About Us

Backcountry Women’s primary mandate is to unite, educate, and empower.

This community for outdoors women and marginalized genders in Manitoba connects us out on the trails and beyond, and provides a forum to exchange and build our outdoor-related knowledge, skills, and self confidence.

We provide local workshops and activities that help us address some of the challenges that we face in the outdoors. We foster connection among individuals with like-minded interests who love to be outside. We also provide opportunities to join new adventures and potentially get outside your comfort zone!

Backcountry Women believes in a judgment free space for a diverse group of women and marginalized genders to encourage and build each other up through the power of the great outdoors. We also believe in growing outdoor leaders through our community. Life is better outdoors!


Our Backcountry Women Advocates bring a wealth of experience, skills, and interests to the events and activities that are created for you. You will notice consistencies among the planning and safety policies to bring you the best events possible.

Our Advocate team is composed of certified Field Leaders through the Outdoor Council of Canada which helps us with:

  • Combining the right activity with the right people for both safety and enjoyment
  • Focus on building safe and rewarding outdoor experiences
  • Complex challenges and unexpected situations that can arise while in the outdoors 
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Inspecting venues prior to events taking place

Backcountry Women is Manitoba-born and we know our "backyard" best!

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