Join us for this free-to-attend

all-ages event

September 27th, 5:00-9:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Island, Calgary


We're thrilled to be bringing you an Outdoor Expo of Epic proportions! From 5-9 pm on Friday, September 27th, 30 of your favourite outdoor brands will descend onto St. Patrick's Island for the Campers Village OUtdoor Expo & Family Festival. 

There will be games & contests, over $10,000 in prizes, free hot dogs, free product demos, education stations, scavenger hunts, ultimate campsite set-up tours, and much more! You don't want to miss this! 

What you need to know:

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  • Location: St. Patrick's Island, Calgary, AB
  • When: September 27th, from 5-9 pm
  • Full festival map and parking details to come soon - stay tuned!
  • Festival Vendors include: Patagonia, Nemo, GSI, Leatherman, Salomon, Deuter, Fjallraven, Therm-a-rest, Icebreaker, Outdoor Research, Jetboil, Eureka, Helinox, Osprey, Yeti, Smartwool, Kuma, The North Face, Keen, Gregory, Stanley, Biolite, Nuun, Coleman, Camp Chef, Easter Seals Camp Horizon, Burmis, Calgary Search & Rescue and Blundstones - scroll down to see the exciting games, contests and more that these brands have planned


Win the Ultimate Kuma Camping Set-up Contest

Tour the ultimate Kuma camping set-up and play Kuma games for a chance to win a Kuma prize pack valued at over $1500!

Nemo & GSI

Tent Set-up Contest

Try your hand at setting up a Galaxi tent as fast as possible. The fastest time at the end of the night wins the tent!

Nemo & GSI will also have the ultimate camping set-up tours, with a front-country camping set-up and an ultralight backcountry camping set-up featuring Nemo & GSI products. See what could complete your campsite, learn about the essentials, what you need, and more with Nemo & GSI’s camping experts.

Camp Chef

Free Hot Dogs

Camp Chef is our official hot dog sponsor, so grab a hot dog and a weiner roasting stick (provided), and prepare your own hot dogs over a Camp Chef fire bowl.


Helinox Lounge

The Helinox Lounge is the perfect place to sit and take a break. Relax and check out the comfortable, portable, and durable Helinox chairs that may be perfect for your next camping trip.


Gourmet Popcorn Station

Did you think Jetboils were only good for boiling water? Think again! They’ll be preparing stovetop popcorn on Jetboils, with a gourmet topping bar for your enjoyment. The popcorn is free, but donations are recommended to our charity partner, Easter Seals Camp Horizon, who will be onsite.

Easter Seals Camp Horizon

Easter Seals Camp Horizon has been our official charity partner for years, and they do a lot of good in the community. Learn about their mission and see what they are all about.

Details to come – stay tuned.


Hyrdration Station

Hydrate with Nuun at the Hydration Station, featuring Nuun samples.


How to Pack a Cooler 101 & Obstacle Course

You might think you know everything about how to pack a cooler, but we bet Yeti can teach you a thing or two. After that, try it yourself, pack the cooler, navigate the obstacle course, and you'll be entered to win a Yeti Roadie 20 cooler! 


Fire Starting 101

Try your hand at starting a fire with the Leatherman Signal tool. It’s a skill every outdoorsy person should have! Get tips and tricks from a fire starting pro, and enter to win Leatherman prizes.


Save the Planet Trivia

Known for their environmental initiatives, check out the latest sustainable apparel from Patagonia and play the Save the Planet Trivia game for a chance at prizes.

The North Face

The Base Camp Duffel Toss Contest

The Base Camp Duffel is legendary for its rugged, go-anywhere durability. What better way to test it then filling it up and throwing it across a field? Try your hand at The North Face Base Camp Duffel Toss for a chance to win your own Duffel! 


Footwear Demos

We’ve got a large grass hill, all-terrain, and a large staircase on-site at the Expo, which makes it the perfect place to try a pair of Salomon hikers or trail runners and see what you’ve been missing. Chat with their shoe-fitting expert, learn what to look for in footwear, and enter to win prizes.


Guess the Pack Weight Contest

Try on a loaded Deuter pack and guess the weight for a chance to win prizes! Be warned, these packs are jam-packed with technology that makes even the heaviest load feel comfortable and light once on your back, so you may want to add a few pounds to your guess.


Waxing 101

You’ve probably heard of Fjallraven’s legendary Greenland Wax. It’s behind many of the technical features in their line-up. Learn why, what Greenland Wax does, and even see how it’s done.

Therm-a-rest & MSR

The Princess & the Pea Game

Venture into the MSR & Therm-a-rest tent to find out if you are a real princess (or prince) in their version of Princess & the Pea. See if you can feel which mattress pad has an object underneath just by lying down. If you play the game, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $500 Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag!

Details to come – stay tuned.

Outdoor Research

Details to come – stay tuned.


Colouring Station

Sit down inside a giant Eureka camping tent and colour away to your hearts content. Although this booth was thought up for the kids, we won’t judge any adults who want to get their colouring on!


Scavenger Hunt

See the latest and greatest in packs from Osprey, and take the Osprey Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win prizes.


The Perfect Pair Game

Stop by the Smartwool Tent and grab a numbered sock. Your mission? Find the matching sock – somebody else in the Expo area will have it. Once you find them, come back to the Smartwool tent to claim your prize. (75 prizes available)


Product Testing & Bean Bag Toss

Stop by the KEEN booth to hear about their sustainability initiatives, see their products in action, and play the bean bag toss game for a chance to win prizes.


Pack Fitting 101

Even the best pack won’t be comfy if it isn’t packed and fitted properly. Learn from Gregory’s backpack expert on how to load your pack for ultimate comfort, and how to fit the pack to your back. Try on a Gregory pack to feel the difference for yourself.


Details to come – stay tuned.


Details to come – stay tuned.


Details to come – stay tuned.

Thule & Tapuei

Take Your Life Tour

See how you can Take Your Life on your next road trip with Thule & Tapuei. See how it’s possible to bring an awning, rooftop tent, bikes and boats on your next roadtrip! And enter to win a kayak carrier while you’re at it.

Search & Rescue

Lost Child Meeting Point

We have partnered with Calgary Search & Rescue to offer up a meeting place for lost children. Look for their friendly faces in Search & Rescue shirts if you’ve lost your child and they will help!


Overlander Camping Set-up Tour

See what Burmis has to offer in the world of overlander camping and tour their set-up, including a rooftop tent.


Boot Toss Contest

Try your hand at the Blundstone Boot Toss for a chance to win a pair of Blundstones!


Details to come – stay tuned.

We hope to see you at St. Patrick's Island on September 27th!