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Parks Canada partnering with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society in the Learn to Camp program

New Canadians have been invited to enjoy their first traditional camping experience in Banff National Park.

This weekend, July 14 and 15, the Learn to Camp Program will teach first time campers the basics of setting up a tent, keeping a bear safe campsite, and building a secure campfire.

Parks Canada has partnered with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to deliver the program to fifty new Canadians living in the Calgary metropolitan area. This targeted program has been designed to entice new campers to feel comfortable and knowledgeable at repeating the outdoor experience on their own.

According to Statistics Canada, Alberta has the third highest proportion of the foreign-born citizens in Canada. With the urban population growing in Calgary, Parks Canada is seeking new ways to connect with, engage, and respond to the needs and interest of new immigrants and ethno-cultural communities.

The partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society introduces Banff National Parks to thousands of young families and new Canadians who have never visited Canada’s national parks and sites.

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