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Highlands East gaining a worldwide reputation as a geocaching hotspot

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.

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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.

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