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; most of the time they are held in national parks and at national historic sites. You’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, light up a campfire or cook outdoors. You’ll enjoy our fun, interpretive programs along with other Parks Canada activities specific to the site you will be visiting. Book your experience in advance!

Registration

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.

Event registration opening dates vary; please check the schedule below for details.

Registration fees vary depending on programming and provided services.

2019 Event dates and locations

British Columbia

Site name
Event date
Registration opens on
Call to register
Site name: Woodward’s Landing (City of Richmond)
Event date: July 13-14
Registration opens on: May 6
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Event date: July 20-21
Registration opens on: May 6
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Event date: July 27-28
Registration opens on: May 6
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Camp McLean
Event date: August 17-18
Registration opens on: May 6
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Alberta

Site name
Event date
Registration opens on:
Call to register:
Site name: Elk Island National Park
Event date: July 6-7, July 27-28, August 17-18
Registration opens on: May 6
Call to register: Contact the Park directly
1-780-922-5790

Ontario

Site name
Event date
Registration opens on:
Call to register:
Site name: Rouge National Urban Park
A maximum of three tents can be booked by one group or individual
Event date: June 22-23
July 6-7
July 13-14
July 20-21
July 27-28
Registration opens on: May 7
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Rouge National Urban Park
A maximum of three tents can be booked by one group or individual
Event date: August 3-4
August 10-11
August 17-18
August 24-25
Registration opens on: May 8
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Rideau Canal National Historic Site (Newboro)
Event date: July 20-21
Registration opens on: May 9
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Event date: July 27-28
Registration opens on: May 9
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Event date: August 10-11
Registration opens on: May 9
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
Event date: August 17-18
Registration opens on: May 9
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Quebec

Site name
Event date
Registration opens on:
Call to register:
Event date: June 8-9
Registration opens on: May 10 at 1 pm
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Event date: June 15-16
July 6-7
August 3-4
August 17-18
Registration opens on: May 10 at 1 pm
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site
Event date: July 6-7
Registration opens on: May 10 at 1 pm
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
Event date: July 27-28
Registration opens on: May 10 at 1 pm
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Nova Scotia

Site name
Event date
Registration opens on:
Call to register:
Site name: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Event date: July 20-21
Registration opens on: May 10
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: York Redoubt National Historic Site
Event date: August 3-4
August 10-11
August 17-18
August 24-25
Registration opens on: May 10
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Newfoundland

Site name
Event date
Registration opens on:
Call to register:
Site name: Castle Hill National Historic Site
Event date: July 13-14
Registration opens on: May 10
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Port au Choix National Historic Site
Event date: August 3-4
Registration opens on: May 10
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Site name: Signal Hill National Historic Site
Event date: August 17-18
Registration opens on: May 10
Call to register: 1-844-365-2646

Call 1-844-365-2646 for more information.

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

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!

Transcript

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.

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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!

[Music]

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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]