* Activity suspended until further notice.

Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op present Learn to Camp, a nationwide program designed to enable all Canadians to take part in various workshops focused on the discovery of camping.

Learn to Camp at the Fort of Coteau du Lac

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Spend the night at the Fort of Coteau-du-Lac - Learn-to camp

The Learn to Camp program gives you an opportunity to camp one night on the site of Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site. Parks Canada specialist welcomes you with the necessary equipment.

It's the best way to become familiar with outdoor activities and learn at the side of experts. Don’t miss your chance: places are limited.

Price and reservations

Price: $88 per tent (max 4 persons). $22 per additional person. Free for children of 5 years old and under.

When? July 8, 2020.

Reservation by phone only: 1 844 365-2646
Please have your credit card ready when you call for a reservation. 50 participants maximum.

Any questions? Contact us at pc.coteau.pc@canada.ca

Summary of activity

A stay at Fort of Coteau-du-Lac
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  • Arrival at noon on the Saturday et departure à noon on the Sunday
  • Master the skill of pitching a tent
  • In addition to camping equipment, cooking equipment, a picnic table and red chairs are available
  • Relax and enjoy the beauties of nature along the St. Lawrence River
  • Discover the site of the Fort of Coteau-du-Lac
  • Enjoy the family area with spray-on tattoos, the PARKA mascot and much more!
  • Cooking workshop and campfire workshop (learn how to light a fire as in 1812)
  • Toast marshmallows on an open fire


  • Noon to 2 pm: Arrival, registration of participants and putting up tents
  • 2 pm: Welcoming
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Workshops in rotation (3 X 20 minutes)
  • 4:30 pm to 5 pm: Camp Cooking
  • 5:30 to 6:30 Cooking competition
  • 7 pm: Animation / Parks Canada staff
  • 8 pm: Campfire workshop
  • 8:30 pm to 10 pm: Marshmallows around the campfire, musician and free time
  • 10 pm: Curfew
  • 7 am: Early Birds
  • 8 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Yoga class
  • 10 am: Take down the tents
  • 11 am: Group photo and departure


What's included
  • Tent and sleeping pads
  • Picnic table
  • Chairs
  • Camping Stove
  • 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)
  • Pyjama
  • 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