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What is Geocaching?

What is Geocaching?

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Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt! One of the fastest growing forms of tourism, all you need is a handheld GPS unit and your sense of adventure!

The St. Clements Historic Geocache Tour helps you locate historic sites in the R.M. of St. Clements. Use your handheld GPS unit to locate and discover the hidden geocaches (boxes) within the municipality and collect the “memory cards” inside.

The R.M. of St. Clements Heritage Committee created these 24 geocaches in 2009 to commemorate the R.M.'s 125th anniversary. As of April, 2013 over 2600 people have visited these geocaches.


Geocaching, like any outdoor sport, carries the risk of unforeseen hazards.  Participants assume all risks involved, and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the conditions of areas to be searched, adequately preparing for these conditions, and conducting themselves safely and responsibly.  The Rural Municipality of St. Clements assumes no liability and participants release and indemnify the Municipality for any loss, damage or claim that may occur as a result of participation in the St. Clements Historic Geocache Tour.

Getting Started

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Step I: Obtain a handheld GPS units (there are a variety of GPS units on the market – before beginning any tour, familiarize yourself with the operation instructions).

Step II: Turn the GPS unit ON and wait for the unit to acquire a satellite signal.

Step III: Once the unit has acquired a satellite signal, use the MENU feature to locate the section entitled COORDINATES. If your unit does not have this option then search the MENU for the section which will allow you to enter a new location in the form of numbered coordinates.

Step IV: Enter the coordinates of the geocache site you want to find in your GPS unit.

Step V: If your GPS unit is Voice Lead, you will receive instructions where to travel. If not, follow the satellite picture on your GPS unit until you reach the destination point you entered through the coordinates (each GPS unit has a variety of arrows and symbols to lead you on your way).

Step VI: Once you arrive at the destination, use your GPS unit to get as close to the final coordinate location as possible. Remember, you still need to search for the St. Clements Geocache Box (most GPS units are accurate to within 10 feet – however, it may still take some time to find).

Step VII: After you have found the cache, take a historic memory card for your collection, sign our logbook, and return the cache as it appeared before you arrived so that everyone can have a chance to find it.

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St. Clements Geocache Locations

East Selkirk

Site #Site NameLatitudeLongitude
1 The Administrative Centre Of The Rural Municipality N  50º  07.946´ W  96º  49.459´
2 Where 2,500 Immigrants Rested On Their Way West N  50º  08.112´ W  96º  49.714´
3 Where The Famous Aboriginal Stone Church Was Built N  50º  11.008´ W  96º  50.368´
4 Where The Iron Horse Was Turned 90° South N  50º  07.606´ W  96º  49.027´
5 Where Goods Travelled To The HBC Floating Warehouse N  50º  09.779´ W  96º  51.225´
6 How People Crossed The Red River Before Bridges N  50º  08.420´ W  96º  52.111´
7 The Road Named After Louis Riel’s Secretary Of State N  50º  07.176´ W  96º  52.916´
8 The Showplace of Western Agriculture Established In 1899 N  50º  07.236´ W  96º  49.798´
9 Where Education Creates Happy Thoughts N  50º  08.108´ W  96º  50.259´
10 Where Dynamite Was Manufactured – BOOM! N  50º  07.182´ W  96º  51.429´
11 The Architectural Wonder Crossing The Red River N  50º  08.492´ W  96º  51.992´
12 Where History Still Roams The Prairies N  50º  11.725´ W  96º  46.332´


Site #Site NameLatitudeLongitude
13 An Early Church Of St. Clements N  50º  17.940´ W  96º  41.559´


Site #Site NameLatitudeLongitude
14 An Early Church Of St. Clements N  50º  03.940´ W  96º  57.134´


Site #Site NameLatitudeLongitude
15 Where Fishing Was Great In 1000 BC N  50º  05.190´ W  96º  56.195´
16 How They Solved Navigation On The Red River N  50º  05.016´ W  96º  56.182´
17 An Early Church Of St. Clements N  50º  06.610´ W  96º  55.460´
18 The Flour Mill Built In 1854 N  50º  04.889´ W  96º  55.992´

The Beaches

Site #Site NameLatitudeLongitude
19 Where You Could Dance The Night Away! N  50º  33.552´ W  96º  37.609´
20 An Early Church Of St. Clements N  50º  32.472´ W  96º  37.365´
21 Where Fishermen Gathered On Lake Winnipeg N  50º  33.018´ W  96º  38.038´
22 The Little Dane’s Connection To Beaconia N  50º  27.109´ W  96º  34.275´
23 The NE Corner Of The 1870 Postage Stamp Province N  50º  31.890´ W  96º  32.262´
24 The Shores of Glacial Lake Agassiz N  50º  34.075´ W  96º  34.946´