For more information, please contact the Nova Scotia reviewer using the link on the right
Canadian EarthCache info can be found on the Canadian EarthCache Wiki Page. They are handled by a different reviewer, specifically, an EarthCache reviewer.
Geocaching HQ are providing updates related to COVID-19 - click here to view
Covid-19 Nova Scotia reference sites:
Permission and a permit are required for caches placed in a National Park
Parks Canada geocaching policy
Contact Info: No main contact. Players are to contact each Park Superintendent on their own.
Deparment of National Defense Lands (DND)
All Department of National Defense property is out of bounds for all geocaching.
Indian Reserves / First Nations
First Nations lands are private property and caches cannot be published on tribal property without written permission from the local Band.
The Rail Safety Group of Transport Canada regulates the railway industry in Canada.
Section 26.1 of the Railway Safety Act makes it an offense to trespass on any railway lands in Canada.
Caches that require access to and/or are situated near railway lines may be subject to additional scrutiny during the Review process.
In Nova Scotia a distance of 46m (150ft) from railroad tracks is required. The only exception would be an impassable barrier between the geocache and the railroad.
Geocaches placed along Rails to Trails projects will be considered once the rails themselves have been removed.
Current COVID caching guideline for Nova Scotia is (updated September 2021)
Caches are being published
Events, outdoor events only at this time and must meet current provincial COVID guidelines.
CacheViewer posts updates on the Association of NS Geocaching facebook page
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