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

    • Tue, January 28, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kildonan Park Winnipeg Manitoba
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (JAN 26, 2020)

    Good news - there is finally have enough snow, so we can finally get out and enjoy winter! Join us to enjoy a fun evening of skiing in Kildonan Park and Kildonan Golf Course.

    Arrival Time: 6:30 PM. We will begin skiing by 7:00 PM at the latest. 

    LocationWe will meet at Kildonan Park (exact location TBD; details to follow via email)

    Duration: Approximately 5-6 kms, 1.5 Hours

    Difficulty: Suitable for beginners, but prior Cross-Country Ski experience is a must.

    Skiers need to bring their own equipment or bring rented equipment (Ski rentals can be found at MEC, Woodcock Cycle ).

    Please leave dogs at home.

    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.

    • Thu, January 30, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 0
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (JANUARY 29)

    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.

    • Tue, February 04, 2020
    • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 1
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB 2nd)

    Join Backcountry Women for an informal yet structured and unique learning opportunity. Set topics will be discussed with a lot of opportunities to ask questions. There will be time to chat freely with other women who have common interests and maybe you will find a new adventure buddy.

    For the Monthly Members “Fireside” Chats, we aim to visit a different, local restaurant each month. Participants are responsible for covering the cost of what they order from the menu. This event is open to Backcountry Women members only.

    February's topic: Leave No Trace

    Arrival Time: Reservation is at 6:45. Please be seated by 7PM.

    LocationStella's on Pembina 

    Menu: https://www.stellas.ca/menu/stellas-pembina/

    Duration: Gathering will be approximately two hours, ending around 9 PM.

    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.

    • Wed, February 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 20
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB. 4)

    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.

    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bird's Hill Provincial Park
    • 0
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    DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (FEB. 6) 

    Every full moon has a special kind of energy. February is a transitional time with the brisk winds, deep snow, and our patience as we wait for the spring thaw. The essence of the Snow Moon, also called the Hunger Moon is about hope and embracing change.

    Grab some snowshoes or hiking boots and join us for a unique hiking experience. We will stop periodically to gaze at the full moon (howling optional) and take in the stillness of winter.

    Incorporated into this hike will be an educational component about hiking after dusk and how you can keep yourself safe..  

    It is mandatory that everyone carry their own light source whether a head lamp or flashlight. Cell phone flashlights are acceptable but please note that extreme cold can cause cell phone batteries to fail. 

    Arrival Time: by 6:30 PM. We will begin the event at 6:50 PM with night hiking safety tips and will depart the trail head by 7:10 PM at the latest.  

    LocationWe will meet at the Nimowin Trail located in Bird's Hill Provincial Park (park pass is required).

    Duration: Approximately 2 km, 1.5 hours. 

    Difficulty: Beginner friendly. This activity will be slow and steady with a few stops along the way.

    The trail is doable on foot or with snowshoes. Those on foot are recommended to bring gaiters, extra socks and appropriate boots. Snowshoers need to bring their own equipment or bring rented equipment (snowshoe rentals can be found at Wilderness Supply, MEC, Woodcock Cycle) and of course have appropriate footwear.

    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.

    • Wed, February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    • 28
    Registration is closed

    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.

    • Fri, February 28, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sun, March 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
    • 1
    Register

    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
    • 11
    Registration is closed

    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.

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

    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

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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