You are interested in camping? You would like to live a unique experience or you need a helping hand? Come and try camping in the heart of Québec City with us! On the agenda: workshops to discover the basics of camping and lots of outdoor activities.

The “Learn-to Camp” activity, will give you the opportunity to sleep on the bank of the Lairet River. The Parks Canada guides will create a memorable experience for you and your family during this weekend where you will be introduced to camping ... in the city!


July 6 - 7 2019


$22 per person - Free for kids 7 years and younger


100 participants maximum, reservation mandatory.
Telephone:  418 648-7915


Learn to Camp is an opportunity for new Canadians, young families, and the "young at heart" to learn how to successfully plan overnight camping trips while connecting to Parks Canada’s treasures for years to come. Presented in partnership with Mountain Equipment Co-op, Learn to Camp workshops focus on camping related skills such as wilderness awareness, tenting, and outdoor cooking. Participants will enjoy engaging interpretive programs and other amazing Parks Canada activities.

What’s included

  • Tent and sleeping pads
  • Dinner on saturday and breakfast on Sunday
  • All scheduled workshops and activities
  • Entrance and camping fees

What to bring

  • Sleeping Bags (sleeping bags are NOT provided, please ensure you have one for each member of your group)
  • Pillow
  • Flash light
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing for the outdoors : comfortable shoes, a variety of clothes depending of the weather (remember that it can be cool at night so bring a variety of clothing so that you will be able to layer for warmth)
  • Pyjamas
  • Toys and books for the kids
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles
  • One cup, one bowl, one plate, one fork, spoon, knife PER PERSON
  • A hat to protect you from the sun
  • Personal toiletries
  • Any personal medication
  • Camera
  • Items for young children (bottles, diapers, etc.)
  • Your health card


Learn-to Camp

The functionality and content of the Learn-to Camp app can now be found in the Parks Canada National app. Download it today!

Get it on Google Play 

Activities shown in this video may vary depending on the location.

Join us for #LearntoCamp!


A series of vignettes showing families participating in Learn-to Camp activities, including tent workshops, campfire programming, camp cooking demonstrations and various recreational activities.

The ‘Learn to Camp’ program is offered at many National Parks and National Historic Sites throughout Canada.

In collaboration with MEC, alongside many community partners,

this program brings to life the essence of what makes our land and parks so spectacular.


All the basics of camping are covered in an inclusive, safe and FUN way

while leaving plenty of time for lots of exploring, playing and connecting around the campfire!



While the aim of ‘Learn-to Camp’ is to provide the opportunity to learn the fundamentals,

you’ll leave captivated by these incredible places, history and stories of this land and all the people who call it home.

For your chance to experience Learn to camp, come join us this summer… we’ll have the S’mores waiting!

[sound of fire crackling]