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.

This year we have made it our mission to bring camping and the outdoors to you online with roadtripspodcastsvideos, and the Parks Canada app!

Learn-to Camp road trip

Come along on our Nova Scotia road trip with A for Adventure! Experience one of the best parts about camping: sharing songs, stories, and adventures with friends at Parks Canada places! Learn how to fight invasive species, make music, enjoy the woods, and more, all from the comfort of your home.


YouTube video: The Hokey Pokey in Mi'kmaw
Coming soon!


YouTube video: Raven and Crow
Coming soon!


YouTube video: The Raven Story (Mi'kmaw)
Coming soon!

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: 

  • 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 Halifax 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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