New in 2017! Learn-to Camp GTA workshops

Learn-to Camp outreach team

In 2017, Parks Canada expanded the Learn-to Camp program in six hub cities across the country. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is lucky to be one of these hubs, along with Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. In addition to our popular overnight Learn-to Camp experiences, we run Learn-to Camp programming across the GTA, both inside and outside of Rouge National Urban Park.

Come and learn about camping, national parks, hiking, camp cooking, and the outdoors at one of our free workshops at many public libraries across Mississauga, Toronto, and Markham. The Learn-to Camp team will also be showing up at events, festivals, and public spaces across the GTA and roving in the park – stay tuned for more information!

Click here for the Summer 2017 schedule! 


To request a workshop or Learn-to Camp team presence at an event, email rouge@pc.gc.ca


Overnight Learn-to Camp registration opens Spring 2018

Learn-to Camp 2016 group photo

Think you might want to experience the pleasure of overnight camping but just need a helping hand? This summer, register for Parks Canada's Learn-to Camp program in Toronto! This is your opportunity to learn how to plan and enjoy a safe and successful camping trip by yourself, in the company of friends, or with the whole family.

The overnight Learn-to Camp introduces visitors to camping in a fun and exciting way. Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) have teamed up to teach the art of setting-up camp, enjoying the outdoors safely, roasting the perfect marshmallow, and more, while providing you with the skills necessary for a successful night under a starry sky. 


Learn-to Camp overnight (2 separate events): 

  • Summer 2018- date TBD
  • Summer 2018- date TBD

For more information and to register: 1-844-365-2646

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