Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour

 

 

The Sault Canal (GC45GNN) is just one historic site along the Sault Ste. Marie's waterfront

The Sault Canal (GC45GNN) is just one historic site along the Sault Ste. Marie waterfront.

GeoTour Name:

Heritage Hide’n’Seek

Location:

Northern Ontario, Canada

Number of Favorite Points:

123

Why Northern Ontario is a great place to visit:

Parks Canada created the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour for visitors to discover people, places, and events of national significance in Northern Ontario. There are 500,000 square kilometers of nature waiting to be explored—that’s an area twice the size of California.

Best time of year to visit:

August and September, when the days are warm and the nights are cool. The fall foliage starts to change in mid-to-late September, and the views along Lake Superior between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay are spectacular.

Learn from Aboriginal grandparents while walking through splendid scenery in Pukaskwa National Park (GC5BQBG)

Learn from Aboriginal grandparents while walking through splendid scenery in Pukaskwa National Park (GC5BQBG)

Must-see attractions:

Algonquin Provincial Park (GC46KXE)
Pukaskwa National Park (GC53P46)
Kakabeka Falls (GC45TQ5)

Hidden gems only locals know about:

Marvel at fall colours on a driving tour of St. Joseph Island, and be sure to stop at Fort St. Joseph (GC45GWD).

Sault Ste. Marie’s Hub Trail (GC472WH) offers convenient access to the city’s waterfront and many historic sites, including the Sault Canal (GC55DRK).

Terry Fox Scenic Lookout (GC455RQ) honours a Canadian hero, near the location where he was forced to halt his Marathon of Hope.

Prizes: 

If people find the caches, complete the passport, and collect 100+ points, they will earn a collectible Geocoin from Parks Canada.

The Heritage Hide'n'Seek geocoin available once you earn 100+ points and submit your passport.

The Heritage Hide’n’Seek geocoin available once you earn 100+ points and submit your passport.

What geocachers are saying about South Park GeoTour:

“I just spent 4 days in the Thunder Bay area and did one traditional and three Multi-Caches there so when I knew I was driving from Sudbury to Orillia today I loaded this cache into my GPS to stop and find it. What a great series of caches this is, love the history lesson and the places the caches take me to. T4TC!” – Desafio

“…This is the second cache in the series for me and I now have 30 points. To get more points I need to go further north. Because of this I’m now planning a Northern Ontario tour for next spring to explore the northern towns and find some more HHS caches. I’ve never been north of Sault Ste Marie / Sudbury / North Bay, so I’m looking forward to the adventure. It’s great that Parks Canada is embracing GeoCaching! Thanks for setting up this great cache and for bringing me here. Thanks for the fun Parka, you busy little beaver!…” –swed31

Additional Information:

To start the tour simply download a passport from any of the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour geocache listings. Adventure, discovery, and your shiny new Geocoin await!