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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada

Learn-to Camp at Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (McDONALD Campground)!

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A Taste of Camping -

FREE mini-workshops!

Saturday June 18th, 2016, 12-4pm (Drop-in)

Want to spice up your camping skills? Parks Canada, Mountain Equipment Co-op and others will show you how it’s done!

Brush up your outdoor skills with fun activities, learn how to cook with everything from tin foil to a Dutch oven, and SAMPLE delicious camping food. We’ll be there, rain or shine!

Where does the event take place?

10740 McDonald Park Road, North Saanich, BC, V8L 5S5

*Please park at the adjacent Blue Heron Park and follow the signs to the campground.

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!

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

After attending a Learn-to Camp event, Parks Canada has many options for those who wish to begin planning their next experience:

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