(NC) — Already a great success with 50,000 downloads, Parks Canada just launched a brand new, improved version of its no-charge Learn to Camp mobile application, now also available for the larger tablet models on the market.
In addition to information on the basics of camping, the century-old agency has added information that will appeal to both experienced campers, as well as to families seeking a small corner of paradise.
“Among other things, this new version includes a search function to find activities close to home,” explains Tamara Tarasoff, a Parks Canada new media specialist. “For example, you can identify the best place to go hiking or canoeing in a nearby national park. Owners of recreational vehicles have not been not been forgotten either. They will be able to find out which parks have campsites that are ideal for them.”
Parks Canada also features a selection of practical videos that are easy to share on social media, where you can determine the equipment that will be necessary and the clothing recommended. You can also learn how to store your food to avoid night-time visits from small animals wanting to taste your latest culinary creation.
On the topic of food, Learn to Camp offers full meal ideas that are as simple to prepare as they are delicious. “Since the launch of the app, our greatest success is undoubtedly the muffin cooked in an orange peel over a wood fire. Easy to prepare, it will appeal to children and will be a perfect snack for your hike,” adds Tarasoff.
All that remains now is to choose the location for your first adventure—and Parks Canada will help you anywhere in the country with more than 11,000 locations throughout its 44 national parks. A special section of the app also presents photos and insider tips about the country’s most spectacular natural sites.
Learn to Camp is available free-of-charge for Apple and Android devices. You can also access the app from parkscanada.gc.ca.