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 MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) team up to teach hundreds of people how to camp.

Bring the whole family and join us at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site on July 20 to 21, 2019, from 1 pm on Saturday to 11 am on Sunday, to experience camping, the guided way! EVENT IS SOLD OUT! 


group of people setting up tent

What will you learn?

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

You will also have the chance to participate in activities offered at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site during your stay.

two adults and child paddle in canoe

What’s provided?

  • Tent 
  • Sleeping pads
  • Group dinner on Saturday
  • Group breakfast on Sunday
  • All workshops and activities

Two meals are included in the event fees. Camping gear and workshops are provided but participants must bring additional food and sleeping bags.

Where does the event take place?

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site is located in the community of Maitland Bridge.

The civic address is 3005 Main Parkway, Maitland Bridge, NS

GPS coordinates: N 44.43829 W 65.20860

How much does the event cost?

The fee for Learn-to Camp 2019 is $44 (taxes included) per adult (17 years+) and $22 per child (ages 6-16). Children 5 years of age and under are free. Park entry is 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?

Registration starts May 11th. To register for this event, call 1-844-365-2646. Reserve early, space is limited. EVENT IS SOLD OUT! 

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

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