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All About Geocaching

Geocaching is the recreational activity of hunting for and finding hidden objects by means of GPS coordinates. Geocaching is the perfect activity for all ages! Let's get outside and explore Welland in a safe and fun way! We've created our own version of this fun, free, interactive scavenger hunt in celebration of our 100th Anniversary of incorporation. Borrow a library geocache kit, use your own GPS or visit any branch to get a printed map to find each location.

This is a great opportunity to discover Welland’s significant historical sites, explore our great local businesses and of course, just have some fun whether with friends and family or on your own. See below for more details and information on how you can participate. On your marks, get set…start hunting!

Thank you to the Niagara Community Foundation for funding this project.

Locations & Coordinates 

Number
Name
Coordinates
Description
1
Merritt Island
42.996645, -79.245983
Adjacent to the Aqueduct is Merritt Island, named for canal founder William Hamilton Merritt. An artificial island lying between the Welland River and canal, it is now used for recreational activity. Found in the City's centre, Merritt Island is a hidden treasure and outdoor paradise for all ages, consisting of paved and natural trails that span the Welland Recreation Corridor and beyond.
2
Aquaduct Park
43.007051-79.248432
Hint in above photo
3
Bridlewood Park
43.006668-79.278446
Hint in above photo
4
Brookhaven Park
43.011347-79.289713
Hint in above photo
5
Willowbrook Park
42.991355-79.28067
Hint in above photo
6
Dover Park
42.982485-79.243509
Hint in above photo
7
Dunkirk Park
42.98138-79.24234
Hint in above photo
8
Memorial Park
42.978363, -79.225097
Memorial Park was a project of the 1967 Centennial. It is very flat with younger trees. It has an outdoor pool shaped like a figure 8. There is also a cenotaph at this park. In the late 1960s, the eastern part of the park was used for the Welland Canal bypass. Patrons of the park can often see ships passing through the bypass.
9
Woodlawn Park
43.01267, -79.27604
10
Caffeineoline Coffee House
42.99199, -79.24877
11
Maple Park
43.00202, -79.28320
12
Welland Public Library - Main Branch
42.99271, -79.24877
13
Welland Public Library - Seaway Mall Branch
43.01578, -79.24711
14
Welland Public Library - Diamond Trail Branch
42.97314, -79.23497
15
Welland SPCA
42.96952, -79.25991
16
Plymouth Park
42.978087, -79.245456
17
Ricelawn Park
43.01501, -79.27459
18
Merritt Park
42.989458, -79.251341
located at Merritt Park on King Street. The Welland Canal Memorial Monument was built to commemorate the people of Canada and around the world who came to the Niagara Peninsula to build the Welland Canal. It was unveiled on September 27, 2001 and is a familiar landmark in the City.
19
St. George Park
42.968997, -79.272725
20
Job Gym
42.99285, -79.24411
21
Welland Sports Complex (North)
43.02232 -79.24671
22
Welland Main Arena
23
Rotary Club Park of Welland
42.983099, -79.255640
24
Battle of Cooks Mills National Historic Site - Parks Canada
42.99793, -79.17490
Corner of Lyons Creek and Matthews Roads. This cairn and plaque mark the site along Lyon's Creek where British and Canadian troops forced the Americans to withdraw following a heavy skirmish on the 19th of October 1814 involving men of the Glengarry Light Infantry and the 82nd, 100th and 104th Regiments, supported by a gun and rockets. The Battle of Cook's Mills was the last battle between regular forces on Canadian soil during the War of 1812.
25
Lincoln Street docks & park
42.981110, -79.256007
26
Gaiser Road Park
42.985558, -79.282835
27
Deere Street Park
42.966539, -79.240029
28
Elmwood Park
42.98191, -79.26358
29
Coyle Creek Park
42.984842, - 79.281009