Learn-to Camp - Edmonton

Elk Island National Park

Learn-to Camp virtual programming is available for the 2022-2023 winter season Book a workshop today!

Enjoy the outdoors with Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp Program.

The Learn-to Camp program prepares visitors with the skills and experience to fully enjoy nature and the outdoors.

Explore the camping basics.

A family learns the equipment needed and the skills required to camp confidently and happily

Public program opportunities

Virtual Programs

The Edmonton Public Library is hosting a series of free Learn-to Camp public virtual programs this fall. Anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of location.

Registration is required through the Edmonton Public Library event links below. Public virtual programs are available in English. Workshop recordings can be replayed after the event at by following the event links below.

Wild for Wildlife
Thursday, October 27
7:00pm MT

Choose Your Own Winter Adventure
Wednesday, November 23
7:00pm MT

Nature at Night
Wednesday, December 7
7:00PM MT

Private program opportunities

Virtual workshops are available for family and newcomer organizations.

Program lengths:
Virtual programs are 45 to 60 minutes.
In-person programs vary in length (generally 60 to 120 minutes).

The following workshop topics are available:

Choose Your Own Winter Adventure

Available for any audience
Winter is a time to discover fun new experiences! This cold-weather adaptation of our Choose Your Own Outdoor Adventure workshop will prepare participants to safely enjoy winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing and skating.
Topics covered: Parks Canada Places, Outdoor Activities, How to Visit, What to Wear, Adventure Tips, Nature at Home.

Wild for Wildlife

Available for any audience
*Warmer-weather focused, only recommended until November 10th.
Become an expert in Canadian wildlife! In this workshop, learn about wildlife-focused activities and discover how you can protect Canada’s natural places and the critters who live there during your outdoor activities.
Topics covered: Wildlife Safety, Wildlife in the Parks, How to See Wildlife, Keep Wildlife Wild, Invasive Species.

Nature at Night

Available for any audience
Winter nights are long, and those dark winter skies offer some fun nocturnal activities. In this workshop participants will learn how to best observe nighttime wonders like the Northern Lights, starry skies and nocturnal Canadian wildlife while staying safe and warm.
Topics Covered: What to See in the Night Sky,Wildlife at Night, Winter Safety Tips, Night in the City.

Learn-to Camp

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

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