Beginner campers can get some tips and advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors at Parks Canada’s free event on July 15 at Jardins des Écluses, bordering the Lachine Canal.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can take part in workshops with experts from Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Coop, as well as games, activities and entertainment. There will be marshmallow roasting on a brazier, hammock-relaxation areas, aerosol tattoos, and activity circuits for visitors of all ages.
Participants will also have the chance to win prizes including two nights of camping for up to four people at one of Parks Canada’s national parks in Quebec, at Forillion, La Mauricie or Mingan, a $500 gift card for Mountain Equipment Coop, and an annual subscription to Communauto.
Jardins des Écluses is within walking distance of the Old Port, east of the Bonaventure Expressway.
For more information, call Parks Canada at 514-283-6054 or visit pc.gc.ca.