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

    • Sat, July 09, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 9
    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 7)

    Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on McGillivray Falls Self-guiding Trail plus additional exploration on Centennial Trail (spur off McGillivray Falls.) McGillivray Falls is a Whiteshell gem and a beautiful trail year round. 


    Event Leaders: Christina Hiebert Click for more informationIf you are ready to take your experience up a notch from sticking to trails around Winnipeg, this is your opportunity to join a leader who loves to empower women to safely step out of their comfort zones and try new experiences

    Arrival Time: Arrive by 9:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10:00 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: McGillivray Falls Trailhead. 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: 6-7 KM (McGillivray Falls = 4.3 KM) plus added distance on Centennial Trail
    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 a break for a lunch and additional 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.

    NOTICE TO ADVENTURER MEMBERS - ADD 1 GUEST FREE TO THIS 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, July 12, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Silver Springs Park
    • 12
    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 10, 2022

    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: Brittany Thiessen and Maggie Wen

    Arrival Timeby 6:15PM. We will begin the hike no later than 6:30PM. 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: Silver Springs Park. Exact meeting location will be shared with registered participants. Well maintained trail with lots of wildlife and flowers to enjoy. Trail winds through trees, open beach area with a sand cliff, then through a marshy area before opening up to the lake. You might see turtles, geese, pelicans, ducks, otters, beavers, muskrats, or owls. Be prepared for bugs and terrain.

    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 3.4KM
    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: Gravel. Trail is generally level

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

    Please leave your dog(s) at home. 

    NOTICE TO ADVENTURER MEMBERS - ADD 1 GUEST FREE TO THIS EVENT!

    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.

    • Wed, July 13, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Eagle Creek Trail
    • 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 (JULY 11

    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 Timeby 6:00 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 6:15 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: Eagle Creek 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 hours and 5KM
    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: Trail is gravel and generally level. 

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

    Please leave your dog(s) at home. 

    NOTICE TO ADVENTURER MEMBERS - ADD 1 GUEST FREE TO THIS EVENT!

    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, July 14, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • St. Vital Park
    • 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, ONE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (JULY 13)

    This event is open to Backcountry Women members only.

    Event Leaders: Kate Rudge & Ashley Moore CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION


    Join Backcountry Women for our New Member Meet & Greet. We're kicking off this session to help new members feel like they belong in our community right from the start. If you have recently joined Backcountry Women or have been a member for a while but haven't joined us for an event, this session is for you. This will be a fun filled meet and greet!  Come get to know us and other members, and learn more about what we offer and what having a membership is all about.


    Location: St. Vital Park.  Exact location and details will be sent out in a reminder email.

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

    Bring: lawn/camp chair, water bottle/cold drink, sunscreen, bug spray, a copy of the Member's Handbook* & a pencil/pen if you'd like to take notes, and / or your smart phone with access to our website.

    *The Member's Handbook is available via our Members-Only page when you are logged into the website - please check it out!

    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.

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

    • Sun, July 17, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 1
    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 15)

    Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on on Hanson's Creek Trail for some amazing Whiteshell views and some challenging ups and downs as we go through rocky Canadian Shield terrain.


    Event Leaders: Lara Stregger Click for more information

    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: Hansons Creek 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: 8 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: The trail leads through a mix of forested and rocky terrain. There are multiple steeper rocky climbs and descents, as well as a beaver dam crossing. Low lying spots will likely be wet, and rocks may be slippery if wet. 

    Pace: Slow to moderate with a break for a lunch and additional stops for water as needed.

    Please keep dogs at home. 


    NOTICE TO ADVENTURER MEMBERS - ADD 1 GUEST FREE TO THIS EVENT!

    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, July 19, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • La Salle, Manitoba
    • 6
    Register

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

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 1 DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (JULY 18)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    Join Backcountry Women and AllStoke for an Intro to Paddle Boarding Clinic. This clinic is designed for you to learn all about paddle boarding - from learning about different types of paddle boards, understanding proper safety equipment, recommended gear, paddling techniques, and more!

    Open to beginners and novice paddlers, this is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn practical SUP knowledge and practice technique as we develop your confidence on and off the water.

    All equipment is provided. Please read on for full details! 

    Event leaders: This is a collaborative event between AllStoke (your instructors & event leaders) and Backcountry Women. Organized by Ashley Moore - direct event inquiries here.

    Arrival Time: Your clinic will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. To avoid any congestion, arrive no more than 10 minutes early. Please do not be late, otherwise you forfeit your spot.

    Upon arrival please wait at your vehicle and attend to organizing your personal gear to prepare yourself for the event to allow the instructors sufficient time to prepare and set up for the event. The instructors will greet you when it's time to begin introductions and lessons.  

    Thanks for doing your part to help us run a smooth event for all!

    Location: We will meet at the boat launch in La Salle. Parking is available on site. Respect any no parking signs.

    NOTE: Restrooms are not available at the boat launch; please prepare accordingly. 

    Participant Expectations: You are expected to fully participate and show up prepared and on time to learn within a group of like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community. Participants must be comfortable in water, though we wear mandatory PFD’s & may not actually get wet. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    What to bring: Please bring water, bug repellent, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing for a variety of conditions (such as capris pants, t-shirt/long sleeve shirt, some extra layers).

    What is Provided:  Participants receive a pre-trip email with a suggested personal gear list. We provide 2 certified Paddle Canada & Outdoor Council of Canada instructors to facilitate the lesson. We also provide the paddle boards, paddles, PFD’s, and Transport Canada approved safety equipment. Essentially, all you do is show up and we’ll be ready to get you on a board!

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

    ExperienceThe instructors are there to build your confidence and it's not necessary to have any experience! If you are a first time paddle boarder, you are not required to stand up. You have the option of paddling from your knees or sitting down.

    Terrain: The water we are paddling on is sheltered and typically very calm. 

      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 Cancellation PolicyA special note regarding this event: weather can be a reason for us to cancel - we will notify participants of any cancellations by 3 pm via email; be sure to check for updates.

      • Tue, July 26, 2022
      • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
      • King's Park
      • 12
      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 (July 24

      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 Patty Noble

      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: King's Park Exact meeting location will be shared with registered participants. A park pass is not required for this event. 

      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 4KM
      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: Paved trail, rolling hills.  Some sections of "forest trail" may be muddy due to rain.

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

      This is a dog friendly event.  Dogs are welcome but must remain on leash during the walk (participants are welcome to attend the off-leash area of the park either before or after the event). RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Please consider leaving your dog (s) at home if there is a heat advisory, if they do not walk well in groups, or are unable to complete the entire trail.

      NOTICE TO ADVENTURER MEMBERS - ADD 1 GUEST FREE TO THIS EVENT!

      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.

      • Mon, August 15, 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • La Salle, Manitoba
      • 12
      Registration is closed

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

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 1 DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (AUGUST 14)

      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      Join Backcountry Women and AllStoke for an Intro to Paddle Boarding Clinic. This clinic is designed for you to learn all about paddle boarding - from learning about different types of paddle boards, understanding proper safety equipment, recommended gear, paddling techniques, and more!

      Open to beginners and novice paddlers, this is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn practical SUP knowledge and practice technique as we develop your confidence on and off the water.

      All equipment is provided. Please read on for full details! 

      Event leaders: This is a collaborative event between AllStoke (your instructors & event leaders) and Backcountry Women. Organized by Ashley Moore - direct event inquiries here.

      Arrival Time: Your clinic will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. To avoid any congestion, arrive no more than 10 minutes early. Please do not be late, otherwise you forfeit your spot.

      Upon arrival please wait at your vehicle and attend to organizing your personal gear to prepare yourself for the event to allow the instructors sufficient time to prepare and set up for the event. The instructors will greet you when it's time to begin introductions and lessons.  

      Thanks for doing your part to help us run a smooth event for all!

      Location: We will meet at the boat launch in La Salle. Parking is available on site. Respect any no parking signs.

      NOTE: Restrooms are not available at the boat launch; please prepare accordingly. 

      Participant Expectations: You are expected to fully participate and show up prepared and on time to learn within a group of like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community. Participants must be comfortable in water, though we wear mandatory PFD’s & may not actually get wet. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

      What to bring: Please bring water, bug repellent, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing for a variety of conditions (such as capris pants, t-shirt/long sleeve shirt, some extra layers).

      What is Provided:  Participants receive a pre-trip email with a suggested personal gear list. We provide 2 certified Paddle Canada & Outdoor Council of Canada instructors to facilitate the lesson. We also provide the paddle boards, paddles, PFD’s, and Transport Canada approved safety equipment. Essentially, all you do is show up and we’ll be ready to get you on a board!

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

      ExperienceThe instructors are there to build your confidence and it's not necessary to have any experience! If you are a first time paddle boarder, you are not required to stand up. You have the option of paddling from your knees or sitting down.

      Terrain: The water we are paddling on is sheltered and typically very calm. 

        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 Cancellation PolicyA special note regarding this event: weather can be a reason for us to cancel - we will notify participants of any cancellations by 3 pm via email; be sure to check for updates.

        • Sat, August 27, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Whiteshell Provincial Park
        • 13
        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 (Aug 25)

        Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on Pine Point Rapids Trail located in Whiteshell Provincial Park. This scenic trail is a must see with several rapids to view.


        Event Leaders: Maggie Wen and Patty Noble

        Arrival Time: Arrive by 8:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 9:00 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: Pine Point Rapids.  The 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:  5.4km (short loop), 8.2km (long loop) - length will be decided based on trail conditions and weather.
        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: Varied 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 / snow), and tree roots make for a tripping hazard. 

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


        This is a dog friendly event. Dogs are welcome but must remain on leash during the walk. RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Please leave your dog (s) at home if there is a heat advisory, if they do not walk well in groups, or are unable to complete the entire trail. DOG OWNERS MUST BE AWARE OF OUR DOG POLICY ON OUR FAQ PAGE.

        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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