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Backpacking Overnight in Riding Mountain National Park

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


(depends on selected options)

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


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.

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