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City of Richmond's GeoQuest Draws Global Tourists

January 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
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The City of Richmond's Geo-Quest program is the first official GeoTour of a Canadian city onwww.geocaching.com and now joins ranks with Parks Canada, the Kennedy Space Centre, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and other high-profile destinations around the world.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for global visitors along with locals and families to discover Richmond while searching for treasures," said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. "Searching will likely take participants to outdoor areas of Richmond many have never seen before."

Geocaching is a modern outdoor treasure hunt using a personal Smartphone or GPS device to locate hidden containers called "geocaches". Open to everyone, the City's program is a series of 30 hidden geocaches found in Richmond parks, on trails and at community facilities. If you find all of the caches and complete the passport, there's even a prize to be won. Find all details, along with the downloadable passport, at www.richmond.ca/geocaching.

Geocaching is practiced worldwide by over 6 million people and has 2.5 million hidden geocaches.