Geocaching will be a major part of attracting tourists to Highlands East in 2018.

Geocaching is a game where people use a G.P.S. device to find various items scattered around an area.

According to its data, 991 unique user I.D’s logged a cache last year, which in an increase of 288 compared to 2016.

A Cache is logged when one of the treasures are found.

Community Economic Development and Committee Coordinator Joanne Vanier says with visitors coming from as far as Switzerland coming for geocaching, Highlands East is recognized as a world renowned destination.

Vanier showed a report to council, which outlines where geocachers stayed when visiting Highlands East.

Vanier says the Geocaching Committee is planning a day-long event in May but says the details are top secret for now.

Every year, Highlands East has a major geocaching event in May to mark the anniversary of the geo tour.

Click here to see the report presented to council.