Going to a camping equipment store can be overwhelming: there’s so much choice! You should consider what type of camping trip you will typically go on when choosing your equipment. How many people would you normally camp with? Will you usually drive to a campground, or will you be paddling or hiking in?

You don’t need to buy camping equipment to enjoy camping.

  • Borrow camping equipment from family and friends.
  • Outdoor stores often rent camping equipment.
  • Parks Canada has accommodation options that do not require a tent, and some campsites that are fully equipped!

No matter the type of camping, you need equipment that will keep you comfortable, dry, and warm. Always consider the time of year, the weather, and the campground amenities when finding the right gear for your camping adventure.