COVID-19 UPDATE: We are proceeding in compliance with Manitoba regulations and any current restrictions. Events may or may not proceed due to these public health orders.

Please note the new 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

    • Thu, October 28, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bunn's Creek
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Regarding COVID-19: Due to the numbers placed on gathering restrictions, we need your cooperation in only signing up for events that you can truly commit to attending. 

    Masks are mandatory when gathering at the beginning and end of our events. Additionally, we strongly recommend masks be worn during the activity (but are not required as long as physical distance is being maintained) - if group members are closer than 6 feet apart they MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCTOBER 26) 

    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 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: Michelle Ip 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 leader to share information with the group. 


    Location: Bunn's Creek. 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.

    Duration/Distance: Approximately 2 hours and 6KM. 
    Experience: All skill levels welcome. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) 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. Trail is generally level. 

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

    Please leave your dog(s) 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.

    • Sat, October 30, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 2
    Register

    Regarding COVID-19: Due to the numbers placed on gathering restrictions, we need your cooperation in only signing up for events that you can truly commit to attending. 

    Masks are mandatory when gathering at the beginning and end of our events. Additionally, we strongly recommend masks be worn during the activity (but are not required as long as physical distance is being maintained) - if group members are closer than 6 feet apart they MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here.

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCT 28)

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

    Join us on a Backcountry Women Warrior Women Hike on hike the Hunt Lake Trail. This is a beautiful out and back hike along the rocky shores of Hunt and West Hawk Lake. The trail has lot of up and downs, rocky/rooted footing and beautiful vistas over the lakes. This is an intermediate to advanced level hike due to the difficult, technical terrain and pace of the hike.

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

    Event leaders: Kerry St George - click for bio

    Arrival Time: by 8:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 9:00 AM so please arrive on timeThe 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. 

    LocationWe will meet at the Hunt Lake Trailhead on Hwy 44.  A 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 5/5This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

    Hiking series: Warrior Women - click for more info.

    Duration / Distance: Approximately 12 km, 6-7 hours with breaks.

    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.  Strongly recommend that you have walked, run or hiked more than 10km in the last 2-3 months.

    Terrain: The trail is a maintained trail with lots of ups and downs over roots and rocks, over and under trees.

    Pace: Moderate to fast with some breaks (2.5-3.5 km/h over rocky uneven terrain - not flat land hiking speed).

    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.


    • Sat, October 30, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Beaudry Provincial Park
    • 2
    Register

    Regarding COVID-19: Due to the numbers placed on gathering restrictions, we need your cooperation in only signing up for events that you can truly commit to attending. 

    Masks are mandatory when gathering at the beginning and end of our events. Additionally, we strongly recommend masks be worn during the activity (but are not required as long as physical distance is being maintained) - if group members are closer than 6 feet apart they MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCTOBER 28) 

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    Join us for a fun day hike with a social focus! This is a great opportunity to engage with other Backcountry Women community members plus enjoy a cozy fire. The flat and well-marked Wild Grape and Elm trail takes us along the Assiniboine River and then through the forest and is a prime spot to view beavers, muskrats, and other wildlife. After the hike, we will enjoy a fire where we may have the opportunity to learn some new fire building skills depending on fire pit availability.

    Event Leaders: Ashley Moore and Kate Rudge. Click for more information

    Arrival Time: by 2:15 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 2:30 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: Beaudry Provincial Park. 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 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: Hike + Fire (special series)
    Duration/Distance
    : Approximately 1.5 hours of hiking on the Wild Grape/Elm trail (5 kms), plus an hour or so for the fire afterwards (weather permitting).
    Experience: All skill levels welcome. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) 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 can get muddy after significant rainfall.

    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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