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Jun 05 2011

According to the CBC, Stephen Harper’s throne speech on Friday included a part about finally making the rumours of Rouge Park a reality. Rouge Park is set to become Canada’s first “Urban National Park” as part of Parks Canada’s 100 year anniversary.

The document said:

“In this, the 100th anniversary year of our national parks system, our government will create significant new protected areas. It will work with provincial, regional, municipal, aboriginal and community stakeholders toward establishing an urban national park in the Rouge Valley of eastern Toronto,”

So, for the geocaching part of the story – if you have a geocache in the Park, you may want to verify that it meets Parks Canada’s geocaching policy guidelines if you want it to stay in that park.

[ CBC ] [ Parks Canada ] [ Parks Canada Geocaching Policy ]

Feb 06 2011

Here’s an interesting CBC article that I spotted today, detailing how Parks Canada is planning to add GPS to the activities available at some of the properties. The activities will focus more on interactive exhibit type things – my first thought was perhaps Wherigo but instead they will be using a product called Explora. It should be noted that Parks Canada is very geocacher friendly over the last few years. Fundy National Park hosts a geocaching challenge, and geocaches were recently launched at Fort Louisbourg.  Parks Canada has also reached out to cachers on the west coast to setup an official geocaching program at Gulf Islands National Park.

As Parks Canada is celebrating their 100 year anniversary, it’s great to see them exploring GPS related activities.

[ CBC.ca – Parks Canada GPS Article ]