Overnight experiences

Learn-to Camp overnight experiences introduce you and your camping party to the basics of camping in Canada’s beautiful natural settings. Overnight experiences happen at safe and fun locations; and vary in offer based on the site. You’ll learn camping skills like how to set up a tent, light up a campfire or cook outdoors. Book your experience in advance!

Registration

Unless stated otherwise, registration for these overnight events start on Monday May 13, 2024.

Call 1-844-365-2646 to register unless specified otherwise.

The registration line is open from 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Monday to Friday.

Registration fees vary depending on programming and provided services.

Calendar of events 2024


British Columbia


Site
Woodward’s Landing (City of Richmond)
Event dates
July 27 to 28
Registration open on
May 13
1 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
For more information or registration
1-844-365-2646

Site
Smonecten Campground in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Event dates
August 10 to 11
Registration open on
May 13
1 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
For more information or registration
1-844-365-2646

Alberta


Site
Elk Island National Park
Event dates
August 10 to 11
Registration open on
May 13
1 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
For more information or registration
1-844-365-2646

Ontario


Site
Long Island Lock Station, Rideau Canal National Historic Site
Event dates
July 13 to 14
August 10 to 11
Registration open on
May 13
10 am, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
For more information or registration
1-844-365-2646

Québec


Site
Lachine Canal National Historic Site – Raceway Bank
Event dates
July 13 to 14
July 27 to 28
Registration open on
May 13
10 am, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
For more information or registration
1-844-365-2646

Privacy notice

The information you provide is collected under the authority of subsection 4 (1) of the Canada National Parks Act, as part of the Learn-to Camp program.

Your participation in the Learn-to Camp program is voluntary. Refusal to provide personal information will prevent you from participating in activities.

Aggregate data may be shared with the Social Sciences team of the External Relations and Visitor Experience Branch for statistical, evaluation and planning purposes.

Your personal information may be used and disclosed for strategic analysis, research and evaluation purposes. The uses and/or disclosure of your responses will never result in an administrative decision being made about you.

Your personal information is administered in accordance with the Canada National Parks Act, the Privacy Act and other applicable laws. You have the right to the protection of, access to, and correction of your personal information collected with your registration to our program and on the consent form, which is described in Personal Information Bank Learn-to Camp PC PPU 095. Instructions for obtaining this information are outlined in the government publication entitled Info Source, which is available at www.infosource.gc.ca.

You have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution’s handling of your personal information. You can avail yourself of this right by visiting the following website at https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/report-a-concern/file-a-formal-privacy-complaint/file-a-complaint-about-a-federal-institution/.


Join us for #LearntoCamp!

Transcript

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.

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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!

[Music]

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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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A for Adventure Videos

Thanks to A for Adventure, one of Parks Canada’s proud Learn-to Camp program collaborators, for capturing these special moments in their series of videos.

Watch them on YouTube

A for Adventure is all about inspiring people to get outside and explore the world around them.

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