Welcome to Backcountry Women!

Join an amazing community of women who love engaging in different activities to experience nature first-hand while gaining confidence and knowledge of the outdoors.

Backcountry Women is a community driven organization connecting like minded women who love spending time outside. Located in Manitoba, Canada, we offer diverse activities throughout the year for varying experience levels: from beginner to more adventure-seeking, from social to adventurous, all in a positive welcoming space with the opportunity to get outside your comfort zone.

We make spending time outside easier, so pack your bag and leave the organizing to us! Join us at one of our upcoming events!

Our home base is located in Treaty One Territory, the ancestral lands of Cree, Dakota, and Anishinaabe nations, as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation.

 Become a Member!

Memberships provide benefits and savings for the cost of under $6 per month (about the same amount you're spending on coffee)! In return, you're supporting our offerings while also:

  • Saving an average of $150 annually compared to non-members ($10-$15 for each event we offer; a variety of our events have free registration to members only)
  • Receiving exclusive member discounts and offers 
  • Getting notified of all new events so you have the first chance to register
  • Receiving exclusive content and offers through our members-only page!

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Backcountry Women’s primary mandate is to unite, educate, and empower women. We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, transgender, femme/feminine, genderqueer and non-binary.

This community for outdoors women 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 helps us address some of the barriers we face as women in the outdoors. We also foster connection among women who love being outside and provide opportunities to join new adventures where you meet like minded people, and potentially get outside your comfort zone!

Backcountry Women believes in a judgement free space for women to encourage and build each other up. We also believe in growing outdoor leaders through our community. Life is better outdoors!

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Together, we get you outdoors!

We are passionate about building community. Thank you to Wilderness Supply for helping to support what we do!

Current Backcountry Women members receive 10% off all in stock items (excluding Kayaks, Canoes, SUP) at Wilderness Supply when they present their membership card!

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