Learn how to backpack from a guide. Not sure what gear you need or don't have your own? Want to try the gear first before spending your money? No idea where to begin? Don’t sweat it. That’s what we’re here for! Leave the stress behind and sign up for Women's Introduction to Backpacking.
The main goal of this program is to learn how to go backcountry backpacking on your own. We will cover the overall basics including how to keep your pack weight down, off-trail navigation, backpacking food and cooking, clothing, overnight gear, and animal safety! Hiking, camping, learning, and laughing, this complete experience will set you up for success. We keep the group size small, with only six people per trip, fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment for all.
Dates and Bookings
Adventure Dates 2023:
June 16 - 18
June 23 - 25
July 7 - 9
July 21 -23
September 8 -10
Have a group of friends who want to get out? We can put together a private trip just for you!
CAD $395 + applicable taxes
Information package will be given upon registration
What is the difference between the Women's Next Step and the Women's Intro?
The Next step is more physically challenging with longer hiking distances and an extra day. The next step also provides the opportunity for you to practice your skills under the guidance of an expert. This Women's Intro is for those looking to learn the skills and the Next Step is for those wanting to practice and take on more leadership.
Today is for the pre-trip meeting only. Our meeting will take place in person at 7pm in Canmore, AB. Location TBD. We will make sure everyone has everything they need, introduce the group, laugh lots, and distribute the group gear. Virtual attendance is also an option.
We'll wake up full of energy and drive ourselves to the trailhead. Part of the day will be spent hiking, camp will be set up around mid-day, and the afternoon will be full of instruction and exploring.
Coffee delivered to your door!? What else could you want? After a casual start and a delicious breakfast, our new skills will be honed as we navigate our way back to our cars.
Level of Difficulty
This trip is designed to teach women the skills they need to become independent in the backcountry. No previous experience is necessary but this should not be your first hike of the year. You will need to carry your personal gear plus food and water for up to 10km each day. When packing, be mindful that your pack should not weight more than 30lbs (13.5kg).