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 women. We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, transgender, femme/feminine, genderqueer and non-binary.

Upcoming events

    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 14
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB. 25)

    Climbing teaches mental and physical strength! Our climb nights are a fun and supportive way to get your climb on with an awesome community of women, and potentially try a new sport. Don't fear - just join us!!! Never climbed before? Scared to try? Don't feel like your fitness stacks up to be able to try climbing? Kick those doubts to the curb - Backcountry Women will get you through! P.S. - we have this evening privately booked just for us, so we can cheer for one another and build each other's confidence. We also build your skills during each climb night!

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners.

    Those new to the U of M climbing wall will receive a general climbing orientation at the beginning of the evening, and then will be assisted with getting ready to climb.

    Returning participants will get geared up, warmed up and will not only climb, but will also learn and apply skills for climbing!

    Equipment is included (harnesses, shoes). There is some chalk available to share as well.

    Climb time: starts at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: Open to all levels

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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 No Show Policy.

    • Thu, February 27, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Windsor Park Nordic Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 9
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, ONE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (February 26)

    Fresh air, fitness, and fun! Even the coldest temperatures can make the warmest memories in Winnipeg. This activity will be held at Windsor Park Nordic Centre. Trails are groomed daily and outdoor lights set the scene for evening skiing.

    This event is open to most experience levels. If you require rentals, equipment is available to rent at the Nordic Centre on a first come, first served basis, or you could rent at other Local Retailers. Participants are responsible for the cost of their rentals. A trail fee of $6, required for you to participate, is payable at the Centre.

    Arrival Time: Arrive at the clubhouse by 6:30pm so you can sort out rental equipment if necessary, and pay the $6 trail fee. We will start skiing by 7pm.

    Location Windsor Park Nordic Centre, 10 Des Meurons Street (Windsor Park Golf Course)

    DurationApproximately 1-1.5 hours. Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate can be purchased, or you can bring in food and beverages for an apres ski snack.

    Trail map

    Difficulty: This will depend on the abilities of the group participating. This event is directed to most levels, and will be an easy pace ski. Lessons will not be provided, so you should have some previous experience.

    Skiers need to bring their own equipment or rent equipment.

    Members can bring 1 non-member guest to this event at a discounted rate.

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

    • Fri, February 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, March 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
    • 0
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 8 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB 20).

    PRE-TRIP MEETING (MANDATORY): FEB 21 @ 6:30 PM (Location TBA)

    Our oTENTik adventure is coming up!! Not sure what this means? Think of this adventure as an accessible intro to winter camping (perhaps "winter glamping") with loads of activity options! Conveniently located in the Wasagaming Campground (Riding Mountain National Park), the oTENTiks have a wooden frame with a canvas covering and provide a spacious and comfortable experience.

    oTENTiks are furnished with comfy sleeping platforms, a table with seating, and include woodstoves. There is no plumbing or running water inside the oTENTiks, however water taps and heated washrooms with showers are nearby.

    No food or drink will be permitted or stored in the tents and we will be required to cook outdoors in heated shelters. Plan for meals that can withstand freezing temperatures; food is to be stored in vehicles. Participants will need to bring appropriate gear including warm bedding, flashlights, cooking equipment, and other items. A gear list will be provided upon registering for this event so that you can adequately prepare. (Please check the details in your registration confirmation email!) We will then review this information together during our pre-trip meeting; some items may be shared among the group but please be prepared to rent, purchase or borrow any items needed for this trip.

    - What the registration fee includes: oTENTik accommodations for 2 nights including firewood
    - Costs not included: optional equipment rentals, gas (carpoolers will share this cost), park entry/passes, meals, other misc expenses

    - Pre-trip meeting: on February 21 there will be a mandatory pre trip meeting for getting ourselves organized and prepared as a group. We will also be deciding together which activities we want to do during this meeting, and finalizing our itineraries including vehicle departure times from Winnipeg on Friday.

    Activity options include:
    (there may be rental options available)

    • Fat biking
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Snowshoeing
    • Winter Hike
    • Skating

    We will do 2-3 activities on Saturday and 1 on Sunday before heading back to Winnipeg.

    Difficulty: will be decided as a group. You must have appropriate gear and some experience with outdoor activity in the winter.

    Pets must be left 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-mails prior to an event.

    This event allows cancellation no less than 8 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Thu, March 05, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 0
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (MARCH 4)

    Our Escaladies Night Ice Tower Climb is back for the third year in a row!!

    No experience is necessary to participate in this event. Don't fear - just join us! Backcountry Women will get you through. This event is a truly unique experience with amazing women who empower one another!

    All equipment (harnesses, ice axes, crampons and boots) and instruction is provided. All you need to bring is yourself, warm clothing, and an adventurous attitude. Specific do's and don'ts for clothing will be sent to registered participants via email prior to the event.

    Arrival time: 6:30 p.m

    Difficulty: Moderate; open to all levels!!

    Location: CESB - Ice Climbing Tower

    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 No Show Policy.

    • Sun, March 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 12
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MARCH 6)

    What to Expect

    This is a mindful, very moderately paced walk that will cover minimal distance. We will gather in circle a number of times during the walk to share with each other what we’re noticing about our experience. The walk includes a tea ceremony and snack.

    During this guided walk, Patti our guide will offer you a series of “invitations” to help you connect deeply. Patti merely holds the space for the deepening and connection to happen. The forest is the therapist, and Patti is the guide.  

    To Celebrate International Women's Day

    We are accepting donations for participation in this event on behalf of the Empower Me Fund at Shameless Circle. This event is valued at $35; we recommend a donation of $35 upon registration.

    The Shameless Circle is a volunteer led healing circle for women aimed to end stigma around shaming women for standing up for themselves and their children. The Shameless Circle is committed to helping women overcome barriers to get the help they need to empower themselves.

    The Empower Me Fund works as a one-time step up tool, through which women can apply for financial support towards something specific that would not otherwise be covered by another organization or agency. Rather than providing a handout, the Shameless Circle believes in providing a hand up.

    Why Walk with a Trained Forest Therapy Guide?

    Everyone can walk in nature by themselves, however, just like many people choose to participate in a yoga or meditation class with a certified instructor, there are many benefits to doing forest therapy with a trained guide. 

    When walking with a certified forest therapy guide, it helps you to slow down and be in the present moment, something that many people find challenging on their own. The practice of forest therapy also has an intentional flow and sequence that helps to facilitate the quietening and softening of the mind and deepen your connection with the natural world.   

    Arrival Time: Arrive by 1 PM. The activity will begin at 1:30 PM.

    Location: Bunn's Creek Centennial Park

    Duration: Approximately two hours

    Difficulty: Beginner-friendly. Pace will be very moderate. Event will be held rain or shine unless deemed unsafe. Rain and wind provide unique opportunities to connect with nature. 

    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 2 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.


    • Sat, March 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Falcon Ridge Resort, Manitoba
    • 11
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, 6 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MARCH 8)

    Join us for a fun day on the slopes at Falcon Resort! This event is open to downhill skiiers and snowboarders. If you're new to snowboarding, we have 8 spots available for a snowboard lesson by one of our very own members who is a CASI certified instructor!

    Registering for this event includes pre-arrangement of lift passes and any equipment rentals. For those renting, be on the lookout for a separate email so we can get your sizing information. This information must be provided in advance so we can arrange this with the resort.

    Helmets are mandatory for participating in this event. If you don't own one, you will be able to rent one.

    We will meet in the morning as a group at 10:00 to get everything we need before splitting up at 10:30. Those taking the snowboard lesson will participate in the lesson from 10:30 - 12:30 while the rest of the participants hit the slopes. We will then re-group for lunch at 12:30. After lunch, we can all hit the slopes together until it's time to wind things down at 4:30.

    Arrival Time: by 10:00 AM. We will gather as a group to go over the game plan and get anything we need to participate in the day together.

    Location: Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes

    Duration: 10:00 AM - 5 PM. Lifts are open from 10:30 - 4:30; Chalet is open 10:00 - 5:00.

    Difficulty: Beginner friendly. There will be a variety of options - you can hit the slopes solo, match up with those at your skill level, etc. A snowboarding lesson option is provided for beginners. Skiiers please note: you should have previous downhill skiing experience to join this event.

    For those wanting to carpool, we will send a link to coordinate this. Drivers should pick an accessible location that works for them along their route; those needing a ride will be expected to meet at one of the driver's preferred location in order to accept the ride.

    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 6 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.

    • Wed, March 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 28
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (MARCH. 17)

    Climbing teaches mental and physical strength! Our climb nights are a fun and supportive way to get your climb on with an awesome community of women, and potentially try a new sport. Don't fear - just join us!!! Never climbed before? Scared to try? Don't feel like your fitness stacks up to be able to try climbing? Kick those doubts to the curb - Backcountry Women will get you through! P.S. - we have this evening privately booked just for us, so we can cheer for one another and build each other's confidence. We also build your skills during each climb night!

    This event is open to all experience levels, including beginners.

    Those new to the U of M climbing wall will receive a general climbing orientation at the beginning of the evening, and then will be assisted with getting ready to climb.

    Returning participants will get geared up, warmed up and will not only climb, but will also learn and apply skills for climbing!

    Equipment is included (harnesses, shoes). There is some chalk available to share as well.

    Climb time: starts at 7:00 pm - give yourself enough time before hand to find parking and locate the building and Active Living Centre front desk at the University of Manitoba.

    Difficulty: Open to all levels

    Location: The Active Living Centre at 430 University Crescent, University of Manitoba

    http://umanitoba.ca/maps/ 

    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 No Show Policy.

Past events

Wed, February 19, 2020 Evening Skate at Harbourview Recreation Complex
Sat, February 08, 2020 Snow Moon Hike
Wed, February 05, 2020 Women's Climb Night
Tue, February 04, 2020 Monthly Members “Fireside” Chat
Thu, January 30, 2020 Escaladies Night Ice Tower Climb
Tue, January 28, 2020 Evening Cross Country Ski in Kildonan Park
Sat, January 25, 2020 Snow Much Fun Getaway
Wed, January 22, 2020 Climb On! Women's Belay Course
Sun, January 19, 2020 Winter Adventure to Pine Point Rapids
Tue, January 07, 2020 Monthly Members “Fireside” Chat
Sun, December 15, 2019 Break from Holiday Mayhem hike/snowshoe
Wed, December 11, 2019 Women's Climb Night
Sun, December 08, 2019 Assiniboine Forest Hike
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