Learn-to Camp overnight experiences introduce you and your camping party to the basics of camping in Canada’s beautiful natural settings. Overnight experiences happen at safe and fun locations; and vary in offer based on the site (please see links below for more specific information). You’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, light up a campfire or cook outdoors. Book your experience in advance!

Calendar of events 2022

Calendar of events 2022
Site name Province Dates Registration open on For More Information
Woodward's Landing (City of Richmond) British Columbia July 16-17 May 16th 1-844-365-2646
Long Island Lock Station, Rideau Canal National Historic Site Ontario July 23-24; August 6-7 May 17th 1-844-365-2646
Newboro Lock Station, Rideau Canal National Historic Site Ontario August 20-21 May 17th 1-844-365-2646
Lachine Canal National Historic Site – Raceway Bank Quebec July 2-3, 23-24;
August 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
May 18th 1-844-365-2646
Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site Quebec July 9-10 July May 19th 1-418-648-7915
Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Quebec July 16-17 May 19th 1-844-365-2646
Port au Choix National Historic Site Newfoundland and Labrador August 6-7 May 20th 1-844-365-2646
Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland and Labrador August 13-14 May 20th 1-844-365-2646


Call 1-844-365-2646 to register.

The registration line is open from 10 AM to 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Monday to Friday.

Registration fees vary depending on programming and provided services.

Learn-to Camp

The functionality and content of the Learn-to Camp app can now be found in the Parks Canada National app. Download it today!

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]