Learn-to Camp at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site

Come and live with us a unique family camping experience in the heart of Quebec City! .

The Parks Canada team invites you to sleep on the banks of the Lairet River. Parks Canada’s Guides will provide you with a memorable experience this weekend as you participate in a variety of outdoor learning activities and workshops.   


July 8-9, 2023. 
Did you know that we offer one other Learn-to camp activitie at Lévis Forts National Historic Site (June 17-18, 2023) ?


$77.00 for the first adult. Then $19.25 per additional family member who is 7 years old or over. There is no fee for children under 7 years old (4 to 6 people from the same family per tent).


Limited attendance. Reservation mandatory and starting on May 15, 2023. 
Telephone:  418-445-6403
Email: reservations.fortifications@pc.gc.ca   


Learn-to Camp is an opportunity for new Canadians and young families to learn how to successfully plan overnight camping trips while connecting to Parks Canada’s treasures for years to come. Presented in collaboration with Mountain Equipment Company. Participants will enjoy engaging interpretive programs and other amazing Parks Canada activities.

On the agenda:
  • Dances to Latin American tunes
  • Campfire, singer and marshmallows
  • Outdoor cinema and popcorn
  • Camping workshop
  • And much more!

What’s included

  • Tent and sleeping pads
  • Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday
  • All scheduled workshops and activities
  • Entrance and camping fees

What to bring

  • Sleeping Bags (sleeping bags are NOT provided, please ensure you have one for each member of your group)
  • Pillow
  • Flash light
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing for the outdoors : comfortable shoes, a variety of clothes depending on the weather (remember that it can be cool at night so bring a variety of clothing so that you will be able to layer for warmth)
  • Pyjamas
  • Toys and books for the kids
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles
  • One cup, one bowl, one plate, one fork, spoon, knife PER PERSON
  • A hat to protect you from the sun
  • Personal toiletries
  • Any personal medication
  • Camera
  • Items for young children (bottles, diapers, etc.)
  • Your health card


Learn-to Camp

The functionality and content of the Learn-to Camp app can now be found in the Parks Canada National app. Download it today!

Activities shown in this video may vary depending on the location.

Join us for #LearntoCamp!


A series of vignettes showing families participating in Learn-to Camp activities, including tent workshops, campfire programming, camp cooking demonstrations and various recreational activities.

The ‘Learn to Camp’ program is offered at many National Parks and National Historic Sites throughout Canada.

In collaboration with MEC, alongside many community partners,

this program brings to life the essence of what makes our land and parks so spectacular.


All the basics of camping are covered in an inclusive, safe and FUN way

while leaving plenty of time for lots of exploring, playing and connecting around the campfire!



While the aim of ‘Learn-to Camp’ is to provide the opportunity to learn the fundamentals,

you’ll leave captivated by these incredible places, history and stories of this land and all the people who call it home.

For your chance to experience Learn to camp, come join us this summer… we’ll have the S’mores waiting!

[sound of fire crackling]

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