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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. To learn more about us visit our Who We Are page and if you're interested in building an outdoor based organization that represents community diversity, learn more about how we would like to support this under the "Information About Backcountry Women" section on our FAQ page here

PLEASE NOTE: our events listed on this page are updated regularly, so be sure to keep checking back for more upcoming events!


Upcoming events

    • Thu, June 13, 2024
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wolseley/Wellington
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    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 (OCTOBER 26

    Happy Trails Hikes are about movement, connection, and getting out on 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. If you wish to carpool to this event, please see details under the carpools section below.

    Event leaders: Lara Stregger Click for more information

    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: Wolseley/Wellington Loop. Exact meeting location will be shared with registered participants. Join us for a walk in these interesting neighborhoods with a mix of early 1900 houses and new properties. 

    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 2 hours and 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. 
    Terrain: Mix of sidewalk, gravel and paved paths. Some incline. 

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

    Please leave your dog(s) at home. 

    Carpools: If you are interested in carpooling to this event go to the Backcountry Women - Community Forum group on Facebook. Select Chats near the top of the page (from a mobile device) or in a box on the right of the page (from a computer) and select the BCW Event Carpools chat. The Carpool Chat Guidelines are displayed as a Featured Post in the group for your convenience. Please be sure you are familiar with the guidelines prior to use of this chat!

    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.

    • Sat, June 15, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Riding Mountain National Park
    • 2
    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 (June 13)

    Join us on a Backcountry Women Warrior Women Hike in Riding Mountain on the Gorge Creek Trail. This beautiful trail boasts gorgeous forested areas with many fantastic views reminiscent of hiking in a tropical rainforest. Join this hike to explore the Manitoba Escarpment, aka the Western Manitoba Uplands, one of the defining landscapes of the province. There are lots of ups and downs with some steep inclines to navigate, but the views along the way make this challenging day hike well worth the effort. This is an intermediate to advanced level hike due to the distance and pace of the hike.

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

    If you wish to carpool to this event, please see details under the carpools section below.

    Event Leaders: Kerry St George - click for bio

    Arrival Time: Arrive by 9:30am. We will begin the hike no later than 10:00am. 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.  Please note it takes about approximately 2.5 hours from the West Perimeter Highway to the Historic East Gate.


    Location: We will meet at the parking lot next to the Historic East Gate in Riding Mountain National Park. Specific details will be sent to registered participants in their event reminder email.


    A
     National Parks Pass is required. Annual passes may be purchased online; daily passes may be purchased in person in Riding Mountain National Park at the North or South Gates, or in Wasagaming from the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park. Please note, passes are NOT available for purchase from the historic East Gate.

    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 2. Territory.

    Overall Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 4/5This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

    Activity Category: Warrior Women hike - click for more info.
    Duration/Distance: 12 km
    Experience: This event is open to participants with a good level of fitness who have intermediate hiking experience and good endurance. You must have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate steady pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and gear. Participants are strongly recommend to have walked, run or hiked more than 10km in the last 2-3 months.

    Terrain: The terrain includes forested and overgrown areas with narrow paths, steep inclines, and lots of ups and downs including steps. Elevation gain is roughly 360 m. The trail is composed in areas of dirt, mud which is slippery when wet, flat rocks, stairs and multiple stream crossings; proper hiking footwear is required.

    Pace: Moderate to fast with some breaks (3-3.5 km/h) 

    Please keep dogs at home. 


    Carpools: If you are interested in carpooling to this event go to the Backcountry Women - Community Forum group on Facebook. Select Chats near the top of the page (from a mobile device) or in a box on the right of the page (from a computer) and select the BCW Event Carpools chat. The Carpool Chat Guidelines are displayed as a Featured Post in the group for your convenience. Please be sure you are familiar with the guidelines prior to use of this chat!


    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.

    • Sat, June 22, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Brokenhead
    • 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 (June 20)

    Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike which will include a peaceful stroll on Brokenhead Trail, providing a rare glimpse into the flora and ecology of one of the rarest wetland types of North America. This wheelchair-accessible trail consists mostly of wooden boardwalk through boreal forest and along the edge of a fen wetland. Its beauty changes with the seasons and you can often spot varying interesting plants in bloom based on when you visit. Please come prepared to respect the cultural and ecological sensitivity of the natural habitats along the trail.


    If you wish to carpool to this event, please see details under the carpools section below.

    Event leaders: Ainsley Balcewich 

    Arrival Time: Arrive by 9 am. We will begin the hike no later than 9:30 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: Brokenhead Wetland 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 1/5This 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: 2.7 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. This trail is accessible.

    Terrain: Gravel trail with sections of wood-plank boardwalk. 

    Pace: Slow to moderate with some breaks for water and admiring the scenery.

    Please keep dogs at home. 


    Carpools: If you are interested in carpooling to this event go to the Backcountry Women - Community Forum group on Facebook. Select Chats near the top of the page (from a mobile device) or in a box on the right of the page (from a computer) and select the BCW Event Carpools chat. The Carpool Chat Guidelines are displayed as a Featured Post in the group for your convenience. Please be sure you are familiar with the guidelines prior to use of this chat!

    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.

    • Sat, June 29, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sun, June 30, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Spruce Woods Provincial Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 9 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (JUNE 20). 

    PRE-TRIP MEETING (MANDATORY): TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2023 @ 7:00 PM

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    Registration opens April 7! *We will provide a registration code to all those who register for our Backpacking Course in 2024! Check your registration confirmation email. If  you didn't get the code and need it to register, please get in touch. Past years' course participants may be able to join if there is availability*

    Have you taken one of our Backpacking with Confidence courses? Then we invite you to join us as we head overnight into the backcountry for a shared experience, confidence building, and a continuation of hands on backpacking knowledge.

    This event will be an overnight Backpacking trip in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. This trip will include a MANDATORY pre trip meeting on TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2023 @ 7:00 PM.

    During this overnight trip we'll build on some of the skills taught in the Backpacking with Confidence course and provide more opportunities hands on with gear, all in a similar supportive environment. We want to make this trip accessible to as many as possible and aim to coordinate gear loaning among the group as much as possible. So, if you do not yet have all your gear for a backpacking trip, expect that we are going to do our best to help you join.

    There are a limited number of spaces available in this event. Please keep in mind you MUST be available for the pre trip meeting on Tuesday, June 25 to be able to attend. We are giving Backpacking course participants priority access to this trip using a special registration code provided once you've done the course (past participants can expect an email with this info - if you didn't receive it, please reach out). Those wanting to register will then be given a spot on a first come, first serve basis.

    Spots will be opened to other Backcountry Women members later on if we do not have enough participants from the group of people who have attended our Backpacking courses.

    This trip will proceed rain or shine; plans will be adjusted accordingly in the case of bad weather. We have access to outdoor shelters during this event. Full details will be provided to registered attendees.

    Event leaders: Ashley Moore and Kate Rudge. Please contact with any questions!

    To ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all, any equipment you bring should have been tested previously to withstand poor weather conditions such as wind and rain. 

    A suggested gear and packing list will be provided upon registering so that you can adequately prepare for this weekend. (Please check the details in your registration confirmation email!) Gear and other details will be reviewed and coordinated together during our pre-trip meeting.

    Please note that this event's registration fees do not include gas, park entry/passes, meals, other misc / personal expenses. 

    MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 PM. An email will be sent to participants 1 week prior to our meeting with further details.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - These trips are a true team effort and are offered to individuals who are team players. You MUST attend the mandatory pre trip meeting with no exceptions. This is required since it is where leaders and participants come together to finalize all plans and details to make this trip possible. Everyone's participation makes these trips a success! Please review the pre trip meeting date to ensure you can attend prior to registering.

    Failure to do so may forfeit your registered spot and there will be no credit or refund available to you.

    Please leave dogs at home.

    What to expect:

    • You should have enough fitness and physical ability to be able to comfortably join an extended hike where we may be facing a variety of conditions and varied terrain for extended distances, while also carrying the weight of overnight packs. If you have never carried the weight of a pack we strongly recommend trying it out before hand and doing some training that strengthens your lower body, as well as cardio abilities. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY FORFEIT YOUR SPOT. This is for safety reasons and success of the trip.
    • Day 1: We will meet at the trailhead in the morning and spend approx. 45-60 mins preparing to head out by packing and adjusting our bags. There will be small breaks for adjustments as we go, as well an extended lunch break when we arrive at "cabin 2" along the trail which is roughly 2 kms in. After lunch, we will carry on to hike the remaining 6 kms to "cabin 3" bringing us to a total of 8 km for the day. At cabin 3, we will go through the process of setting up camp: choosing tent sites and setting them up, setting up a kitchen area, collecting/chopping firewood, etc.
    • Day 2: Breakfast then camp pack up. Be on the trail by ~10. There will be similar lunch, adjustment and snack breaks as we head back to the parking lot. At the parking lot, we will unpack any shared gear to return it to its owner. Return to Winnipeg with an arrival of no later than 6 pm.
    • Epinette trail leads through some open grasslands with a mix of forested sections. There are some great views and lots of rolling hills along the way! This trail is quite exposed to the elements so ample sun protection and water is required.

    Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned above, this activity is rated a 3/5.

    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.

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

    This event allows cancellation no less than 10 days before start of event (cancellations must be received in advance of our pre-trip meeting). If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

    • Sat, July 06, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 14
    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 (July 4)

    Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on Amisk Trail. This incredible but relatively easy trail is great for those looking to do their first hike of the season outside the city or explore the Whiteshell's lesser-known areas! The beautiful views and casual pace allow us to stop and look at all the new growth at this time of year.


    If you wish to carpool to this event, please see details under the carpools section below.

    Event leaders: Ainsley Balcewich 

    Arrival Time: Arrive by 9:00 am. We will begin the hike no later than 9:30 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: Amisk Trail. 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: 5 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: Steep rocks with a fair bit of up and down (slippery when wet), thick and boggy forest with mud (expect wet feet if there has been recent rain), and open rock faces. 

    Pace: Slow to moderate with breaks for water as needed.

    Please keep dogs at home. 


    Carpools: If you are interested in carpooling to this event go to the Backcountry Women - Community Forum group on Facebook. Select Chats near the top of the page (from a mobile device) or in a box on the right of the page (from a computer) and select the BCW Event Carpools chat. The Carpool Chat Guidelines are displayed as a Featured Post in the group for your convenience. Please be sure you are familiar with the guidelines prior to use of this chat!

    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.

    • Sat, August 10, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sun, August 11, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Riding Mountain National Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 7 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (August 3rd).

    PRE-TRIP MEETING (MANDATORY): Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 pm.

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION:

    Member registration opens June 29!

    Get ready for a quick and fun backpacking trip in Riding Mountain National Park! Enjoy this relatively short hike (2.4km, less than 1 hour) into one of the Backcountry sites and tent under the stars. We plan to do an additional day hike once we've set up camp.

    Participants will need to bring appropriate gear that can be carried in by backpack including a tent, sleeping bag, food and water, flashlights, cooking equipment, layered clothing, appropriate gear for activities, and other items. Note that tents may be shared in order to conserve limited campsite space. A suggested gear and packing list will be provided upon registering so that you can adequately prepare for this weekend. (Please check the details in your registration confirmation email!)

    NOTE: Food, drink and scented items must be kept in bear-safe containers (there is a bear box at our site). We will discuss what this means at the pre-trip meeting. NO food inside tents and we will observe all LNT principles!

    This trip will proceed rain or shine!

    Event leaders: Lara Stregger and Ainsley Balcewich. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out prior to registering! 

    Costs not included in registration fees: optional equipment rentals, gas, park entry fees, additional group-planned activities, shared cost of firewood, meals, other misc. / personal expenses.

    MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday August 6th at 7:00 pm. An email will be sent to participants 1 week prior to our meeting with further details.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - These trips are a true team effort and are offered to individuals who are team players. You MUST attend the mandatory pre trip meeting with no exceptions. This is required since it is where leaders and participants come together to finalize all plans and details to make this trip possible. Everyone's participation makes these trips a success! Please review the pre trip meeting date to ensure you can attend prior to registering.

    If you do not end up attending this pre trip meeting, you may forfeit your registered spot and there will be no credit or refund available to you.

    What to expect:

    • Group hike into the Backcountry site 
    • Additional hike from camp
    • Evening fire and social activities
    • Optional group activities to be decided at pre-trip meeting
    • You should have enough experience and fitness to be able to carry your gear, including all food and water needed for the weekend while hiking at a moderate pace. 
    • This event is not pet friendly.

    Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned above, this activity is rated a 3/5.

    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.

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

    This event allows cancellation no less than 14 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

    • Fri, August 23, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, August 25, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Southern Manitoba (within 40 kms of Winnipeg)
    • 16
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 7 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (August 16th).

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION:

    Registration opens April 5 BUT BE SURE TO READ ON THROUGH ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION!

    Get ready for our first ever Summer Wind Up Weekend with an adult summer camp vibe!!

    Join us for a weekend of adventure, relaxation, and connection in the great outdoors! This overnight event is the perfect opportunity for adult women to unwind and recharge while enjoying all the best parts of summer camp. Immerse yourself in nature as we camp under the stars, gather around the campfire for s'mores and storytelling, and explore the surrounding trails and scenery on guided hikes.

    This is no ordinary camp - as we also plan to have a lineup of fun activities and mini workshop sessions to support you in learning new skills, gaining knowledge, and connecting with like-minded individuals.

    End the summer season with a bang at our Summer Wind Up Weekend! Join us for a memorable and fun camping experience. All levels of outdoor experience are welcome. We are here to support you, even if you are a newer camper!

    So gather some friends or come solo and let's wind down summer with awesome company in the great outdoors. Trust us, this is one summer camp you won't want to miss!

    Participants will need to bring their own camping gear including a tent, sleeping bag, food and water, flashlights, cooking equipment, layered clothing, appropriate gear for activities, and other items. We have a small selection of gear library items available to you at this event such as a tent, sleeping bag and pad, rain jackets, insulating layers for at camp, backcountry stoves & pots (you must supply the fuel). NOTE: reach out prior to registration to inquire and reserve these.

    All food must be stored in vehicles. A suggested gear and packing list will be provided upon registering so that you can adequately prepare for this weekend. (Please check the details in your registration confirmation email!)

    NOTE: This event will proceed rain or shine! We will have access to a sheltered area and will adapt the event in the case of inclement weather. 

    The camp location is within 40 kms of Winnipeg; it will only be disclosed to registered participants prior to the event. An email will be sent to participants 1 week prior to the event with further details.

    Event leaders: Ashley Moore and Kate Rudge. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out prior to registering! 

    Costs not included in registration fees: optional equipment rentals, transportation / gas, additional group-planned activities, meals, other misc. / personal expenses.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - Everyone's participation will make this camp-out a success! Please review all information thoroughly, including the info you receive in your email confirmation upon registering for this event, AND ensure you can attend prior to registeringAny cancellations received before August 9th must provide a valid reason for the cancellation and are subject to a 25% admin and processing fee. Cancellations after after the August 9 cancellation deadline will not be given any refunds or credits.

    What to expect:

    • Support with camp / equipment set up if you are a newer camper (note: you MUST connect with an event leader prior to registration to receive this support)
    • Hikes each day in the area around camp
    • Evening fire and social activities, plus options to attend mini workshop sessions
    • Games & other fun activities like crafts (TBD)
    • Time to yourself to relax and unwind
    • Optional group activities
    • Optional canoe rentals
    • This event is not pet friendly.

    Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned above, this activity is rated a 2/5.

    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.

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

    This event allows cancellation no less than 14 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

    • Fri, September 13, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, September 15, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Nopiming Provincial Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 5 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (September 8th).

    PRE-TRIP MEETING (MANDATORY): Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm.

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION: 

    Member registration opens August 7!

    Get ready for a fun backpacking trip to waterfront sites in the stunning gem Nopiming Provincial Park! Enjoy this relatively short hike (1.5 km, less than 1 hour) into backcountry sites and tent under the stars. We plan to do an additional day hike once we've set up camp. We will also have the option to do water activities since we are camped right on the lake!

    Participants will need to bring appropriate gear that can be carried in by backpack including a tent, sleeping bag, food and water, flashlights, cooking equipment, layered clothing, appropriate gear for activities, and other items. A suggested gear and packing list will be provided upon registering so that you can adequately prepare for this weekend. (Please check the details in your registration confirmation email!)

    NOTE: Food, drink and scented items must be kept in bear-safe containers (there is a bear box at our site). We will discuss what this means at the pre-trip meeting. NO food / scented items inside tents and we will observe all LNT principles!

    This trip will proceed rain or shine! We have a selection of quality rain shells available in our gear library for those that need to borrow one.

    Event leaders: Lara Stregger and Ashley Moore. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out prior to registering! 

    Costs not included in registration fees: optional equipment rentals, gas, park entry fees, additional group-planned activities, shared cost of firewood, meals, other misc. / personal expenses.

    MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday September 10th at 7:00 pm. An email will be sent to participants 1 week prior to our meeting with further details.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - These trips are a true team effort and are offered to individuals who are team players. You MUST attend the mandatory pre trip meeting with no exceptions. This is required since it is where leaders and participants come together to finalize all plans and details to make this trip possible. Everyone's participation makes these trips a success! Please review the pre trip meeting date to ensure you can attend prior to registering.

    If you do not end up attending this pre trip meeting, you may forfeit your registered spot and there will be no credit or refund available to you.

    What to expect:

    • Supportive leaders to help build your backcountry confidence
    • Group hike into the backcountry sites
    • Additional hike from camp
    • Evening fire and social activities
    • Optional swimming and other water-based activities (weather dependent) 
    • Optional group activities to be decided at pre-trip meeting
    • You should have enough experience and fitness to be able to carry your gear, including all food needed for the weekend while hiking at a moderate pace. 
    • This event is not pet friendly.

    Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned above, this activity is rated a 3/5.

    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.

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

    This event allows cancellation no less than 14 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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