Camping tips for beginners

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Camping this summer can be fun for you and your family. Parks and campgrounds in Manitoba are open now. But before you go, learn some basic camping rules.

Types of camping

Frontcountry camping is a type of camping that has everything you need. You can park your car there. They have showers, toilets, playgrounds, and sometimes swimming pools. There are different types of frontcountry campsites:

  • Serviced campsites: These are for RVs, trailers, and tent trailers that need connections.
  • Unserviced campsites: These are for tents. They have toilets, showers, and water.
  • Pull-through campsites: These are for larger trailers or RVs.
  • Walk-in campsites: You park your car outside and walk to the campsite.
  • Group campsites: These are for bigger groups who want to do activities together.

Backcountry camping means camping in the wilderness. There are no bathrooms or other buildings nearby. You have to walk, ski, canoe, or kayak to get there.

Planning your first camping trip

Here are some tips for camping in Manitoba Parks:

  1. Book your spot early. Check the Manitoba Parks website. You can also learn about the facilities and activities available.
  2. Make a list of what to bring. You will need a tent, sleeping bag, and clothes. Don’t forget to bring extra socks, hats, and rain gear. You can find a camping checklist in different languages on this website: camping checklist.
  3. Learn basic camping skills. Learn how to set up a tent, cook, and stay safe. It’s important to know what to do if you see wild animals or dangerous plants/bugs.
  4. Pack a first aid kit. Also bring extra batteries, matches, fuel, and water. If you have any allergies or health issues, make sure to bring any necessary medicine.

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Community Resources

Parks and campgrounds are now open in the province (Manitoba Parks and Locations).

Got to Manitoba Parks website for more information.

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