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Riding Mountain National Park

Learn-to-Camp at Riding Mountain National Park!


What’s a great way to connect with nature? Camping in the great outdoors!

Sleeping in a tent under the stars, taking an evening flashlight walk, telling stories around the campfire, it’s time to start the tradition and make some memories!

Thinking about learning how to camp? Every year, Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) team up to teach hundreds of people how to camp.

Bring the whole family and join us at Riding Mountain National Park to experience camping, the guided way!

2016 Events

  • August 27 & 28: Learn-to Camp “in the backcountry”
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Participant setting up a tent in Riding Mountain National Park, MB Tent set-up
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What will you learn?

  • How to pitch a tent
  • How to build a campfire
  • Camping safety
  • Camp cooking

You will also have the chance to participate in a variety of activities and workshops!

What’s provided?

  • Tent
  • Sleeping pads
  • Lunch (Saturday)
  • Campfire snacks (Saturday)
  • Breakfast (Sunday)

Where do the events take place?

August 27 & 28: Minnedosa River Backcountry Campsite in Riding Mountain National Park

How much do the events cost?

The fee for Learn-to Camp is $44 per person, $22 for ages 16 and under.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate in the Learn-to Camp program, if you want to learn how to camp, you are welcome to join us!

How do I register?

For more information or to register call 1-888-773-8888 or call Patrick at 1-204-848-7275 or e-mail us at

After I have learned how to camp, where do I start?

After attending a Learn-to Camp event, you will likely be comfortable camping on your own. Parks Canada has many options for those who wish to begin planning their next experience: