What we're about

Are you interested in overnight backcountry travel? If you long to sleep under the stars, do multi-day treks in the wilderness, or paddle all day and sleep on beaches at night you have come to the right place.

All levels of experience are invited though some trips may not be appropriate for all members. There is an emphasis on getting out there especially on weekends and helping people expand their abilities in backcountry travel.

Some activities will include backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, ski touring, snowshoeing, and bicycle touring.

Come join us, learn more about traveling in the backcountry and find friends to explore with. We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming events (5)

The KW Backcountry Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup

Online event

We will discuss our past trips, ideas for upcoming trips, welcome new members, and just generally hang out.

The KW Backcountry Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup

Online event

We will discuss our past trips, ideas for upcoming trips, welcome new members, and just generally hang out.

The KW Backcountry Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup

Online event

We will discuss our past trips, ideas for upcoming trips, welcome new members, and just generally hang out.

Snowshoeing Algonquin Uplands

Algonquin Provincial Park - West Gate

Snowshoeing in Algonquin - now how quintessionally Canadian is that! I have no idea what will be open or closed this winter, or what covid restrictions will be in effect, but we’ll start with a plan, then plan to be flexible. We’ll start off this weekend Friday night in a cabin I’ve rented outside the park: heat, running water and beds for nine. Preferably, you’ll have Friday off work, but if not, come up after work - we’ll save you a parking spot and a bed. Some of us should be able to get in a hike that evening - we’ll have a waxing gibbous moon until 2 a.m. Saturday we head out snowshoeing. Sunday, yup, more snowshoeing. I’ll sort out costs shortly, and we’ll eventually get organized with a spreadsheet sent out by email. No pets on this trip, thanks, even if he has his own tent. Though that brings to mind a St Bernard with a brandy cask - if you have one of those, we could discuss that. Your RSVP puts you on the Waitlist. I’ll contact you to discuss your readiness for the weekend, then I change your RSVP to ‘Going’. If something comes up and you can’t attend, I'll arrange for a replacement. It would be nice to see a mix of experienced and less experienced backcountry hikers. Your RSVP indicates your agreement with the terms of the Co-Participant Understanding at https://www.meetup.com/KW-Backcountry/messages/boards/thread/52807358 There's always someone to lend a hand on KWBT Meetups, but you are responsible for your own transportation, food, gear, personal safety and covid risk. Any questions? email me or DM me through this Meetup app. Mike

Past events (516)

The KW Backcountry Travel Meetup Monthly Meetup

Online event

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