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 Regional Geocaching Guidelines — British Columbia

This list is a good starting point for checking to see whether the proposed location of your new cache is in an area that might be off-limits, require a special permit, or has other details you’ll need to address before your cache can be published.

Note — this list is a work in progress, and should not be considered as a complete list, but is a good starting point for thinking about your next cache location!

  • National Parks are out of bounds for geocaches unless there is express permission by the local park authority.
  • Department of National Defence property is out of bounds for all geocaching — in BC, locations in Comox and Esquimalt.
  • BC Ecological Reserves are out of bounds. These are areas that are managed by BC Parks, but are not classed as parks, but rather have “Ecological Reserve” or “ER” in their name.
  • BC Provincial Parks do permit geocaches in many areas, but require that caches and their owners comply with specific requirements regarding cache placement, labelling, and contents.  Please review the policy guidelines before submitting your new cache to ensure it meets these guidelines, and post a reviewer note with your new cache affirming that your cache is in compliance with the guidelines — it will help speed up the review process for your new cache if you include this information when you submit your cache for review.

Local Geocaching Guidelines — British Columbia


Regional Geocaching Guidelines — Washington

This list is a good starting point for checking to see whether the proposed location of your new cache is in an area that might be off-limits, require a special permit, or has other details you’ll need to address before your cache can be published.

Note — this list is a work in progress, and should not be considered as a complete list, but is a good starting point for thinking about your next cache location!

  • National Parks Geocaches may be approved on a case-by-case basis.  The link includes the official policy review for national parks.
  • Washington State Parks A permit is required for all geocaches placed in state parks.  The link includes all the information and instructions on how to apply for a permit.

Local Geocaching Guidelines — Washington

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