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 22 and July 23, 2017 to experience camping, the guided way!

What will you learn?

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

    Child learning how to set up a tent, Signal Hill National Historic Site, St. John’s, NL

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

Couple paddling in KejimkujikPaddle the gentle waterways of Kejimkujik
© Parks Canada/S. Munn

Stars in a dark sky at Kejimkujik
The Dark Sky Preserve at Kejimkujik offers
breathtaking stargazing
 © Parks Canada/C. Green


What’s provided?

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

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 2017 is $44 (taxes included) per adult and $22 per child (ages 6-16). Children 5 years of age and under are free. Park entry is free in 2017.

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 start May 5th. To register for this event, call 1-844-365-2646. Reserve early, space is limited. The deadline for registration is July 15th 2017.

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: