Regional Geocaching Policies Wiki
Geocaching HQ encourages geocachers to find at least 20 geocaches before setting out to hide their own geocache.
The greater variety of geocaches that someone finds, the better they will understand how to create an enjoyable experience for other geocachers.
For caches placed in Ontario, Canada the items listed below also apply.
* This page is always a work in progress. Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. May contain traces of nuts. Do not use for drying pets. Leakage is neither expected or warrantied.
Updates may be sent to CacheShadow
November 11th 2019 - Revised Land Manager text for Wagner Forest Management
April 2nd 2019 - Updated Social text
March 7th 2019 - Updated Event text
February 15th 2019 - Updated Social Media clarification and Event text
January 14th 2019 - Updated policy information for RARE
June 13th 2018 - Added Social Media clarification with updated guidance from Geocaching HQ
April 21st 2018 - Updated Niagara Parks URL
February 23rd 2018 : Updated Work In Progress Text
January 3rd 2018 : Modified with updated guidance from Geocaching HQ regarding event promotion
December 8th 2017 : Modified to refer to Geocaching Guidelines vs Listing Guidelines; modified to refer to Cache Pages vs. Cache Listings
August 16th 2017 : Updated London ESA info, Quick Links for Favourites/Events
June 13th 2017 : Updated URL for GRCA
Apr 2nd 2017 : Added text regarding similar/identical Challenge caches
Feb 10th 2017: Project-GC and GSAK related events are now publishable, as per Geocaching HQ!
Feb 14th 2017 : Added direction that CITOs should not be side events for Mega/Giga events
Mar 3rd 2017 : Added section on Health Score
Mar 6th 2017 - Updated TRCA link
About This Guide
The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.
If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.
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