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

    • Sun, December 05, 2021
    • 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Bird's Hill Provincial Park
    • 7
    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 (December 3) 

    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 Kingfisher Lakeview trail takes us around Kingfisher Lake in Bird's Hill Park.  This hike is generally quite exposed and is 5.8km long.  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 1:45 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 2:00 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: Bird's Hill 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
    : Under 2 hours of hiking on the Kingfisher Lakeview trail (5.8 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 paved surfaces.  The trail can be slippery depending on snowpack.  If recent snow or ice has covered the trail, come prepared with traction aids such as micro spikes and/or hiking poles.

    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.

    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 14
    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. 

    Additionally, please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DEC 5)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    This event requires mask use in the facility as per MB Health regulations. This event is indoors at Half Pints Brewing Co. and additionally requires proof of COVID Immunization -  be prepared to show your vaccine card and photo ID to be able to enter.

    Workshop Description:
    Getting outside to hike and explore has so many benefits, it’s no wonder this activity has recently gained popularity. Winter hiking season is here and there’s no reason to hibernate! There are things to consider and prepare for so that you can have a safe and enjoyable experience. Join us to learn more about embracing this next season.

    This workshop has a focus on safety and reducing risks by preparing, and packing our bags and layering appropriately. We will go over the Ten Essentials of hiking for the winter in this workshop, and provide a variety of gear examples with opportunities to discuss them and have your winter adventure questions answered. We want to help you prepare, and get out there to have fun! 

    The Winter Hiking Essentials workshop is being delivered directly by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader). 

    Ashley is an experienced backcountry enthusiast who enjoys getting into nature by foot, bike, and watercraft and enjoys activities that include multi-day hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, downhill skiing, and indoor and outdoor rock climbing.

    Please read on for full details!

    Time & location:
    Please arrive at 6:45 pm. This workshop will take place at Half Pints Brewing Co (note: beer will not be available for purchase at the event, however we will have hot water available for tea). The workshop begins at 7:00 pm.

    Half Pints has a short flight of steps required to access the front door. Parking is available in the lot next to the building - it is not necessary to park on the street.

    What is Included: Workshop participants receive our digital Guidebook ($20 value)! Prairie Essentials - Backcountry Women's Guide to Exploring Manitoba and Beyond is a comprehensive 25+ page guidebook that covers topics including:

    • What to pack each season

    • Layering appropriately for your activity

    • Footwear tips

    • Bonus gear to consider packing

    • What to know before you go, and planning for your adventures

    • Travel tips

    • Four legged friends on the trail

    • Being environmentally responsible on trail

    • Sample packing list

    • Trail options to explore in Manitoba, including those for hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing

    • And more!

    The workshop facilitator, Ashley Moore, is an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications) who is knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to empowering fellow women in the outdoors. 

      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 before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.

      • Thu, December 09, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Lagimodière-Gaboury Park & Whittier Park
      • 7
      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

      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DECEMBER 7

      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 & Patty Noble 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: Lagimodière-Gaboury Park & Whittier Park trails. 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 2 hours and 6-7KM
      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. Traction aids and/or hiking poles are recommended.
      Terrain: Snow covered gravel/dirt trails. 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.

      • Sun, December 12, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Cabin Lake Trail
      • 10
      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.


      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DEC 10)

      Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on Cabin Lake Trail . This scenic trail features pretty views, a cute red foot bridge, and ends at the peaceful lake. There are multiple ups and downs along with gentle to moderate terrain. We will enjoy lunch at the lake.


      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 9:00 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: Cabin Lake Trailvalid 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 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: Some steep sections, open rock faces, marsh, mix of forest and rocky areas, snow / ice covered.

      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.

      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.

      • Sun, December 12, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Winnipeg, MB
      • 18
      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. 

      Additionally, 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 (DEC 10

      This event requires mask use in the facility at all times as per MB Health regulations. This event is indoors at Vertical Adventures and additionally requires proof of COVID Immunization - prepared to show your vaccine card and photo ID to be able to enter.

      Backcountry Women Climbing events are officially back! Introducing Backcountry Women's Sunday Send Sessions. To “send” means successfully reaching the top and finishing a climb.

      Join us for a fun and supportive way to improve your physical and mental well being through indoor rock climbing. We have this space privately booked for us, so don’t fear – just join us! If you have doubts about your fitness level or fears in general when it comes to climbing, we are here to help you step outside your comfort zone safely and try this amazing sport. We are excited to help build your confidence up and introduce you to an awesome community of people.

      This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners who will receive an orientation to the gym at the beginning of this event. There will be additional opportunities for those beyond the beginner stage at each of our Sunday Send Sessions to build your climbing skills.

      Equipment is included for anyone requiring it (harnesses, shoes) or you are free to bring equipment you own. Short fingernails are recommended. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and bring a water bottle.

      NOTE: DUE TO THIS BEING A PRIVATE BACKCOUNTRY WOMEN EVENT CREATED FOR MEMBERS OF THE BACKCOUNTRY WOMEN COMMUNITY, YOU CANNOT APPLY ANY PASSES YOU HAVE PURCHASED FROM VERTICAL ADVENTURES TO THIS EVENT.

      Event leaders: Backcountry Women's Founder, Ashley Moore - Click for more information

      Arrival Time: 10:00 AM. We will begin the activity promptly with introductions and an orientation to the gym for any beginners or new climbers.

      Location: Vertical Adventures (Winnipeg)


      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.

      Average Difficulty Rating: 3/5. 

      DurationApproximately 2 hours
      Experience: All skill levels welcome. 

      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.

      • Thu, December 16, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Kings Park
      • 11
      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

      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DECEMBER 14

      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 & Patty Noble 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: Kings Park. 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 4-5 KM
      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. Traction aids and/or hiking poles are recommended.
      Terrain: Snow covered gravel/dirt/paved trails. 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, December 18, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • La Barriere Park
      • 7
      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

      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (DECEMBER 16

      Join us for a Backcountry Women Full Moon night hike

      This hike is a unique night-hiking experience where we will stop periodically to gaze at the full moon (howling optional) and take in the stillness of the season. 

      December’s full Moon goes by the name Full Long Night's Moon. The term is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

      Our Full Moon Hikes require that everyone carry their own light source, whether a head lamp or flashlight (mandatory).

      Event Leader: Chelsea Owasi. Click for more information

      Arrival Time: by 7pm. We will begin the hike no later than 7:15pm 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: La Barriere Park. Located south of the perimeter on Waverley St close to La Salle.


      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: Full Moon Series (special series)
      Duration/Distance
      : Approximately 1.5 hours of hiking on the La Barriere Park loop (3km).
      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 slippery with snow cover.

      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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