COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning a lot of fun upcoming activities and are looking forward to the future. We are proceeding (very cautiously!) with events going forward which take place outdoors (click here for more info) and comply with Manitoba regulations. Don't forget to connect and engage with us on our community's Facebook hub where we have lots of sharing and fun things going on. If you're a Member, don't forget to check our Members-Only page for updates.

We run a variety of events throughout the year! Non-members can join events at our non-member price. Our events are exclusively for adult (18+) women. We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, 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

    • Tue, September 29, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • St. Vital Park
    • 0
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (SEPTEMBER 27) 

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    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 select Tuesday evenings until the beginning of December, is a series open to all levels designed to connect with others. Some hikes will have a theme and others are just an opportunity to get active outdoors while connecting with like-minded women from the Backcountry Women community.

    Event leader: Christina Hiebert Click for more information!

    Arrival Time6:15 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 6:30 PM(Please note the time change from previous Happy Trail Hikes if you have participated. We are slowly losing sunlight and want to utilize the daylight as much as possible.) 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: St. Vital Park  is located along the winding Red River in southern Winnipeg. We will explore this popular Winnipeg park while remaining on asphalt trails and roads which are suitable for all mobility levels.

    Full details will be provided to registered attendees. 

    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.

    Duration/Distance: The walk will be two hours and approximately 6 km.
    Experience: You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) at a slow to moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and layers. 
    Terrain: We will remain on asphalt trails and roads which are suitable for all mobility levels.
    Pace: This activity will be at a slow to moderate pace.

    Reach out to Christina if you are interested in bringing your dog. Please review dog policy here.

    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.

    In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing only a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the wait list. We also ask for everyone's cooperation and patience as we all adjust! Please see our policy and safety practices here.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 2 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Sat, October 03, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 0
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCTOBER 1)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    McGillivaray Falls is a looped trail featuring beautiful views, waterfalls and a peaceful lake along the way. 

    There is an option for a long and short loop and we will hike the 4.6 km long loop, which leads to McGillivaray Lake. The trail is located a short ways north of Caddy Lake in the central area of the Whiteshell. The trail follows through forest, across rocky areas and along the shoreline of the lake. There are some overgrown sections of forest to navigate, some ups and downs, and a couple of steeper but short climbs. We will stop for lunch at the shelter along McGillivaray Lake to enjoy the scenic views. 

    We will hike this trail rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe. 

    Event leaders: Brittany Thiessen and Ashley Moore. Click for more information

    Arrival Time: by 9:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10:00 AM. 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 in the parking lot at the trailhead of McGillivaray Falls. See the Google Maps location here

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

    Duration/Distance: Approximately 4.6 km (2 hours with a break for lunch included).
    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 outerwear and gear.  
    Terrain: The trail is well-maintained and includes some ups and downs across rocky terrain and through forested sections. There are some overgrown sections of forest and the potential for muddy areas in the lower-lying areas. 
    Pace: Moderate with a break for lunch and additional stops for water as needed.

    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.

    In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the waitlist. Please see our policy and safety practices here.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 5 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Tue, October 06, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Bird's Hill Provincial Park
    • 9
    Registration is closed

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

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    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 select Tuesday evenings until the beginning of December, is a series open to all levels designed to connect with others. Some hikes will have a theme and others are just an opportunity to get active outdoors while connecting with like-minded women from the Backcountry Women community.

    Event leader: Christina Hiebert Click for more information!

    Arrival Time: by 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 leaders to share information with the group. 

    Location: We will hike both loops of Cedar Bog in Bird's Hill Provincial Park

    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.

    Duration/Distance: Approximately 3.5 KM
    Experience: Be comfortable hiking in the dark and have a light source with you to use if / when needed. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) at a slow to moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and layers. 
    Terrain: Grass, dirt, crushed limestone, and asphalt. There are gentle inclines and declines. Trail is suitable for all levels. 
    Pace: This activity will be at a slow to moderate pace.

    Reach out to Christina if you are interested in bringing your dog. Please review dog policy here.

    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.

    In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing only a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the waitlist. We also ask for everyone's cooperation and patience as we all adjust! Please see our policy and safety practices here.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 2 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Tue, October 20, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Bridgwater Forest Loop
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCTOBER 18) 

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    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 select Tuesday evenings until the beginning of December, is a series open to all levels designed to connect with others. Some hikes will have a theme and others are just an opportunity to get active outdoors while connecting with like-minded women from the Backcountry Women community.

    Event leader: Christina Hiebert Click for more information!

    Arrival Time: by 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 leaders to share information with the group. 

    LocationBridgwater Forest Loop and adjacent Bridgewater Forest trails.  We do not need to venture far for a connection with nature. Winnipeg has a number of active-transportation routes around the city, including the newer community of Bridgewater Forest. The pathways wind through meadow, lakes, and mature forest.

    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.

    Duration/Distance: Walk will be two hours and approximately 6 KM.
    Experience: Be comfortable hiking in the dark and have a light source with you to use if / when needed. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) at a slow to moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and layers. 
    Terrain: Crushed limestone and asphalt. Trail is suitable for all levels. 
    Pace: This activity will be at a slow to moderate pace.

    Reach out to Christina if you are interested in bringing your dog. Please review dog policy here.

    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.

    In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing only a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the waitlist. We also ask for everyone's cooperation and patience as we all adjust! Please see our policy and safety practices here.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 2 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Tue, November 03, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Kings Park
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (NOVEMBER 1) 

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    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 select Tuesday evenings until the beginning of December, is a series open to all levels designed to connect with others. Some hikes will have a theme and others are just an opportunity to get active outdoors while connecting with like-minded women from the Backcountry Women community.

    Event leader: Christina Hiebert Click for more information!

    Arrival Time: by 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 leaders to share information with the group. 

    LocationKings Park The centre of the park boasts a beautiful Pagoda Gardens and the Carol Shield's Memorial Labyrinth. It is a beautiful, picturesque park located in the Fort Richmond neighbourhood. 

    Please note that there there is the possibility of coming into contact with off-leash dogs due to an off-leash section in the park. 

    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.

    Duration/Distance: Walk will be two hours in length and approximately 5 km . 
    Experience: Be comfortable hiking in the dark and have a light source with you to use if / when needed. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) at a slow to moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and layers. 
    Terrain: We will walk along the river where there may be muddy spots as well as walk on asphalt and crushed limestone. Trail is suitable for all levels. 
    Pace: This activity will be at a slow to moderate pace.

    Reach out to Christina if you are interested in bringing your dog. Please review dog policy here.

    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.

    In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing only a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the waitlist. We also ask for everyone's cooperation and patience as we all adjust! Please see our policy and safety practices here.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 2 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

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