Learn-to Camp registrations will open in May 2017.

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Think you might want to experience the pleasure of camping overnight but just need a helping hand? Register for Parks Canada's Learn-to Camp events, co-presented with MEC! These events are hosted across Canada and offer you the opportunity to learn how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips.

Events feature workshops on camping related skills like how to set up a tent or cook in the outdoors. Participants have the opportunity to enjoy fun interpretive programs and other Parks Canada activities.

Come and enjoy the experience of camping at one of our events!

Registration

Call 1-844-365-2646. Please note the schedule for registrations.
  • British Columbia and Alberta: Monday, May 1st,10:00 am EDT
  • Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Tuesday, May 2nd, 10:00 am EDT
  • Ontario (Rouge NUP): Wednesday, May 3rd, 10:00 am EDT
  • Ontario (other locations): Thursday, May 4th, 10:00 am EDT
  • Quebec and Maritimes: Friday, May 5th, 10:00 am EDT

2017 Event dates and locations

British Columbia (Registration starts May 1st, 10:00 am)

Alberta (Registration starts May 1st, 10:00 am)

  • Elk Island National Park: June 24-25
  • Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site: July 14-15-16 and August 18-19-20
  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site: July 22-23

Saskatchewan (Registration starts May 2nd, 10:00 am)

  • Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo : June 11 *day event 
  • Fort Walsh National Historic Site: July 15-16
  • Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site: July 22-23
  • Fort Battleford National Historic Site: August 12-13
  • Batoche National Historic Site: August 19-20
  • Grasslands National Park (East Block): June 17-18 and September 2-3 (register through the park directly: 306-476-2018)
  • Grasslands National Park (West Block): June 17-18 and September 2-3 (register through the park directly: 306-298-2257)

Manitoba (Registration starts May 2nd, 10:00 am)

  • Riding Mountain National Park (backcountry): September 16-17

Ontario (Registration starts May 3rd for Rouge NUP; May 4th for other sites)

Quebec (Registration starts May 5th, 10:00 am)

Nova Scotia (Registration starts May 5th, 10:00 am)

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site: June 24-25
  • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site: July 22-23

Newfoundland and Labrador (Registration starts May 5th , 10:00 am)

  • Signal Hill National Historic Site: August 19-20

Call 1-844-365-2646 for more information.

Learn to Camp with Parks Canada

Transcript

Parka, Parks Canada mascot, is posing for a photo with two fathers and their children.

Title: Learn to camp

A mother and her daughter are building a tent. There's a beautiful view of some tall flowers beside them.

A Parks Canada employee is helping some people put a fly on their tent.

Title: From coast to coast this summer!

Three boys are playing with some tent poles on the ground.

In the tent, a big sister is telling her younger sister, who is outside the tent, to give her a bag.

A mother and daughter are walking along a path that goes through the camp site. Tents sit right beside the path.

A table full of camping gear including stoves and small gas tanks.

A family of 5 is talking to a Parks Canada employee who is leading a cooking activity.

A Parks Canada employee is demontration to a large group how to set up and light up a fire.

A group of participants is going on a hike over a rock surrounde by trees.

Five people are walking on a path surrounded by trees and wildlife.

A group of guys are playing soccer at the camp site.

A Parks Canada employee is leading a group into song with added arm movements.

A Parks Canada employee is playing the bango accompanied by a large group singing. Many tents surround them.

It's night time and three kids are roasting marshmallows on the fire.

Title: Where memories are made

The credits come up showing the Parks Canada Logo along with MEC.

Title: Join us!

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