A one-of-a-kind Nova Scotia travel experience, geocaching can be a nostalgic, exciting, and unexpected way to enjoy this already intriguing destination. Remember burying treasure (a shoebox with a kazoo from your last birthday party, and four or five of your best bottle tops) and making a map (beneath the tree with the knee is the treasure you seek) when you were a kid? The world-wide, family-friendly, low cost or no cost activity of geocaching has taken that simple scavenger hunting, hide and seek, treasure pleasure of a baby boomer’s childhood into the 21st century.
Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, boasting 7,600 km (4,750 mi) of coastline wrapped around all kinds of topography, from the Highlands of Cape Breton Island to the dykelands of the Annapolis Valley and the deep forests of Lunenburg County, is also home to hundreds of clever little geocaches. In fact, Canada’s first geocache was hidden in the year 2001 at East River just over a half an hour from Halifax. Joining in the global game is a great way to add value to a Nova Scotia vacation without adding any expense.