The Lakeland will see a major tourism boom when over 500 Geocachers and counting come to the region for a mega event from July 6th to 10th
Geocaching can most simply be described as a virtual treasure hunt. People receive clues and co-ordinates on their GPS, and then try to find whatever item was hidden in the area.
Although the Sails, Rails and Tails event will primarily take place in Cold Lake, events will be scheduled for Bonnyville, St. Paul, Glendon and other places around the Lakeland. People are coming from far and wide to get in on the fun. Some as far away as Minnesota, Wisconsin and even Nunavut.
Councillor Vicky Lefebvre is one of the organizers of the event and hopes it will help showcase the Lakeland’s natural beauty and attractions. She says the Lakeland is filled to the brim with geocaches, with over 1,400 on the Iron Horse Trail alone. She says many of the people attending intend to make a full vacation of the event and will bring some much-needed tourism dollars to the area.
More information is availible at sailsrailstails.com