Are you interested in camping but don’t know where to begin? The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident planning and carrying out your first camping adventure.

COVID-19 may have interrupted our plans to join you outside this summer, but we've made it our mission to bring camping and the outdoors to you online with podcasts, videos, and the Parks Canada app!

Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
Thinking Outside: the Learn-to Camp Podcast

Parks Canada and Friends of Keji are proud to present Thinking Outside: the Learn-to Camp Podcast.

Join us around our digital campfire as we feature tales from some of Nova Scotia's best storytellers, adventurers, and interpreters about what makes camping so important.

Learn about how camping can improve your mental health, what camping is like for new Canadians, and more! The s'mores are almost ready, so come in and take your place around the fire!

New episodes available all summer!

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Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
Learn-to Camp with Parks Canada


Camping is a great way to connect with nature. All you need is some simple equipment, a little planning, a few basic skills, and you’re on your way to a wonderful camping trip!

Learn the basics about how to camp: 

  • Packing checklist
  • Camping equipment
  • Tents and tarps
  • How to start a campfire
  • Your camp kitchen
  • Camping recipes
  • Safety tips
  • Wildlife

Parks Canada app

Parks Canada's app will make your trip planning and site visit even better. Plan the perfect stay with tips for new campers, packing lists, and even recipes!

Be sure to update your app for the season!

The app is available for free in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Learn to Camp activities, events, and workshops

Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
Pop-up activities
Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
Overnight events
Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.

All Learn-to Camp in Halifax pop-up activities, overnight events, and workshops are cancelled for 2020.

Connect with us online this summer! Our brand new project: Thinking Outside: the Learn-to Camp Podcast will connect you with amazing guests and memorable stories about camping and the outdoors! Download new episodes all summer! Learn more

More information

For more information on our workshops, or to book a Learn-to Camp session for your group, please contact the Learn-to Camp Coordinator:

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