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, August 25, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Half Pints Brewing Co.
    • 6
    Register

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

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (August 23)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    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 another busy fall season with a 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: Half Pints Brewing Co. Details will be sent out in a reminder email. Beer will not be available for purchase, but tea and coffee will be available.  

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

    Bring: a copy of the Member's Handbook* & a pencil/pen if you'd like to take notes, 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!

    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.

    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.

    • Sat, August 27, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 6
    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 (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.

    • Fri, September 09, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, September 11, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Spruce Woods Provincial Park
    • 4
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 14 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (AUG 26).

    PRE-TRIP MEETING (MANDATORY): August 30th, 2022 @ 7:00 PM (St. Vital Park)

    PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

    Join us in Spruce Woods for a fun weekend away together including hiking and exploring! Using our front country group campsite at Kiche Manitou Campground Campground as our home base, we'll be doing some hiking of intermediate level trails such as Spirit Sands/Devil's Punch Bowl, Yellowquill Trails and/or Epinette. 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 a spot near an outdoor shelter. Full details will be provided to registered attendees.

    Event leaders: Lara Stregger and Maggie Wen. 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, as well as the ability to complete the hiking trails included in this trip. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out prior to registering!

    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, provincial park passes, additional group-planned activities, shared cost of firewood, meals, other misc. / personal expenses.

    MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: August 30th, 2022 @ 7:00 PM (St. Vital 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:

    • Camping in front country group campsite at the Kiche Manitou Campground. **Small tents preferred**
    • Day hiking will include intermediate level hikes (approximately 10-15 km) 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.

    • Sun, September 25, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Whiteshell Provincial Park
    • 11
    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 (SEPT 23)

    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: Maggie Wen and Lara Stregger

    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/Distance9 km; approximately 4 hours including breaks
    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. 

    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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