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

    • Thu, May 26, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Churchill Drive Park
    • 6
    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 (MAY 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: Michelle Ip - Click for more information

    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: Churchill Drive 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 1.5-2 hours and 5-6KM
    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: Mix of gravel and 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.

    • Sat, May 28, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Birds Hill Provincial Park
    • 10

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MAY 26)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    Hiking with Confidence empowers you to learn all about hiking safely and responsibly, while in a welcoming environment with other like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community through a full day course. For newer hikers and also those who want to upgrade their foundation of skills, our courses offer the opportunity to build up essential knowledge for your journey into self-sufficiency in the outdoors.

    Backcountry Women is here to support your journey starting where you're at so that you can build towards being be the most prepared and confident hiker you can be. Our course is being delivered by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader) and members of our Advocate team! We are excited to offer this course to be able to share our wealth of hiking and backcountry experience with everyone. 

    This course will dive into topics including preparedness, planning, safety, goals and motivations, gear choices and selection, as well as provide our own tips and tricks. It provides the opportunity for engaging discussions where participants can share their personal experiences. We provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities (such as basic map use, fire building, water purification, shelter set up; note that topics covered are based on available timeframe). Expect to go on a short hike to round out the day.

    Course note - some overlapping topics are involved in our Hiking and Backpacking courses. We recommend you take one or the other, depending on your interests and experience level relative to the outdoors. Reach out if you would like to discuss!

    Please read on for full details!

    Time & location:

    • The course begins promptly at 8:30 am. The duration is approximately 8-9 hours - but it's important to note that the time allocated needs to be flexible in order to cover course content, and can be unpredictable due to factors such as weather and group dynamics
    • Birds Hill Provincial Park - check your emails for confirmation of exact location details.

    Further instructions and important information will be emailed out to participants. Check your confirmation and reminder emails.

    Participant Expectations: Students are expected to participate 100% in this course. Students are responsible for their transportation, and personal items including food, park pass and equipment throughout the course.

    NOTE: You do not need to own the best gear so all you're required to bring is what you have. We do not encourage you go out and buy stuff unnecessarily (new or used). We will discuss a variety of options that you can try and ask about. This information will be useful to inform any of your potential future purchasing decisions related to gear.

    Students must be able to hike comfortably for a short distance to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    What is Provided: Students receive a pre-course email with a packing list to prepare you for the day, and any other relevant details. We also provide our Guidebook in print form which is a wealth of information for your reference. Your course instructors includes an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications). For education purposes during the course, we use a diverse set of equipment you can become familiar with (including tarps, fire starting materials, water filters, backcountry stoves, etc.).

    We very much look forward to spending the day together at our course! 

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

      • Sun, May 29, 2022
      • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      • Birds Hill Provincial Park
      • 9

      DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MAY 27)

      PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

      Looking to get out multi-day backpacking but not sure where to start? Backpacking with Confidence empowers you to learn all about getting into the backcountry safely and responsibly, while in a welcoming environment with other like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community through a full day course. For newer backpackers and also those who want to upgrade their foundation of skills, our courses offer the opportunity to build up essential knowledge for your journey into self-sufficiency in the outdoors.

      Backcountry Women is here to support your journey starting where you're at so that you can build towards being be the most prepared and confident hiker you can be. Our course is being delivered by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader) and members of our Advocate team! We are excited to offer this course to be able to share our wealth of hiking and backcountry experience with everyone. 

      This course will dive into topics including preparedness, planning, safety, goals and motivations, leaving no trace, gear choices and selection, as well as provide our own tips and tricks. It provides the opportunity for engaging discussions where participants can share their personal experiences. We provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities (such as packing your bag, basic map use, backcountry stoves, water purification, sleep systems and set up; note that topics covered are based on available timeframe). Expect to go on a short hike to round out the day.

      Course note - some overlapping topics are involved in our Hiking and Backpacking courses. We recommend you take one or the other, depending on your interests and experience level relative to the outdoors. Reach out if you would like to discuss!

      Please read on for full details!

      Time & location:

      • The course begins promptly at 8:00 am. The duration is approximately 9-10 hours - but it's important to note that the time allocated needs to be flexible in order to cover course content, and can be unpredictable due to factors such as weather and group dynamics
      • Birds Hill Provincial Park - check your emails for confirmation of exact location details.

      Further instructions and important information will be emailed out to participants. Check your confirmation and reminder emails.

      Participant Expectations: Students are expected to participate 100% in this course. Students are responsible for their transportation, and personal items including food, park pass and equipment throughout the course.

      NOTE: You do not need to own the best gear so all you're required to bring is what you have. We do not encourage you go out and buy stuff unnecessarily (new or used). We will discuss a variety of options that you can try and ask about. This information will be useful to inform any of your potential future purchasing decisions related to gear.

      Students must be able to hike comfortably for a short distance to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

      What is Provided: Students receive a pre-course email with a packing list to prepare you for the day, and any other relevant details. We also provide our Guidebook in print form which is a wealth of information for your reference. Your course instructors includes an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications). For education purposes during the course, we use a diverse set of equipment you can become familiar with (including tarps, fire starting materials, water filters, backcountry stoves, etc.).

      We very much look forward to spending the day together at our course! 

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

        • Sun, May 29, 2022
        • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
        • Spruce Woods Provincial Park
        • 10
        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 (MAY 27)

        Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike on the Yellow Quill Trail System to explore the beauty of Spruce Woods. This peaceful trail is a mix of forest and grassy, sandy rolling hills. Enjoy the open landscape along the way and connect with others from the Backcountry Women community!


        Event Leaders: Lara Stregger Click for more information.

        Arrival Time: Arrive by 9:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10 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: Yellow Quill Trails in Spruce Woods 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 2. 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: 9.5 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: Gentle, rolling hills and a grassy pathway. 

        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.

        • Tue, May 31, 2022
        • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Assiniboine Forest
        • 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 (MAY 29

        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: Patty Noble and Maggie Wen 

        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. 

        LocationAssiniboine Forest 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 5.5KM, depending on trail conditions.
        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: Gravel and wood chips. Mostly flat terrain. Due to the time of year the trail may be muddy

        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.

        • Fri, June 03, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • Sun, June 05, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
        • 0
        Registration is closed

        DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 14 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MAY 20).

        PRE-TRIP MEETING (MANDATORY): MAY 24, 2022 @ 7:00 PM (Kildonan Park)

        PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

        Join us in Riding Mountain for a fun weekend away together including hiking and exploring! Using our campsites at Wasagaming Campground as our home base, we'll be doing some exploring around town and hiking intermediate level trails such as Bald Hill. Other options may include renting kayaks or paddle boards to explore the lake and/or an evening venturing to the bison enclosure for potential wildlife viewing opportunities. Further details will be discussed and decided at our MANDATORY pre-trip meeting. This trip will proceed rain or shine; plans will be adjusted accordingly in the case of bad weather. We have booked spots near an outdoor shelter. Full details will be provided to registered attendees.

        Event leaders: Brittany Thiessen and Kerry St George. Please contact with any questions!

        Participants will need to bring appropriate camping and day hiking gear. To ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all, equipment should have been tested previously to withstand poor weather conditions such as wind and rain. You must have previous camping experience.

        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!) Gear and other details will be reviewed and coordinated together during our pre-trip meeting. Please be prepared to rent, purchase or borrow any items needed for this trip if you do not have.

        Costs not included in registration fees: optional equipment rentals, gas, park entry/passes, additional group-planned activities, shared cost of firewood, meals, other misc / personal expenses.

        MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: May 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM (Kildonan Park). 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 forfeit your registered spot and there will be no credit or refund available to you.

        Reach out if you are interested in bringing your dog. Please review dog policy here.

        What to expect:

        • Participants will be spread between 2 camp sites. Everyone will need a small tent as we are limited to 3 small tents per site (if the group has enough single-person tents, there may be room for more).
        • Day hiking will include intermediate level hikes at a moderate pace. You should have enough experience and fitness to be able to comfortably join an intermediate level challenging hike where we may be facing a variety of conditions and varied terrain for extended distances.
        • Each day (Saturday and Sunday) will have a main group activity planned as well as optional activities that we'll plan as a group during our meeting. There won't be a planned activity for Friday evening as this time will be reserved for setting up camp and enjoying a relaxing evening. 

        Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned above, this activity is rated a 4/5.

        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.

        • Sat, June 11, 2022
        • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
        • Birds Hill Provincial Park
        • 10
        Register

        DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (JUNE 9)

        PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

        Hiking with Confidence empowers you to learn all about hiking safely and responsibly, while in a welcoming environment with other like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community through a full day course. For newer hikers and also those who want to upgrade their foundation of skills, our courses offer the opportunity to build up essential knowledge for your journey into self-sufficiency in the outdoors.

        Backcountry Women is here to support your journey starting where you're at so that you can build towards being be the most prepared and confident hiker you can be. Our course is being delivered by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader) and members of our Advocate team! We are excited to offer this course to be able to share our wealth of hiking and backcountry experience with everyone. 

        This course will dive into topics including preparedness, planning, safety, goals and motivations, gear choices and selection, as well as provide our own tips and tricks. It provides the opportunity for engaging discussions where participants can share their personal experiences. We provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities (such as basic map use, fire building, water purification, shelter set up; note that topics covered are based on available timeframe). Expect to go on a short hike to round out the day.

        Course note - some overlapping topics are involved in our Hiking and Backpacking courses. We recommend you take one or the other, depending on your interests and experience level relative to the outdoors. Reach out if you would like to discuss!

        Please read on for full details!

        Time & location:

        • The course begins promptly at 8:30 am. The duration is approximately 8-9 hours - but it's important to note that the time allocated needs to be flexible in order to cover course content, and can be unpredictable due to factors such as weather and group dynamics
        • Birds Hill Provincial Park - check your emails for confirmation of exact location details.

        Further instructions and important information will be emailed out to participants. Check your confirmation and reminder emails.

        Participant Expectations: Students are expected to participate 100% in this course. Students are responsible for their transportation, and personal items including food, park pass and equipment throughout the course.

        NOTE: You do not need to own the best gear so all you're required to bring is what you have. We do not encourage you go out and buy stuff unnecessarily (new or used). We will discuss a variety of options that you can try and ask about. This information will be useful to inform any of your potential future purchasing decisions related to gear.

        Students must be able to hike comfortably for a short distance to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

        What is Provided: Students receive a pre-course email with a packing list to prepare you for the day, and any other relevant details. We also provide our Guidebook in print form which is a wealth of information for your reference. Your course instructors includes an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications). For education purposes during the course, we use a diverse set of equipment you can become familiar with (including tarps, fire starting materials, water filters, backcountry stoves, etc.).

        We very much look forward to spending the day together at our course! 

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

          • Sun, June 12, 2022
          • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
          • Birds Hill Provincial Park
          • 7
          Register

          DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (JUNE 10)

          PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

          Looking to get out multi-day backpacking but not sure where to start? Backpacking with Confidence empowers you to learn all about getting into the backcountry safely and responsibly, while in a welcoming environment with other like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community through a full day course. For newer backpackers and also those who want to upgrade their foundation of skills, our courses offer the opportunity to build up essential knowledge for your journey into self-sufficiency in the outdoors.

          Backcountry Women is here to support your journey starting where you're at so that you can build towards being be the most prepared and confident hiker you can be. Our course is being delivered by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader) and members of our Advocate team! We are excited to offer this course to be able to share our wealth of hiking and backcountry experience with everyone. 

          This course will dive into topics including preparedness, planning, safety, goals and motivations, leaving no trace, gear choices and selection, as well as provide our own tips and tricks. It provides the opportunity for engaging discussions where participants can share their personal experiences. We provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities (such as packing your bag, basic map use, backcountry stoves, water purification, sleep systems and set up; note that topics covered are based on available timeframe). Expect to go on a short hike to round out the day.

          Course note - some overlapping topics are involved in our Hiking and Backpacking courses. We recommend you take one or the other, depending on your interests and experience level relative to the outdoors. Reach out if you would like to discuss!

          Please read on for full details!

          Time & location:

          • The course begins promptly at 8:00 am. The duration is approximately 9-10 hours - but it's important to note that the time allocated needs to be flexible in order to cover course content, and can be unpredictable due to factors such as weather and group dynamics
          • Birds Hill Provincial Park - check your emails for confirmation of exact location details.

          Further instructions and important information will be emailed out to participants. Check your confirmation and reminder emails.

          Participant Expectations: Students are expected to participate 100% in this course. Students are responsible for their transportation, and personal items including food, park pass and equipment throughout the course.

          NOTE: You do not need to own the best gear so all you're required to bring is what you have. We do not encourage you go out and buy stuff unnecessarily (new or used). We will discuss a variety of options that you can try and ask about. This information will be useful to inform any of your potential future purchasing decisions related to gear.

          Students must be able to hike comfortably for a short distance to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

          What is Provided: Students receive a pre-course email with a packing list to prepare you for the day, and any other relevant details. We also provide our Guidebook in print form which is a wealth of information for your reference. Your course instructors includes an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications). For education purposes during the course, we use a diverse set of equipment you can become familiar with (including tarps, fire starting materials, water filters, backcountry stoves, etc.).

          We very much look forward to spending the day together at our course! 

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

            • Sat, June 25, 2022
            • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
            • Birds Hill Provincial Park
            • 10
            Registration is closed

            DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (JUNE 23)

            PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

            Hiking with Confidence empowers you to learn all about hiking safely and responsibly, while in a welcoming environment with other like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community through a full day course. For newer hikers and also those who want to upgrade their foundation of skills, our courses offer the opportunity to build up essential knowledge for your journey into self-sufficiency in the outdoors.

            Backcountry Women is here to support your journey starting where you're at so that you can build towards being be the most prepared and confident hiker you can be. Our course is being delivered by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader) and members of our Advocate team! We are excited to offer this course to be able to share our wealth of hiking and backcountry experience with everyone. 

            This course will dive into topics including preparedness, planning, safety, goals and motivations, gear choices and selection, as well as provide our own tips and tricks. It provides the opportunity for engaging discussions where participants can share their personal experiences. We provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities (such as basic map use, fire building, water purification, shelter set up; note that topics covered are based on available timeframe). Expect to go on a short hike to round out the day.

            Course note - some overlapping topics are involved in our Hiking and Backpacking courses. We recommend you take one or the other, depending on your interests and experience level relative to the outdoors. Reach out if you would like to discuss!

            Please read on for full details!

            Time & location:

            • The course begins promptly at 8:30 am. The duration is approximately 8-9 hours - but it's important to note that the time allocated needs to be flexible in order to cover course content, and can be unpredictable due to factors such as weather and group dynamics
            • Birds Hill Provincial Park - check your emails for confirmation of exact location details.

            Further instructions and important information will be emailed out to participants. Check your confirmation and reminder emails.

            Participant Expectations: Students are expected to participate 100% in this course. Students are responsible for their transportation, and personal items including food, park pass and equipment throughout the course.

            NOTE: You do not need to own the best gear so all you're required to bring is what you have. We do not encourage you go out and buy stuff unnecessarily (new or used). We will discuss a variety of options that you can try and ask about. This information will be useful to inform any of your potential future purchasing decisions related to gear.

            Students must be able to hike comfortably for a short distance to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

            What is Provided: Students receive a pre-course email with a packing list to prepare you for the day, and any other relevant details. We also provide our Guidebook in print form which is a wealth of information for your reference. Your course instructors includes an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications). For education purposes during the course, we use a diverse set of equipment you can become familiar with (including tarps, fire starting materials, water filters, backcountry stoves, etc.).

            We very much look forward to spending the day together at our course! 

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

              • Sun, June 26, 2022
              • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
              • Birds Hill Provincial Park
              • 10
              Registration is closed

              DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (JUNE 24)

              PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

              Looking to get out multi-day backpacking but not sure where to start? Backpacking with Confidence empowers you to learn all about getting into the backcountry safely and responsibly, while in a welcoming environment with other like minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community through a full day course. For newer backpackers and also those who want to upgrade their foundation of skills, our courses offer the opportunity to build up essential knowledge for your journey into self-sufficiency in the outdoors.

              Backcountry Women is here to support your journey starting where you're at so that you can build towards being be the most prepared and confident hiker you can be. Our course is being delivered by Backcountry Women's Founder Ashley Moore (an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader) and members of our Advocate team! We are excited to offer this course to be able to share our wealth of hiking and backcountry experience with everyone. 

              This course will dive into topics including preparedness, planning, safety, goals and motivations, leaving no trace, gear choices and selection, as well as provide our own tips and tricks. It provides the opportunity for engaging discussions where participants can share their personal experiences. We provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities (such as packing your bag, basic map use, backcountry stoves, water purification, sleep systems and set up; note that topics covered are based on available timeframe). Expect to go on a short hike to round out the day.

              Course note - some overlapping topics are involved in our Hiking and Backpacking courses. We recommend you take one or the other, depending on your interests and experience level relative to the outdoors. Reach out if you would like to discuss!

              Please read on for full details!

              Time & location:

              • The course begins promptly at 8:00 am. The duration is approximately 9-10 hours - but it's important to note that the time allocated needs to be flexible in order to cover course content, and can be unpredictable due to factors such as weather and group dynamics
              • Birds Hill Provincial Park - check your emails for confirmation of exact location details.

              Further instructions and important information will be emailed out to participants. Check your confirmation and reminder emails.

              Participant Expectations: Students are expected to participate 100% in this course. Students are responsible for their transportation, and personal items including food, park pass and equipment throughout the course.

              NOTE: You do not need to own the best gear so all you're required to bring is what you have. We do not encourage you go out and buy stuff unnecessarily (new or used). We will discuss a variety of options that you can try and ask about. This information will be useful to inform any of your potential future purchasing decisions related to gear.

              Students must be able to hike comfortably for a short distance to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

              What is Provided: Students receive a pre-course email with a packing list to prepare you for the day, and any other relevant details. We also provide our Guidebook in print form which is a wealth of information for your reference. Your course instructors includes an Outdoor Council of Canada certified Field Leader (with Hiking, Winter, Paddling, and Overnight certifications). For education purposes during the course, we use a diverse set of equipment you can become familiar with (including tarps, fire starting materials, water filters, backcountry stoves, etc.).

              We very much look forward to spending the day together at our course! 

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

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