Learn to Camp in the Fort Langley National Historic Site runs Sept. 12 and 13.

Learn to Camp in historic Langley spot

Want to camp but don't know how to get started? Contact the Fort Langley National Historic Site.

If there’s one thing that many Southern B.C. residents like to do, it’s packing up a cooler, a tent, and a campstove and hitting a camp site to “rough it” overnight.

What do those new to this outdoor phenomenon do? How do they learn about camping and all the details? They can attend a Learn to Camp overnight session at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. The final session is Sept. 12 and 13.

Together with Mountain Equipment Co-op, Parks Canada hosts Learn to Camp events to give those less familiar with spending time in the great outdoors a safe, fun learning experience.

Surrey resident Satich Chamtran attended a Learn to Camp event last summer at the Fort with his wife and two daughters.

“I did camp before, a long time back,” he said. “But this was the first time with the little one.”

At the time his youngest daughter was just one and a half and his older daughter was four years old.

“They had a great time,” he noted of the kids’ enjoyment. “The kids had lots of activities.”

Chamtran added that his older daughter still has some of the craft items in her room that she made at Learn to Camp last year.

“We really liked it,” he said, noting that the family would definitely camp at the Fort again.

Campers will learn how to pitch a tent, start a fire, and stay safe when it comes to wildlife. There will be fun activities, new friends to share time with, and beautiful breathtaking scenery.

“To see the history of Canada that way is an amazing experience,” Chamtran said. “Even the campfire and the marshmallows.”

Space is limited for the Learn to Camp weekends which are $44 per camper, $22 for campers age three to five, and the littlest campers – those under age two – are free.

Find out more information at www.pc.gc.ca/eng/media/ltc-dlc/index.aspx#a8 where checklists and detailed camping information can be found.

To register for a Fort Langley Learn to Camp session, call 1-888-773-8888.


Just Posted

Eight alleged dealers face charges for Surrey-Langley drug ring

Police say the group is linked to the ongoing gang conflicts in Metro Vancouver

Langley’s Grand Prix Gala is right mix of horse, hors d’oeuvres and hats

Annual gala at an equestrian competition raises funds for the Langley School District Foundation.

Generators, security guards brought in to deal with continuing parking lot blackouts at Langley Memorial

The lights in the hospital’s lot were out for several nights in the last week

Langley Child Day aims at improving development of babies, toddlers

Encouraging parental interaction was a theme of the Child Day

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Metro Vancouver mayors ask public to lobby feds for annual $375M transit fund

Mayors renewing their call for transit funding as federal election looms

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

BC Ferries asks boaters to learn signals and be careful around vessels

BC Ferries responded to 15 marine emergencies in 2018

VIDEO: Suspected arson sends five to Abbotsford hospital with smoke inhalation

Man seen throwing flammable substance in van, lighting it on fire next to home

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Mother bear, three cubs relocated from Maple Ridge

Silver Valley residents calling for ‘no-kill’ zone.

VIDEO: TransLink to roll out battery-powered bus pilot this summer

Four buses will run a 2.5 year pilot along Marine Drive

Most Read