Are you interested in camping but don’t know where to begin? The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp program gives you the knowledge and skills to feel confident planning your first camping adventure!

Learn-to Camp offers local workshops, day activities, and overnight events for new Canadians, young families, and members of the black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) community in Halifax. 

Learn more about the outdoors and what to find at Parks Canada sites in Mainland Nova Scotia with the Learn-to Camp road trip video series and the Learn-to Camp podcast

Learn-to Camp Halifax activities, events, and workshops

Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
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Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
Overnight events
Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.
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Thinking Outside: the Learn-to Camp podcast
Learn-to Camp in Halifax with Parks Canada.

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! 

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Learn-to Camp basics with Parks Canada
Learn-to Camp in Halifax 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 on our national webpage: 

  • How to make a packing checklist
  • What camping equipment you need
  • How to set up tents and tarps
  • How to start a campfire
  • How to set up your camp kitchen
  • What makes for a great camping recipe
  • How to stay safe
  • How to respect 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.

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 Co-ordinator: aaron.shenkman@canada.ca

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