Follow the Trails of 1885 Geo Quest

The Trails of 1885 geocaching route is temporarily closed for maintenance. Please return to this site in the near future for an exciting new route with new caches.

However, the Trails of 1885 geocache at the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery is open year round.

Fort Carlton Provincial Park

26km W of Duck Lake on Hwy 212;
(or approximately 100km N of Saskatoon via Hwys 11 and 212)
P: 306-467-5205 TF:1-800-205-7070
W: www.saskparks.net/fortcarlton

Used as a base for the North West Mounted police and civilian volunteers in the first battle of the North West Resistance on Mar. 26, 1885 near Duck Lake.

Fort Carlton

Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery

Humboldt, Sk.
Corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue
Tel: 306.682-5226 Fax:306.682-1430
Email: humboldt.museum@sasktel.net
W: www.humboldtmuseum.ca

Geocaching Info: Discover the stories of our community in our fully accessible national historic site. View the Humboldt Telegraph Station exhibit, Sports Hall of Fame, Artists Showcase, Gift Shop and Archives. Visit the Original Humboldt site which is a significant part of Canadian history through the building of the Dominion Telegraph Line, settling western Canada, and a vital military site during the 1885 NorthWest Resistance. Geocache visitors receive a questionnaire which must be filled out to determine the location of the cache. The program operates from Tuesday - Saturdays 1 - 5 pm, and extended hours in July and August of Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays from 1 - 5 pm. Admission by donation.

police

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Cypress Hills Provincial Park, SK
(55km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271)
P: 306-662-2645 P:306-662-3590
W: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/walsh

Geocaching Info: Big Bear signed Treaty #6 at Fort Walsh in 1882 which resulted in his band wintering on the Frog Lake reserve. Concerns expressed at Fort Walsh by Wandering Spirit would resurface with dire consequences in Frog Lake in 1885. Geocachers must figure out the secret clue given at the visitor centre to determine the coordinates of the cache. Open May long weekend to Sept. long weekend. Regular admission fees apply.

Fort Walsh

Prince Albert Historical Museum

Prince Albert, SK
10 River Street E
P: 306-764-2992
W: www.historypa.com

Geocaching Info: Prince Albert was on the periphery of the events of 1885; a 'Fort of Refuge' was constructed around Church Square to protect settlers, Louis Riel spoke at Treston Hall and many people from the Prince Albert area went into battle. The city is full of history leading up to the months of conflict. Geocachers must figure out the clue given at the PA Historical Museum to determine the location of the cache. Open May 22 to Aug 31 daily 9am - 5pm. Regular admission fees apply.

police

Steele Narrows Provincial Park

Steele Narrows Provincial Park, SK
(15 km West of Loon Lake on grid road 699. Steele Narrows is a short drive from Makwa Lake Provincial Park.)
P: 306-837-2410

Geocaching Info: The final battle of the 1885 North West Resistance took place on June 3, 1885 at what is now Steele Narrows Provincial Park.
Cache: N 54 02.410 W 109 19.162.
Open mid May to the end of Sept. Free admission.

steel narrows

Fort Battleford National Historic Site

Battleford, SK
(4.8km SE of North Battleford, through Battleford and SE on Central Ave.)
P: 306-937-2621
W: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/battleford

Geocaching Info: Established in 1876 by the North West Mounted Police, Fort Battleford became the refuge for 500 settlers during the North West Resistance of 1885. The settlers had feared an attack from Chief Poundmaker's Cree. Geocachers must figure out the secret clue given at the visitor centre to determine the coordinates of the cache.

Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 22 - June 29, Wednesday to Friday
June 30 - September 2, Daily

Regular admission fees apply.

Fort Battleford

Batoche National Historic Site

Batoche, SK
(15km E of Rosthern on Hwy 312, then 11km N on Hwy 225 along the South Saskatchewan River.)
P: 306-423-6227
W: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/batoche

Geocaching Info: Location of a major battle of the North West Resistance between the Métis and the Canadian Government. Visitors can see original trenches, bullet holes and rifle pits. Geocachers must figure out the secret clue given at the visitor centre to determine the coordinates of the cache. Open mid May to mid Sept., two part cache with Battle of Tourond's Coulee. Regular admission fees apply.

Open 9:00 am-5:00 pm
May 20 - June 28, Monday to Friday
June 29 - September 2, Daily
September 5 - October 12, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Batoche Fiddlers

Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre & Battlefield

Duck Lake, SK
(5 Anderson Ave, Duck Lake, adjacent to Hwy 11)
P: 306-467-2057 TF: 1-866-467-2057
W: www.dlric.org

Geocaching Info: Relive the turbulent late 1880s from three perspectives: pioneer, First Nations and Métis. Artifacts, documents, photographs and art show the ways of life, focusing on the North West Resistance and the stories of the people of the region. Visit the battlefield where the first shots of the North West Resistance were fired in 1885 about three km west of Duck Lake along Hwy 212. Geocache visitors receive a questionnaire which must be filled out to determine the location of the cache. The program operates 10 am - 5:30 pm. daily May long weekend to September long weekend. Regular admission fees apply.

duck lake

 

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