Camping: A True Canadian Experience

April 17, 2014 | Melanie

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The call of a loon, the smell of a campfire, and the twinkling of stars in a night sky. This is what a typical Canadian summer looks like. If you want to experience Canada, and what it is to be Canadian, then you need to go camping!

Camping can seem intimidating, especially if you're a first-time camper and don't have all the necessary equipment. But don't let this stop you from experiencing a true Canadian summer! There are lots of resources out there to help you set out on your first camping adventure, and the library is a great place to start!

Learn to Camp

The Albert Campbell library will be a hosting a "Learn to Camp" session on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 PM. A representative from Ontario Parks will lead an interactive presentation on safe and fun camping in Ontario. If you'd like to register, just call the branch at 416-396-8890.

Toronto Public Library also carries a great collection of books on camping. Here are a few of my favourites:

Ontario's Best Parks   Nature Hikes    Wilderness Pleasures    Ontario Provincial Parks Trail Guide

Hikes and Outings of South-Central Ontario    Paddling & Hiking Ontario'    Georgian Bay and Cottae Country    Backroad Mapbook

The Backpacker's Handbook    The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids    Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors    Top 50 Canoe Routes  

Have you been camping before? What's your most memorable camping experience? Share your favourite camping spots with us!