot.




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