Learn-to Camp with Parks Canada


Parka, Parks Canada mascot, is posing for a photo with two fathers and their children.

Title: Learn to camp

A mother and her daughter are building a tent. There's a beautiful view of some tall flowers beside them.

A Parks Canada employee is helping some people put a fly on their tent.

Title: From coast to coast this summer!

Three boys are playing with some tent poles on the ground.

In the tent, a big sister is telling her younger sister, who is outside the tent, to give her a bag.

A mother and daughter are walking along a path that goes through the camp site. Tents sit right beside the path.

A table full of camping gear including stoves and small gas tanks.

A family of 5 is talking to a Parks Canada employee who is leading a cooking activity.

A Parks Canada employee is demontration to a large group how to set up and light up a fire.

A group of participants is going on a hike over a rock surrounde by trees.

Five people are walking on a path surrounded by trees and wildlife.

A group of guys are playing soccer at the camp site.

A Parks Canada employee is leading a group into song with added arm movements.

A Parks Canada employee is playing the bango accompanied by a large group singing. Many tents surround them.

It's night time and three kids are roasting marshmallows on the fire.

Title: Where memories are made

The credits come up showing the Parks Canada Logo along with MEC.

Title: Join us!

parkscanada.gc.ca/learntocamp 1-888-773-8888 The credits come up showing Parks Canada Logo along with MEC.

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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.

Experience camping, the guided way at Fort Langley National Historic Site! 

  • July 7-8, 2018 
New Canadians participating in the Parks Canada Learn to Camp program

What will you learn?

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

You will also have the chance to participate in other activities offered at Fort Langley National Historic Site 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?

23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, BC.

How much does the event cost?

2018 Rates

  • $44 per participant
  • $22 from 3-5 years old
  • FREE - 2 years old and under

Taxes included.

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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