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Hostel No. 1

A cache by ScouterHerb & MrsB Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/26/2013
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a regular Lock-N-Lock with a few trade items.


This cache will take you across the street from the site of the first Youth Hostel in North America.

It opened on July 1st, 1933 as the Canadian Youth hostel at Bragg Creek, Alberta. It was a tent rented from Calgary Tent & Awning and was erected by the Barclay sisters.

Photo courtesy Glenbow Museum

It was erected on the property of Ida May and Harry White, on what is now White Avenue. A plaque marking the spot is now placed in front of the White home, next to the original Trading Post (now an Ice Cream Parlor), across the street form the cache.

It was the first of eventually three locations for the hostel in the Bragg Creek area.

More information on the hostel and the plaque is available at Bragg

FTF prize is a small "Write in the Rain" Log Book.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs gerr guvax yvxr n tbcure

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 5/20/2018 3:28:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:28 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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