If you want to go camping this summer, but don't have a tent, a new pilot project in national parks can help.
Parks Canada has created fully equipped campsites at eight national parks, in conjunction with Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC).
Campers can rent the full package with the site — tents, sleeping pads, lanterns and stoves.
The project has been rolled out in Alberta's Banff and Elk Island national parks, Cape Breton Highlands in Nova Scotia, Kouchibouguac in New Brunswick, B.C.'s Pacific Rim, Prince Albert in Saskatchewan, Riding Mountain in Manitoba, and Ontario's Thousand Islands and Georgian Bay Islands.
Parks Canada is also offering learn-to-camp programs to teach people how to pitch a tent and cook outside.