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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada

Learn-to Camp

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Keen to camp with your family, but not sure where to start? We can help! Parks Canada, Mountain Equipment Co-op and volunteers will show you how it’s done at an overnight event. Learn how to set up a tent, cook over a camp stove and rainproof your site. Enjoy special workshops with Coast Salish guests. Circle up around the campfire with new friends and a mug of cocoa.

Learn about other Parks Canada camping opportunities on Vancouver Island, including equipment rental at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and oTENTiks (a tent with a bed!) at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.

Learn-to Camp 2014

  • Date/Time: 1 pm on Saturday, June 14 to noon on Sunday, June 15
  • Venue: McDonald Campground near the Town of Sidney
  • Cost: $22 per person, includes most equipment and some meals.
  • Registration: opens April 18
  • Contact: call 1-888-773-8888