Garmin GPS units

close up on GPS unit in someone's hand

These GPS units are good companions for books such as Hiking Trails of Cape Breton or Waterfalls of Nova Scotia. Both of these books use GPS coordinates to indicate locations of trail heads and other interesting landmarks. Geocachers may also find these GPS units to be helpful.

You can find these GPS Units in the library catalogue and place a hold on one to borrow.

For more information on how to use the Garmin ExTrex Legend refer to the User manual that is loaned out with the kit . There are also some videos on YouTube (such as the one posted below), which demonstrate how to enter GPS coordinates on these devices.

Cape Breton Regional Library’s Nature Backpacks are also available to borrow – the backpacks have books and suggested activities for exploring nature with your family.