COVID-19 NOTICE: Please note the protocols and guidelines that we implement at any of our events. Be sure to read our policy and fully understand it prior to registering for an activity. Reach out to us if you have any questions!

We run a variety of events throughout the year! Non-members can join events at our non-member price. Our events are exclusively for adults (ages 18+) and include women as well as individuals who identify as transgender, femme/feminine, genderqueer and non-binary. Learn more about us on our Who We Are page and also read our FAQ page here.


Upcoming events

    • Fri, December 02, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Half Pints Brewing Co.
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (November 30)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    Join Backcountry Women as we come together for a members "Fireside Chat". These chats are an informal round-table discussion on a set topic and an opportunity to share and learn from others, as well as gather with fellow Backcountry Women members so you can get better acquainted. They are not workshops but create engaging opportunities for members.

    This event is open to Backcountry Women members only.

    Event Leader: Kate Rudge CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION


    December Topic: The Best Things of Winter, and a White Elephant Gift Exchange!  Join us for some Christmas cheer!  We'll have the tea & coffee on, chat about all things great about winter, from paper snowflakes in the window to 20km cross-country ski days!  We will have a White Elephant Gift Exchange, so you will need to bring a wrapped gift with a value of $15, and an outdoor/nature theme.  No gift cards or alcohol please.


    Location: Half Pints Brewing Co. Details will be sent out in a reminder email. Beer will not be available for purchase, but tea and coffee will be available.  

    In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Ininiw, Anishinaabe, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation.  Our organization, Backcountry Women, is based on Treaty No. 1 Territory, and we appreciate that this event takes place on Treaty No 1. Territory.

    Time: Please arrive between 6:45pm and 6:55pm. We will begin promptly at 7:00pm

    Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mails prior to an event.

    If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy and Code of Conduct for Members.

    • Sat, December 03, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Birds Hill Park
    • 10
    Register

    Regarding Covid-19: Please review our full Covid-19 policy and safety practices here.

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, ONE DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (Dec 2)

    Join us to enjoy a fun early season ski in Birds Hill Provincial Park on Esker Trail that has some fun but gentle ups and downs.  Even with the limited snow and melt, the trails are in good early season shape. There will be the odd bit of grass poking through and a time or two where you may have to lift a ski, but otherwise the trails are ready to go.

    Event Leader:  Kerry St George Click for more information!

    Arrival Time: 9:00 AM. We will begin skiing by 9:15 AM at the latest. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leaders to share information with the group.


    Location: We will meet at Birds Hill Stable Parking Lot in Birds Hill Provincial Park

    In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Ininiw, Anishinaabe, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation. Our organization, Backcountry Women, is based on Treaty No. 1 Territory, and we appreciate that this event takes place on Treaty No 1. Territory.


    Overall Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 2/5This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

    Activity Category: Cross Country Ski
    Duration/Distance: 6km
    Experience
    This event is open to participants with an average level of fitness and beginner levels, but prior Cross-Country Ski experience is a must

    You must have the ability to ski with the group at a moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate footwear, gear and outerwear. 
    Skiers need to bring their own equipment or bring rented equipment (Ski rentals can be found at MEC, Woodcock Cycle).


    Terrain: Skiing in Birds Hill Provincial Park is on Groomed trails. This particular trail has some fun but gentle ups and downs. 

    Pace: Easy Paced Ski with stops for water as needed. 

    Please keep dogs at home.

    Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.

    Registering for this event secures you a spot and fees are non-refundable and no credits will be issued, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

    • Sun, December 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 8
    Register

    Regarding Covid-19: Please review our full Covid-19 policy and safety practices here.

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DEC 2)

    Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on Cabin Lake trail. This scenic trail features pretty views, a cute red foot bridge, and ends at the peaceful lake. There are multiple ups and downs along with gentle to moderate terrain. We will enjoy lunch / snacks at the lake.


    Event Leaders: Maggie Wen and Ashley Moore

    Arrival Time: Arrive by 10:00AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10:30 AM. The time arranged allows for you to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for leaders to share information with the group. 


    Location: Cabin Lake trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Exact meeting location will be shared with registered participants. valid Manitoba Parks pass is required and can be purchased online.

    In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Ininiw, Anishinaabe, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation. Our organization, Backcountry Women, is based on Treaty No. 1 Territory, and we appreciate that this event takes place on Treaty No 3. Territory


    Overall Difficulty Rating:
     due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 3/5This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

    Activity Category: Adventure Women hike - click for more info.
    Duration/Distance: 6 km
    Experience: This event is open to participants with an average level of fitness who have some hiking experience. You must have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate footwear, gear and outerwear.

    Terrain:  Some steep sections, open rock faces, marsh, mix of forest and rocky areas, snow / ice covered. Traction aids such as shoe grippers and/or hiking poles required for safety

    Pace: Moderate with a break for a lunch and additional stops for water as needed. 


    Dog(s) are welcome, must remain leashed, well behaved and in control throughout entire event. NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES ALLOWED. Please leave dog(s) at home if they do not walk well in groups or cannot complete entire trail in winter conditions.


    Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.

    Registering for this event secures you a spot and fees are non-refundable and no credits will be issued, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

    • Tue, December 06, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bois des Esprit
    • 11
    Register

    Regarding COVID-19: Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (December 4) 

    Happy Trails Hikes are about movement, connection, and getting out on to the trails in or around Winnipeg during the week. This series of hikes, happening on select weeknight evenings is open to all levels and is designed to connect with like-minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community.

    Event leaders: Lara Stregger and Ainsley Balcewich

    Arrival Timeby 6:15 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 6:30 PM. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leader to share information with the group. 

    Location: Bois-des-Esprits Trail. Exact meeting location will be shared with registered participants.

    In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Ininiw, Anishinaabe, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation.  Our organization, Backcountry Women, is based on Treaty No. 1 Territory, and we appreciate that this event takes place on Treaty No 1. Territory.

    Overall Difficulty Rating: Due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 1/5. This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

    Activity Category: Happy Trails
    Duration/Distance: Approximately 1.5-2 hours and 5-6KM. 

    Experience: All skill levels welcome. You should have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate, steady pace for the duration of the activity. Appropriate footwear and layered clothing is required. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.
    Terrain: Gravel and dirt trails. Trail is generally level. 
    Pace: This activity will be at a steady, moderate pace.

    Dog(s) are welcome, must remain leashed, well behaved and in control throughout entire event. NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES ALLOWED. Please leave dog(s) at home if they do not walk well in groups or cannot complete entire trail in winter conditions.

    Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.

    Registering for this event secures you a spot and fees are non-refundable and no credits will be issued, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

    • Thu, December 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Henteleff Park
    • 13
    Register

    Regarding COVID-19: Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DECEMBER 6) 

    Join us for a Backcountry Women Full Moon night hike

    This hike is a unique night-hiking experience where we will stop periodically to gaze at the full moon (howling optional) and take in the stillness of the season. 

    December’s full Moon goes by the name Full Long Night's Moon. The term is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

    Our Full Moon Hikes require that everyone carry their own light source, whether a head lamp or flashlight (mandatory).

    Event Leader: Chelsea Owasi and Michelle Ip 

    Arrival Time: by 7:00PM. We will begin the hike no later than 7:15PM. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leader to share information with the group. 


    Location: Henteleff Park. 


    In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Ininiw, Anishinaabe, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation.  Our organization, Backcountry Women, is based on Treaty No. 1 Territory, and we appreciate that this event takes place on
    Treaty No 1. Territory.

    Overall Difficulty Rating: Due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 1/5.

    This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

    Activity Category: Full Moon Series (special series)
    Duration/Distance
    : Approximately 1.5 hours of hiking on the Henteleff Park to Normand Park trails (5 kms).
    Experience: All skill levels welcome. You should have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate, steady pace for the duration of the activity. Appropriate footwear and layered clothing is required.
    Terrain: The trail is wide and flat with grass or dirt surfaces. It may be snow-packed/icy.

    Pace: This activity will be at a steady, moderate pace.

    Please leave dogs at home.

    Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.

    Registering for this event secures you a spot and fees are non-refundable and no credits will be issued, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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