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Castle Hill National Historic Site of Canada

Learn to Camp amidst the stone ruins and rich history of a 17th century fort

Learn To Camp © Chris Newhook

Set amidst the ruins of a 17th century stone fort and overlooking picturesque Placentia Bay, a Learn to Camp experience at Castle Hill blends enlightening seminars, stunning panoramas and captivating history.


You’ve never been camping. But you’ve always wanted to try. And Castle Hill National Historic Site provides a captivating location to learn the skills you need to foster a lifetime of authentic outdoor experiences. Just pack a sleeping bag, pillow, clothing and personal items and Parks Canada provides the rest. Within a historic site that has stood since the 1600s, home to battles that forged the path of a nation, engaging staff will guide you through setting up a tent, cooking outdoors, building a fire—and roasting marshmallows—and more. A variety of enlightening activities illuminate the site’s cultural and natural value. A sunset complements the panoramic vista over Placentia Bay. Stargaze surrounded by ruins from a turbulent history. Whether you’re new to Canada or just new to camping, an amazing experience awaits at Castle Hill National Historic Site.


Dates : August 15, 2015. To reserve your space, call (709) 772-6427