What’s the best way to connect with nature? Camping in the great outdoors!


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Sleeping in a tent under the full moon, 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 Coop (MEC) team up to teach hundreds of people how to camp.

Bring the whole family and join us at Thousand Islands National Park to experience camping, the guided way!


 Taking a break at Thousand Islands National Park.

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 Thousand Islands National Park during your stay.

What’s provided?

  • Tent or oTENTik (a cross between a cabin and a tent)
  • Sleeping pads
  • Dinner (bbq)
  • Breakfast (continental)

Where does the event take place?

Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre
1121 - 1000 Islands Parkway (401 exit 675)

Located on the Thousand Islands Parkway between Brockville and Gananoque, Ontario. The Thousand Islands Parkway is accessible from Highway 401 exits 647 to 685 and from the United States via the Thousand Islands International Bridge.
1121 - 1000 Islands Parkway (401 exit 675)

GPS Co-ordinates
Mallorytown Landing: 44.4523, -75.860317


How much does the event cost?

The fee for Learn-to Camp is $44 per adult and $22 per child.

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:

Accommodation at Parks Canada
From rustic to all-inclusive.
Parks Canada Reservation Service
Reserve. Relax. Experience.