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Following on the footsteps of the International EarthCache Events in Maine and Utah, and building on the highly successful Island Spirit Mega Event, the EarthCache Team, and Landsharkz invite you to join us for 3IEE at the world-class Cowichan Exhibition Grounds.

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October 11 2014
Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, Duncan BC Canada

This is an exciting mega event full of EarthCache seminars, geocaching activities, vendors and more! The Mega hours will be 10am to 4:30pm with an optional dinner at 5:30pm.


There is something for everyone! Stay tuned for more being added all the time!

General Geocaching Sessions

Introduction to GSAK Learn how to use one of the world's top geocaching tools.


Geologist Sessions! Learn about the world around us in a fun and interactive way!

EarthCache Reviewers

Geoaware, GeoawareHQ and geoawareCA! Learn about EarthCaching directly from the people that manage it!

Lab Caches

Only available at selected mega-events! Learn, have fun, and get some special icons while you're at it!

Geocaching Vendors

Vendor area at 3iee! We'll have a variety of vendors with both geocaching supplies and items of local interest.

and Geocaching

Cache in the beautiful Cowichan Valley Within a one hour radius, there are hundreds and hundreds of geocaches! Exciting history and stunning countryside. Come and explore!

Satellite Events

Fun for all geocachers! More events will be added as they are listed!

Thursday October 9th

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (or as late as you wish) Come meet your fellow Earthlings This pub-night meet and greet is hosted by the Cache-Keteers.

Friday October 10th

2:00 pm -4:00 pm Welcome Earthlings Registration Event hosted by the Cache-Keteers. Come and pick up your registration package, meet the organizers and beat the lines the next morning.

VIP Reception - Not an event - by invitation only or register as a friend of the event.

Saturday October 11th

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Third International EarthCache Mega Event (3IEE)

Sunday October 12th

10:00 am - 11:00am Meet & Greet 4 EarthCache Reviewers This meet n' greet will be followed by an EarthCache site visit/tour hosted by AnnieMaroo with FOUR Geoaware volunteers.

Sunday October 12th

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Jewel of the Cowichan Valley Visit the historic Kinsol Trestle - hosted by Diraduck.

Monday October 13th

12:00 noon Giving Thanks for the Terroir of Cowichan Valley Learn about the Terrior that is responsible for the region’s awesome wines - hosted by pracademics.

More Information

There is loads of information - here are some useful links...

3iee website

Full website information Get all the latest info and sign up for our newsletter and check out the blog.

Tourism Cowichan

Tourism Cowichan  This website has loads of information about other things going on in the region.


Cowichan Wineries Click here for a list! Some of the best wines in BC come from the island! Check out the link, there is even a downloadable map!


Camping, Hotels or B&Bs, there is lots to choose from! Places to stay  We will not have camping on site, but there are loads of places to stay in the region.

Discussion Forum

Ask questions and discuss with others at 3iee discussion forum.  Wondering what to bring or wear? What are the local hazards? Want to go geocaching with others? Need to ask details about the Mega Event? Other questions? Your own trip-planning can be made much easier by posting relevant messages in this discussion forum.


1. Log your "Will Attend" on this page

2. Register at

Register on the 3iee website to secure your place, order a meal, coins and a T-shirt. We have multiple registration levels from free to "Friend of the event" which includes access to the VIP Reception. See you there!!

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