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Abbotsford Police hold summer geocaching event

Residents invited to discover city while finding hidden treasures

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) began a summer geocaching event on Canada Day.

The event runs until Oct. 1 and invites residents to download the free geocaching app (geocaching.com) to their GPS-enabled mobile device, create an account and search for “City of Abbotsford.”

They can then navigate using the app to locate hidden APD caches.

The caches will only be found on public property and will not be placed in a manner that damages or harms property of the environment, the APD says.

They say the app is a great way to discover Abbotsford parks, trails and landmarks while searching for the hidden treasures.

Called the world’s largest treasure hunt, geocaching is played by more than six million people in 190 countries. Using GPS satellite location services, geocachers seek hidden containers in various shapes, sizes and difficulty ratings.

Once a cache is found, participants sign the log book, record their find online and trade knickknacks before returning the cache to its hidden spot.

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