What we're about
"A unanimous decision to traverse through difficult terrain in the spirit of adventure."
Trailblazers Outdoor Adventure is a not-for-profit group founded in 2015. We provide opportunities for members to take part in many types of exciting and challenging outdoor activities year-round such as camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, skiing, shelter building, canoeing and much more...
Manitoba has a variety of landscapes from prairies to rolling mountains and from lake to desert-like areas; there are many adventures that awaits your exploration! We have events every week with overnight camping once a month.
We also have four base camp workshops a year, one for each season, where members learn how to build primitive shelters and have the opportunity to sleep in them.
Document the beauty of Manitoba's four season wilderness, while highlighting the importance of environmental sustainability, climate change, and our ability to adapt. As a result, most events are video recorded and photographed. This group prides itself in the joy of exploring the outdoors with the ability to accomplish challenging terrain through self-determination, trust and cooperation.
- Season's calendar with organized events;
- Video recorded outings;
- Discussion forums (message board);
- Event ratings and comment sections;
- Photo/Video albums;
- Members’ discount from sponsors.
- Novice: Flat terrain with little to no obstacles;
- Intermediate: Few obstacles, terrain may be uneven with some elevation;
- Advanced: More than half the outing will have rugged terrain with some obstacles.
Safety: Please understand these are group events, which means you must stay with the group, look out for each other's well being and participate.
Level of skills: An intermediate skill level is required for most events as we traverse challenging terrain such as hills, forested areas, and long distances. We encourage members to participate in city events prior to a backcountry for physical and mental conditioning, and when testing new gear. These events prepare us for day hikes and backpacking.
Our Calendar: https://www.meetup.com/Trailblazers-Outdoor-Adventure/events/calendar/
1st time participants fee will be exempt (NO-FEE) for their first Winnipeg event to assess if they would like to continue their participation.
New members would be required to pay one of the following: Unless it's a No-Fee Event
- Annual Membership ($150);
- 6-Month Memberships:
** Late Spring/May to Early Fall/Oct ($100);
** Late Fall/Nov to Early Spring/Apr ($70);
- Event Fee ($10 to $20).
*One paid Event Fee could be used towards a membership.
All events in St. Pierre Jolys, such as our Base Camps (primitive shelter workshop), Star Gazing, Bonfires and Hikes.
Renewal Fees: Membership Renewals ($80) expires on May 31, 2019. Annual Members qualify for the 6-month Renewal Fees: Late Spring/May to Early Fall/Oct ($60) & Early Fall/Nov to Early Spring/Apr ($40).
Covers participation fees, are provided 5-Guest Passes, and receive 50% off Trailblazers Equipment Needs (https://www.meetup.com/Trailblazers-Outdoor-Adventure/messages/boards/thread/49729318).
Payment Options: Fee are paid with Cash, E-Transfer or PayPal/Credit Card (https://outdooradventure.org/fees) Online or at the event. There is a $1 cancellation fee for events paid by Credit Card.
*All fees are used towards covering external costs and equipment maintenance;
**Carpooling fees are an additional cost for those needing a ride;
***Rental, camping or lodging fees would apply during those events.
Promotions: FREE Renewals
1) Invite 10-Friends;
2) Get a Friend to Sign-Up for a New Membership;
3) Be the Most Active Member: Biking, Hiking, or Overall Events;
4) Become an Affiliate/Sponsor (fitness, rehabilitation, mindfulness or nutrition).
Please be aware that Trailblazers Outdoor Adventure are experienced but not professional guides, and it is every participant's responsibility to be safe and come prepared with proper equipment and safety essentials.
Please be aware that risks are inherent in outdoor activities that we take part in, and if you are injured or worse, Trailblazers Outdoor Adventure or your event organizers, cannot be held responsible in any way. The success of each event depends on the cooperation and efforts of every member who participates.
Although we make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event.
*Participants are required to fill out an application and media release prior to participating in the event at the meet up location: https://www.dropbox.com/s/175siiidv9hy6m9/A... (https://www.dropbox.com/s/175siiidv9hy6m9/Application.pdf?dl=0)