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 women. We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, transgender, femme/feminine, genderqueer and non-binary.

Upcoming events

    • Sun, December 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 13
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (DEC. 7)

    Join us for a relaxing walk through the Assiniboine Forest with like-minded women as we explore the trails of this beautiful urban green space, where you feel like you’re far from the city. We will spend approximately two hours on a leisurely walk through the forest. 

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners. The Assiniboine Forest consists of multiple colour coded trails through the woods. We will walk approximately 3.5 km along the Sagimay, Traverse, Preston and Oak Ridge Trails to form a loop. 

    Arrival Time: by 10 AM to the trailhead. We will depart the trailhead by 10:30 AM at the latest. 

    Location: Assiniboine Forest 

    Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 3.5 kms.

    Difficulty: Beginner-friendly

    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.

    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.


    • Wed, December 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 21
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (DEC. 10)

    Climbing teaches mental and physical strength! Our climb nights are a fun and supportive way to get your climb on with an awesome community of women, and potentially try a new sport. Don't fear - just join us!!! Never climbed before? Scared to try? Don't feel like your fitness stacks up to be able to try climbing? Kick those doubts to the curb - Backcountry Women will get you through! P.S. - we have this evening privately booked just for us, so we can cheer for one another and build each other's confidence. We also build your skills during each climb night!

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners.

    Those new to the U of M climbing wall will receive a general climbing orientation at the beginning of the evening, and then will be assisted with getting ready to climb.

    Returning participants will get geared up, warmed up and will not only climb, but will also learn and apply skills for climbing!

    Equipment is included (harnesses, shoes). There is some chalk available to share as well.

    Climb time: starts at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: Open to all levels

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Sun, December 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba
    • 10
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DEC. 12)

    I'ts a busy time of year, so we will stick closer to home and explore the beauty of the trails around Birds Hill Park. This Morning hike/snowshoe (snow dependent) will allow you a bit of a Nature Break from the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, but we will be finished in plenty of time for you to get back to your Holiday prep or parties!

    This activity will be beginner friendly but at a moderate pace with an approximate hiking distance of 6.5km. It will take us between 1.5-2 hours to hike, with the option to extend the hike further.

    If the snow conditions are right, you have the option of bringing your snowshoes to use.

    We will be exploring the Lakeside Trail, the Campground, Pine Ridge Trail and a bit of off trail hiking as well. We will have a break and a chance to explore the old Pine Ridge Homestead.

    Reach out to the coordinator if you would like to bring your dog. We will be in touch after registration closes and let you know if your dog can join (this is dependent on all participants being comfortable with a dog in the group). Please note that dogs must remain on leash during the event and waste packed off the trail.

    Arrival Time: by 9 AM. We will depart to begin our hike by 9:30 AM at the latest. 

    LocationWe will meet at the West Beach Parking lot in Birds Hill Park (park pass is required)

    Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 6.5 kms. There will be an option to extend it further for those who wish.

    Difficulty: Beginner-friendly, but at a moderate pace

    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.

    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.

    • Wed, January 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 14
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (JAN. 21)

    Want to learn how to belay a climbing partner? If you've done some climbing, it may be time to take it to the next level by learning top-rope belay skills! Learning to belay is an essential skill for climbing and opens up more opportunities - there are many more routes to choose from using climbing ropes!

    This course will focus on the fundamentals of top-rope climbing: Safety, communication, use of equipment, knot tying, and learning how to be an effective, safe belayer. We have this evening privately booked just for us, so we'll be in a fun and supportive environment!

    This event is open to participants who have climbed indoors or outdoors previously.*

    Equipment included: Climbing shoes, harness, belay device (gri-gri & locking carabiner).

    Course time: starts promptly at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: *Some basic climbing experience is required. Bonus points if you already know how to tie a double figure 8 knot!

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Sat, January 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pinawa, Manitoba
    • 8
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

    Take a day in the beautiful wonderland of Pinawa to experience the fun and relaxation of the winter season. Whether you want to try out fat tire biking, snowshoe in the forest, curl up by the wood burning stove with your favourite book, walk along the Great Trail, or do a combination of activities, the Snow Much Fun Getaway makes it easy for you to participate.

    This all-inclusive day takes place at the Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse in Pinawa, just an hour’s drive from Winnipeg and will be hosted by life re-creation coach Patti Phillips.

    Arrive at Nurtured by Nature for 11:00 am and get an orientation of the place before you choose your activities for the day. Four fat tire bikes are available to ride the 1.5 km loop trail right out the front door. Several pairs of snowshoes are available if the group wants to venture out together with Patti as your guide or go off on your own to explore.

    A lunch of hearty soup and homemade bread will warm you up before you venture out again in the afternoon. The wall of windows in the living room overlooking the forest connect you with the wintery forest even if you decide to hang around inside.

    Hot drinks and snacks in the afternoon will warm you up before your departure at 4 pm.

    Note: there is a dog and cat on site (this is mentioned in case of allergy concerns).

    Arrival time: 11 AM at Nurtured by Nature Retreat.
    Duration: 11 AM to approximately 4 PM
    Difficulty: All levels of experience welcome. There will be a variety of options to choose from!

    This getaway requires a minimum of 4 participants for the event to take place and there will be a maximum of 8 participants.

    The getaway includes:

    • Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse “basecamp”
    • Use of fat tire bikes and private groomed trail
    • Use of snowshoes
    • Healthy homemade vegan lunch
    • Afternoon snack

    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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Wed, February 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 28
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB. 4)

    Climbing teaches mental and physical strength! Our climb nights are a fun and supportive way to get your climb on with an awesome community of women, and potentially try a new sport. Don't fear - just join us!!! Never climbed before? Scared to try? Don't feel like your fitness stacks up to be able to try climbing? Kick those doubts to the curb - Backcountry Women will get you through! P.S. - we have this evening privately booked just for us, so we can cheer for one another and build each other's confidence. We also build your skills during each climb night!

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners.

    Those new to the U of M climbing wall will receive a general climbing orientation at the beginning of the evening, and then will be assisted with getting ready to climb.

    Returning participants will get geared up, warmed up and will not only climb, but will also learn and apply skills for climbing!

    Equipment is included (harnesses, shoes). There is some chalk available to share as well.

    Climb time: starts at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: Open to all levels

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 28
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB. 25)

    Climbing teaches mental and physical strength! Our climb nights are a fun and supportive way to get your climb on with an awesome community of women, and potentially try a new sport. Don't fear - just join us!!! Never climbed before? Scared to try? Don't feel like your fitness stacks up to be able to try climbing? Kick those doubts to the curb - Backcountry Women will get you through! P.S. - we have this evening privately booked just for us, so we can cheer for one another and build each other's confidence. We also build your skills during each climb night!

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners.

    Those new to the U of M climbing wall will receive a general climbing orientation at the beginning of the evening, and then will be assisted with getting ready to climb.

    Returning participants will get geared up, warmed up and will not only climb, but will also learn and apply skills for climbing!

    Equipment is included (harnesses, shoes). There is some chalk available to share as well.

    Climb time: starts at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: Open to all levels

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Wed, March 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 28
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (MARCH. 17)

    Climbing teaches mental and physical strength! Our climb nights are a fun and supportive way to get your climb on with an awesome community of women, and potentially try a new sport. Don't fear - just join us!!! Never climbed before? Scared to try? Don't feel like your fitness stacks up to be able to try climbing? Kick those doubts to the curb - Backcountry Women will get you through! P.S. - we have this evening privately booked just for us, so we can cheer for one another and build each other's confidence. We also build your skills during each climb night!

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners.

    Those new to the U of M climbing wall will receive a general climbing orientation at the beginning of the evening, and then will be assisted with getting ready to climb.

    Returning participants will get geared up, warmed up and will not only climb, but will also learn and apply skills for climbing!

    Equipment is included (harnesses, shoes). There is some chalk available to share as well.

    Climb time: starts at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: Open to all levels

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 7 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

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