COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning a lot of fun upcoming activities and are looking forward to the future. We are proceeding in compliance with Manitoba regulations and any current restrictions. 

As you may know, Manitoba is in the COVID-19 Code Red zone. Please note the new protocols and guidelines that we must all adhere to at 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 adult (18+) women. We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, 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

    • Tue, March 09, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CST)
    • Henteleff 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 (MARCH 7) 

    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 women from the Backcountry Women community.

    NOTE: It is important to physically distance from each other on the trail and during any breaks.

    Event leader: Christina Hiebert and Chelsea Owasi Click for more information

    Arrival Time: by 6:30 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 6:45 PM. The 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. 


    Location: Henteleff Park on St.Mary's Rd. Exact meeting location will be provided to registered attendees. 


    Backcountry Women acknowledges that this hike will take place on Treaty 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: Walk will be two hours and approximately 5 KM.

    Experience: Be comfortable hiking in the dark and have a light source with you to use if / when needed. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) at a slow to moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and layers. 

    Terrain: Flat, snow covered, and could be icy in some locations. Trail is suitable for all levels. 
    Pace: This activity will be at a slow to 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.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 3 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy..

    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • Online on Zoom
    • 15
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 1 DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (MARCH 9)

    Join Backcountry Women for a two-part series covering everything you need to prep your food for this year's adventures. Join the conversation as we share tips, recipes and tools to ensure you enjoy nutritious and delicious food on your trips. 

    Sign up for one or both sessions. Click here for the first session

    PART II – Dehydrating Your Own Food

    Make your own delicious, nutritious dehydrated snacks and meals for your next backcountry trip. In this workshop we’ll cover the ins and outs of dehydrating to make your food the talk of the trail. Join the conversation as we discuss:

    • What to look for in a dehydrator and what accessories are helpful
    • What foods can and can’t be dehydrated
    • Dehydrating full meals vs individual ingredients
    • How to prepare and dry different foods
    • How to know if food is dried safely
    • How to store dried food and how to pack it for trips
    • How to re-hydrate and cook food on the trail
    • Tips, tricks and favorite recipes from the trail


    Facilitator Getty Stewart

    Getty is an experienced backcountry enthusiast who enjoys extended hiking, kayaking and canoe trips as much as she loves good food. When not outdoors, this Professional Home Economist writes and teaches about growing, cooking and preserving local, seasonal foods. Getty’s workshops are always fun and packed with practical tips, tasty recipes and great stories from the trail. Get a sneak peek at her dehydrating tips and recipes at www.gettystewart.com.

    ** PARTICIPANTS WHO JOIN BOTH WORKSHOPS (Planning Your Meals for Overnight Trips & Dehydrating Your Own Food) WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW FOR OUR BRAND NEW BACKCOUNTRY WOMEN NECK / FACE COVER!**

    Time & location: The workshop begins promptly at 7:00 PM CST. This will be an interactive online workshop that will run approximately 2 hours. Participants will need a free Zoom account. Further instructions will be emailed out to participants; please download and test your account access prior to the date of the workshop. Participants will receive the course handout prior to the workshop.

      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 Policy.

      • Sat, March 13, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
      • Amisk Trail, Whiteshell Provincial Park
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      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.


      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (March 11)

      Join us for a Backcountry Women "Adventure Women" hike and/or snowshoe at Amisk Trail! 

      The Amisk Trail is an approximate 4 km loop that is scenic and features various viewpoints overlooking the landscape. There are multiple ups and downs as the trail passes through forested sections and on top of the rocky terrain. There are numerous viewpoints where we can stop for a snack/lunch break. Snowshoes are optional on this trail (depending on the conditions and amount of snow at the time), and the path is snow packed. 

      Event Leaders: Brittany Thiessen and Jessica Burtnick with Reggie the Siberian husky. Click for more information!

      Arrival Time: Arrive by 9:00 AM. We will begin the hike/snowshoe 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 in Whiteshell Provincial Park. We will meet in the parking area at the trailhead. 

      Backcountry Women acknowledges that this hike will take place on Treaty 3 Territory. 

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

      This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

      Activity Category: Adventure Women
      Duration/Distance
      : Approximately 4 KM (a break will be included for snacks/lunch). 
      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 has multiple ups and downs along the granite rock. The trail is currently snow-packed but expect that there may be the potential for some slippery sections. Hiking poles and/or traction on your footwear is recommended. 
      Pace: Moderate with a break for lunch and additional stops for water as needed. 

      There will be a dog accompanying this activity. If you don’t have a dog or puppy friend of your own, this is a great opportunity to experience the joy and benefits of an animal companion! For more info on dogs at our events, please read 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.

      This event allows cancellation no less than 3 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

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