Learn-to Camp

Start camping in safe and easy ways near you.

Learn-to Camp events

A group of people set up a tent in Montreal.

Learn-to Camp workshops and activities

Learn basic camping skills and start connecting to nature in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or Halifax.

Two children gaze at a campfire at Signal Hill National Historic Site.

Overnight experiences

Experience a night under the stars while learning introductory camping skills in a park or urban setting. Parks Canada staff will be there to guide you on your first overnight camping adventure.

Learn-to Camp with videos


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[Text on screen: New to camping?]

[A campsite extends in a forest clearing bordering a lake in autumn. Three people sit around a campfire at a short distance from a tent.]

[Text on screen: Here's a new video series to get you started]

[Three campers take their equipment out of the trunk of their car and carry it to their campsite. One holds a sleeping bag while the other two each hold a cooler.]

[Text on screen: Learn to put up your tent]

[Two of the campers rotate their tent's entrance towards the centre of the campsite and set it on a ground sheet.]

[Text on screen: Easily start a fire]

[Pieces of kindling wood form a hut around crumpled sheets of newspaper in a metal fire pit with cutouts of wild animals. One of the campers uses a barbecue lighter to ignite the newspaper.]

[Text on screen: Pack a cooler like a boss]

[Containers holding fresh food pile up in a cooler lined with ice blocks: sausages, ground beef, cheese, milk, mayonnaise, and yogurt drinks.]

[Text on screen: And set up a tarp to keep you dry]

[One camper throws a waterproof tarp over a rope stretched between two trees. Once installed, the tarp forms a roof over a picnic table.]

[Text on screen: You'll be camping like a pro in no time]

[Seated in folding chairs, the campers chat around the campfire. A bucket of water and a cooler sit on the ground nearby, while their tent stands at the back of the site.]

[Text on screen: To learn more about the Parks Canada Learn-to Camp program, visit parkscanada.ca/learntocamp]

[The Canada Wordmark.]

Ready, set, camp

Never camped before? Don’t know where to start? Or maybe all you need is a refresher. Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp program is here to help.

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