The hidden treasures of Radium

On Saturday, August 20, the Radium Visitor Information Centre hosts a geocaching party, with prizes for those who bring back loot or snaps of their latest area discovery.

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS — Get ready to channel your inner treasure hunter.

On Saturday, August 20, the Radium Visitor Information Centre hosts a geocaching party, with prizes for those who bring back loot or snaps of their latest area discovery.

For the uninitiated, a geocache traditionally consists of a container that may contain prizes, items for trade or some sort of logbook hidden in a wilderness or urban area. Caches are located using both GPS devices and old-fashioned observational skills.

To start looking for a cache, head to geocaching.com and type in your desired location.

A quick search for Radium Hot Springs turns up more than 4,000 potential sites, which take treasure hunters everywhere from the hot pools to local lookouts and historic sites.

On the site, each cache includes some clues and a set of GPS coordinates.

If you’re successful in your geocaching quest, take the treasure you find (or a photo of the site, or some information about it, if the treasure’s gone when you get there) to the visitor information centre on Saturday for a free swim pass. Any loot you find is yours to keep as well.

For more information on how to start geocaching and what to expect, as well as the list of potential sites, visit geocaching.com.

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