Toronto Region Conservation Area Geocachers
Ontario Trails Events
|Event:||Toronto Region Conservation Area Geocachers|
|Trail:||Bruce's Mill Conservation Area Trails|
|Date:||2018-10-19 to 2019-10-19|
|Abstract:||Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) welcomes everyone to try this activity on our publicly accessible lands during seasonal operating hours. Application to geocache must be completed|
|Time:||Various times. See event website.|
|Location:||Toronto Toronto Ontario|
TRCA Geocaching Guidelines
Placement of Geocaches
- Geocachers must apply to TRCA for permission prior to placing a cache on TRCA lands. (See application form below).
- All caches must be placed within 1 metre of marked trails, or be within a maintained public area (e.g. picnic areas).
- Geocachers must travel on marked and maintained trails or in maintained public areas at all times. Caches may not be placed within any culturally, ecologically or geologically significant areas.
- No digging or disruption of the ground is permitted when placing a cache.
- If marked and or maintained trails do not exist, Geocachers must seek approval for this activity from the Conservation Area Coordinator, Superintendent or Land Manager prior to entering the property.
- All caches must be external to any building or structure on TRCA property.
- Trade items are permitted in caches provided they are family and environmentally friendly (non-polluting).
- A cache shall not contain a trade item which attracts wildlife or is potentially harmful to humans, wildlife or the environment.
- A cache shall not contain food, alcohol, firearms, drugs, dangerous items, batteries, adult items or any other items deemed unacceptable by TRCA.
Existing Conservation Rules and Policies
- Geocachers must pay all applicable fees and adhere to all rules and policies including: using only designated access points or parking areas; visiting only during regular hours of operation; and respecting all trTRCA shall have the authority to monitor and limit the number of caches in specific locations on its lands. – See more at: http://www.trca.on.ca/enjoy/activities/geocaching.dot#sthash.riAhObVO.dpufail closure signs.
Right to Remove a Cache
- TRCA may remove a cache if it fails to adhere to this or any other TRCA policy.
Limits on Cache Numbers
- TRCA shall have the authority to monitor and limit the number of caches in specific locations on its lands.
Cache In, Trash Out and Leave No Trace
- Geocachers are encouraged to follow the “cache in, trash out” (CITO) practice which contributes to the maintenance of Conservation parks and lands. Learn more about this clean-up practice.
- Visitors are also encouraged to visit the Leave No Trace website. This site offers helpful principles and practices for planning safe and environmentally respectful outdoor recreational activities.
Geocache Listing Sites
- GC Ontario Caches: Favourites
- GC Ontario Caches: Newest