New in 2017! Learn-to Camp in the community

In 2017, Parks Canada is expanding our Learn-to Camp program in six hubs across the country. The Greater Toronto Area 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 will be running Learn-to Camp programming across the Greater Toronto Area, both inside and out 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!

Overnight Learn-to Camp registration opens May 3

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):

  • July 29th-30th (SOLD OUT)
  • July 30th-31st  (SOLD OUT)

For more information and to register: 1-844-364-2646 (Both events are currently sold out, but there is a waiting list) 

Ready for your own camping adventure? Here are some helpful hints for a memorable camping trip.