Happy family in their tent

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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 Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, from July 14-15, to experience camping, the guided way!

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What will you learn?

  • How to pitch a tent
  • How to build a campfire
  • Camping-outdoor recreation safety

You will also have the chance to participate in other activities offered at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic sites during your stay.

What's Provided?

  • Tent
  • Sleeping pads
  • Dinner (a hot meal, such as chili or pasta will be provided by a local caterer Saturday evening as part of the program. Remember to indicate your dietary restrictions when you register).
  • Breakfast (a hot meal, such as eggs, toast and fruit, will be provided by a local caterer Sunday morning as part of the program. Remember to indicate your dietary restrictions when you register).

Where does the event take place?

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603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, BC

How much does the event cost?

  • $44 per participant, up to 6 participants per group.
  • $22 for children 3-5 years old.
  • FREE - Children under 2 years old.

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 and to register for this event, call 1-844-365-2646.

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

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

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