Nova Scotia

For more information, please contact the Nova Scotia reviewer using the link on the right

Canadian EarthCache info can be found on the  Canadian EarthCache Wiki Page. They are handled by a different reviewer, specifically, an EarthCache reviewer.

Geocaching HQ are providing updates related to COVID-19 - click here to view

Covid-19 Nova Scotia reference sites:

Parks Canada

Permission and a permit are required for caches placed in a National Park

Parks Canada geocaching policy

Contact Info: No main contact. Players are to contact each Park Superintendent on their own.

Deparment of National Defense Lands (DND)

All Department of National Defense property is out of bounds for all geocaching.

Indian Reserves / First Nations

First Nations lands are private property and caches cannot be published on tribal property without written permission from the local Band.


The Rail Safety Group of Transport Canada regulates the railway industry in Canada. 

Section 26.1 of the Railway Safety Act makes it an offense to trespass on any railway lands in Canada.

Caches that require access to and/or are situated near railway lines may be subject to additional scrutiny during the Review process.

In Nova Scotia a distance of 46m (150ft) from railroad tracks is required. The only exception would be an impassable barrier between the geocache and the railroad.

Geocaches placed along Rails to Trails projects will be considered once the rails themselves have been removed.

CacheViewer posts updates on the Association of NS Geocaching facebook page

Association of NS Geocaching


About This Guide

The local laws and guidelines for geocaching placement vary from place to place. As community reviewers learn geocache placement policies for a certain location, they can add it here. This site may not be a complete or accurate list of land policies. These policies are made by the land owner or manager, they are neither the reviewer’s nor Geocaching HQ’s. This guide is just for reference, if no policies for the area you’re looking for are listed, that doesn't mean no policies exist. You must still obtain permission to place your geocache from the landowner or land manager,comply with all applicable laws, and follow the Geocaching Listing Requirements.

If you have an update, email the community reviewer(s) listed.

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