Thank you for the great participant turn-out during our 2018 events!

Learn-to Camp registrations will open in May 2019.

Learn-to Camp overnight experiences introduce you and your family to the basics of camping in Canada’s beautiful natural settings. Overnight experiences happen at safe and fun locations in national parks and at national historic sites. You’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, or cook outdoors. You’ll enjoy our fun, interpretive programs along with other Parks Canada activities. Book your experience in advance! 2019 event locations and dates will be posted in the spring of 2019.

Learn-to Camp in a city near you!

Parks Canada is offering daytime Learn-to Camp activities in six cities across the country: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Halifax. These Learn-to Camp hubs offer a variety of activities (without needing to stay overnight) at locations near you!

Learn-to camp app

Camping help on the go! The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp app has all the information you need, whether you’re just starting out, or are an experienced camper. The app has advice, checklists, and insider tips.

A for Adventure Videos

Thanks to A for Adventure, one of Parks Canada’s proud Learn-to Camp program collaborators, for capturing these special moments in their series of videos.

Watch them on YouTube

A for Adventure is all about inspiring people to get outside and explore the world around them.

Join us for #LearntoCamp!


A series of vignettes showing families participating in Learn-to Camp activities, including tent workshops, campfire programming, camp cooking demonstrations and various recreational activities.

The ‘Learn to Camp’ program is offered at many National Parks and National Historic Sites throughout Canada.

In collaboration with MEC, alongside many community partners,

this program brings to life the essence of what makes our land and parks so spectacular.


All the basics of camping are covered in an inclusive, safe and FUN way

while leaving plenty of time for lots of exploring, playing and connecting around the campfire!



While the aim of ‘Learn-to Camp’ is to provide the opportunity to learn the fundamentals,

you’ll leave captivated by these incredible places, history and stories of this land and all the people who call it home.

For your chance to experience Learn to camp, come join us this summer… we’ll have the S’mores waiting!

[sound of fire crackling]