Fraser Valley Cache Bash Leap
Off - February 29, 2020, 10:30 am - Noon at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550
Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC.
- Geocache submission deadline - March 21, 2020
- Geocache publication day - April 4, 2020
- Nominations for prizes closes at 9pm - May 1, 2020
Community Celebration Event
& BBQ - May 2, 2020, 5-7pm, Hougen Park, Abbotsford
So you want to hide a cache for Fraser Valley Cache Bash. We have some guidelines for
having your geocache included in this event.
- Event Boundaries
- The western boundary on the south side of the Fraser River is 196 Street
(Surrey/Langley border), and on the north side of the Fraser River, it is either
Pitt River or Pitt Lake. Barnston Island is excluded as are any islands in the
Pitt River south of Pitt Lake.
- The southern boundary is N49 00.250 - slightly north of the Canada/US
- The eastern boundary is the east side of Coquihalla Canyon Provincial
- The northern boundary is N 49 42.500. Along Highway 1 that's Alexandra Bridge
Provincial Park (N 49 42.500 W 121 25.000).
FVCB Boundaries -
Map of FVCB Boundaries for 2020 A KML file of the boundaries is also
(click for larger version)
- If you would like to hide FVCB caches (no pressure) they can be hidden and
submitted until March 21, 2020 (2 weeks before the publication date). Late
submissions may not be reviewed in time for publication on April 4, 2020, and will be
reviewed as time permits. Late submissions will still be considered for
- Please hide containers that are small, regular, large or other. There are more
than enough micro containers out there!
- The key to winning a trophy is Quality, not Quantity. Please
consider taking some extra time to hide something special, interesting, or
- Cache Pages:
- Cache Title must include the abbreviation FVCB3 at the END
of the title. This lets people search for caches for this event, and keeps it out
of the way for those people using handheld GPS receivers. Example: My Epic Cache
- If your cache is hidden on private property, make sure to say as much in the
cache description so people know they're allowed to seek the cache there.
- To help reduce damage to an area, please include a useful hint. Hints such as
"a typical hide" is not a useful hint. A lot of people may be searching for this
cache in the first few days.
- Reviewer Notes are required on all cache hides and should include the
- Describe the container in detail (eg. medium size rectangular L&L, and
has Geocache written on the outside and contact information inside it; or a
birdhouse hanging from a branch with a wire loop).
- Describe where and how you've hidden it (eg. under a pile of sticks 3m
from an established trail, or zap strapped to a branch). Be prepared to
submit a photo if the Reviewer asks for it.
- Is your cache a Mystery Cache? If so, you must describe the method for
solving it clearly in your Reviewer Note. This information will be deleted
before your cache is published.
- Is your cache on private property? If so let the Reviewer know and
provide them with the land owner’s or manager’s contact information.
- If your cache is in a Provincial Park let the reviewer know that you have
read the BC Parks Policy (pdf) and your cache is in compliance.
- If your cache is hidden in a Metro Vancouver Park (ie. Derby Reach
Regional Park), please read and follow
their geocaching guidelines. One thing to note in their guidelines is
that geocaches must be 500m from each other.
- If your cache is hidden in an Indian Reserve, please provide permission
for your hide when you submit it for review.
- Please read the
guidelines before creating your cache page on geocaching.com. They may
have been updated since the last time you read them.
- IMPORTANT: Add: "This is an FVCB cache. Please publish
it on Saturday, April 4, 2020".
Note: You may not hear from a reviewer unless there is a problem with your cache.
All caches submitted for Fraser Valley Cache Bash will hopefully be published on the
morning of April 4, 2020 between 8am and 10am. Have your car gassed up, snacks and
beverages in the cooler, and be ready to go and you might be one of the lucky few who
will be First to Find! There is no kickoff event on April 4th - you'll be able to use
the Geocaching Search feature to find the caches and start as soon as they're
published. Or click
to run the search directly after they have been published.
Trophies may be awarded in these (or other) categories, based on your nominations, and
based on what caches are actually hidden.
- Brilliant camo job
- Excellent puzzle cache
- Awesome night cache
- Wonderful trail series
- Spectacular multi-cache
- Evil cache (tricky, frustrating or whatever)
Please send us your nominees for trophies. There will be a trophy for each category. We
will provide a nomination form on this website once the caches are published. Make sure
to note the GC Code and Cache Name when you find a cache worth nominating. All
nominations for trophies must be made by Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9pm. Late submissions
will not be considered.
The wrap-up event will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 2, 2020 in East
Abbotsford. We will hand out trophies to the lucky winners in each category.
Want to Help?
We're looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks including helping organize the
wrap-up event and creating trophies. If you're interested, please use the Contact Form
to get in touch
if you want to help out.