Geocaching

Geocaching is often described as a 'game of high-tech hide and seek'. Discover Banff National Park through geocaching. Fun for the entire family.

During SnowDays 2014, a five piece geocache circuit was launched as an interactive way to learn more about Banff National Park. The theme of this year's series is "Banff's Best Kept Secrets". Test your skill by finding one or all of our geocaches.

Up for a fun and engaging challenge?  Seek out all 4 remaining SnowDays geocaches and reap the reward! All you have to do is Download a SnowDays geocaching "Passport" or pick up one up at the Banff Visitor Information Centre before your journey.  "Stamping" your Passport is as easy as using the coloured crayon in the cache box to etch/trace the SnowDays emblem from the outside of the cache.  Place your Passport over the SnowDays coin on the outside of the box and trace over the image.  Once you've gone to all four geocache locations and stamped your passport, you've earned yourself a prize!  Last step is to stop by the Banff Lake Louise Tourism desk at the Banff or Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre to collect a special Banff National Park geocache coin for successfully seeking out all 4 geocaches!!

Link to SnowDays 1 of 4-Banff's Best Kept Secrets

Link to SnowDays 2 of 4-Banff's Best Kept Secrets

Link to SnowDays 3 of 4-Banff's Best Kept Secrets

Link to SnowDays 4 of 4-Banff's Best Kept Secrets

*The Snowshoe Legacy cache was also part of the "Banff's Best Kept Secrets" circuit for the duration of SnowDays, January 10-February 9.  This cache is still available to find at the following coordinates.  A big thank you to Parks Canada for the partnership on this great cache. Don't forget to check it and other Parks Canada caches out too!  

N 51° 24.873 W 116° 13.043

Other important Information to note:

Banff Visitor Information Centre-Open everyday from 9:00am-5:00pm.  Located at 224 Banff Avenue.

Lake Louise Information Centre-Open Thursday through Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm.  Located in the Samson Mall in the Lake Louise Village.

We do not use trade-style caches within the national park so please DO NOT add new items to the caches.

Get out and have fun!  You never know what secrets you may discover on your geocaching journey through Banff National Park.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SNOWDAYS SERIES WILL BE TAKEN DOWN MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.  CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2015 FOR A NEW SNOWDAYS SERIES! FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FILLED A PASSPORT BUT NOT YET CLAIMED THE SNOWDAYS COIN, THEY WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS UNTIL MAY 1, 2014.

*Geocaching event schedule subject to change without notice