What we're about

Trail·blaz·ing
verb: trailblazing

"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 hills 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 year-round.

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.

MISSION STATEMENT:
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.

FEATURES:
- Season's calendar with organized events;
- Discussion forums (message board);
- Members’ discount from sponsors;
- Event's comment sections;
- Video recorded outings;
- Equipment rentals;
- Photo albums;
- Meal Plans.

DIFFICULTY BREAK-DOWN:
- Novice: Flat terrain with little to no obstacles;
- Intermediate: Few obstacles, terrain may be uneven with some elevation;
- Advanced: Event will have rugged terrain with some obstacles.

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.

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.

NEW MEMBERS:
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 ($200);
- 6-Month Memberships:
* Late Spring/May to Early Fall/Oct ($150);
* Late Fall/Nov to Early Spring/Apr ($100);
- Event Fee ($10 to $20).

*One paid Event Fee could be used towards a membership.

NO-FEE EVENTS:
All events in St. Pierre Jolys, such as our Base Camps (primitive shelter workshop), Star Gazing, Bonfires and Hikes.

RENEWAL FEES:
- Annual Membership ($100)
* Expires on May 31, 2020;
- 6-Month Memberships:
* Late Spring/May to Early Fall/Oct ($75);
* Late Fall/Nov to Early Spring/Apr ($50);

**Annual Members qualify for the 6-month Renewal Fees.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
Covers participation fees, are provided 5-Guest Passes, and receive 75% off Trailblazers Equipment Needs: https://outdooradventure.org/rental

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Fee are paid with Cash, E-Transfer or PayPal/Credit Card Online: https://outdooradventure.org/fees ; or at the event. There is a 3.5% cancellation fee for events paid by Credit Card.

*Carpooling fees are an additional cost for those needing a ride;
**Rental, camping or lodging fees would apply during those events;
***All fees are used towards covering external costs and equipment maintenance.

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).

DISCLAIMER/WAIVER:
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 will be required to fill out an application and media release prior to participating in the event at the meet-up location: https://outdooradventure.org/registration

Upcoming events (5+)

Pisew, Kwasitchewan & Wekusko Falls: 2-Nights Backpacking (Intermediate)

Wekusko Falls Provincial Park

Full Moon Event! Largest Water Falls in Manitoba. FORECAST: 16°C (high); 1°C (low). Golden Hour: 9:00 PM; Sunset: 9:42 PM. MOON: 99% Illumination; Rises: 9:27 PM; Sets: 6:07 AM. Full Moon: May 18th; 4:11 PM. *Meals Plans: https://outdooradventure.org/meals *Rentals: https://outdooradventure.org/rental FEE: No Fee Event; Camp Site: $9.50/per tent (Wekusko Falls Provincial Park); Carpooling: $210/number of people ($70/each with 2-passengers). LOCATION: Wekusko Falls Provincial Park https://goo.gl/maps/f2G9Uuru2JB2 Driving Distances: Day One (696 KM/7 HR); Day Two (163 KM/1 HR 43 MIN); https://goo.gl/maps/cykGErNNgzP2 Day Three (686 KM/6 HR 43 MIN). TRAILS: Day One: 3 KM; Day Two: 11 KM; Day Three: 11 KM return. SCHEDULE: Day One 08:00 AM: Meetup; https://goo.gl/maps/uNRpEosRjMQ2 08:30 AM: Drive to Wekusko Falls Provincial Park; 12:45 PM: Fuel Up; https://goo.gl/maps/jUsN38DzX3w 03:45 PM: Setup Camp & Explore. https://goo.gl/maps/f2G9Uuru2JB2 Day Two 08:30 AM: Pack Up; 10:30 AM: Drive to Pisew Falls; https://goo.gl/maps/cykGErNNgzP2 11:30 AM: Backpack to Kwasitchewan Falls; https://goo.gl/maps/i9HcYAsYZMB2 04:30 PM: Setup Camp; 05:30 PM: Explore. Day Three 07:30 AM: Pack Up; 08:00 AM: Backpack to Car; 01:00 AM: Drive back to Winnipeg; 04:00 PM: Fuel Up; 08:00 PM: Return to City. MEDIA RELEASE: Photographed & Video Recorded. TERRAIN: Rocky Paths with some Elevation. DIFFICULTY: Intermediate. REQUIRED: 4-RSVP Participants; Park pass; Consumables (3-days of food); Clothing carried (change of clothing; extra pair of socks; long sleeve shirt; jacket); Packing (backpack; stuff sack for food; rain cover/plastic bag); Shelter (tent); Sleeping (sleeping pad/foam; sleeping bag); Water; Review camping list: https://outdooradventure.org/camping RECOMMENDATION: Head/neck wear; Headlight/flashlight; Hiking pole(s); Whistle; Survival blanket; Snacks; Extra footwear; Rain gear (just in case); Change of clothes for ride home. ITEMS I'LL BRING FOR THE GROUP: Hydration (water filter); Navigation (GPS; map; compass); Protection (first aid kit; fire kit; whistle; bear bangers; flares; location beacon); Repair kits; 14 Meters of para-cord used as bear hang kit. We will meet around 8 AM in Flying J Travel Center (4100 Portage Ave) and drive at 8:30 AM. PHOTOS May 19th: https://www.meetup.com/Trailblazers-Outdoor-Adventure/photos/28903510/ VIDEOS Wekusko Falls Provincial Park: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/popular_parks/northwest/wekusko.html Video: https://youtu.be/7ZHIeVn4B20?t=2m50s Pisew Falls Provincial Park: https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/popular_parks/northeast/pisew.html Video 1: https://youtu.be/tJB4rtbMehY Video 2: https://youtu.be/4BW8YT-ZHH0 Kwasitchewan Falls: Video 1: https://youtu.be/FpN5BN6mq8A Video 2: https://youtu.be/932jF9dogps Participants will be required to fill out an application and media release prior to participating in the event at the meet-up location. Application form is provided at the event, or you may fill it out and print it prior to your arrival: https://outdooradventure.org/registration

Tinker Creek: Mountain Bike (Intermediate)

Tinker Creek

FORECAST: 20°C (high); 17°C (low). *Meals Plans are available: https://outdooradventure.org/meals *Choose Your Event: https://outdooradventure.org/events LOCATION: Thornhill, MB. https://goo.gl/maps/VrbvLSbSexC2 Distance: Drive (128 KM/1 HR 34 MIN); Trails (18 km/2 HR). FEE: No Fee Event Carpooling: $45/number of people ($15/each with 2-passengers). SCHEDULE: 11:30 AM: Meetup; https://goo.gl/maps/ndgbAYKMxML2 11:45 AM: Drive; 02:00 PM: Bike. https://goo.gl/maps/VrbvLSbSexC2 MEDIA RELEASE: Video Recorded & Photographed. TERRAIN: Paths with some elevation. DIFFICULTY: Intermediate REQUIRED: Bike; Helmet; Water; 3-RSVP participants. RECOMMENDED: Snacks; Gloves; Head/neck wear; Wind-breaker jacket; Spare tire tube; Change of shirt/Jacket for the ride home. We around 11:30 AM in Tim Horton's at Esso Gas Station located 34 MB-3, Oak Bluff, MB (McGillivray Blvd and south-west Perimeter), drive at 11:45 AM and bike at 2 PM. PHOTOS: MAY 27th: https://www.meetup.com/Trailblazers-Outdoor-Adventure/photos/27889464/ Participants will be required to complete an application and media release prior to participating at the meet-up location. Application form is available at the event or you may complete and print it prior to your arrival: https://outdooradventure.org/registration

Limestone Lake: 2-Nights Canoe (Intermediate)

Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve

CA$20.00

FORECAST: 24°C (high); 15°C (overnight low). Golden Hour: 9:00 PM; Sunset: 10:07 PM. MOON: 12.2% Illumination; Rises: 3:16 AM; Sets: 6:39 PM. New Moon: July 2nd; 2:19 PM. *Meals Plans: https://outdooradventure.org/meals *Rentals: https://outdooradventure.org/rental LOCATION: Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve https://goo.gl/maps/VpL1ut742D42 Driving Distances: 507 KM/5 HR 3 MIN. FEE: Official Members: FREE; Non-Members: $20 (Cash, E-Transfer or PayPal/Credit Card); Canoe/Life Jacket Rentals: $40 per person. Carpooling: $150 per car ($50/each with 2-passengers). MEDIA RELEASE: Photographed & Video Recorded. TERRAIN: Open Lake with Undeveloped Campsite. DIFFICULTY: Intermediate. SCHEDULE: Day One 11:30 AM: Meetup; https://goo.gl/maps/zaxjB1mx9PH2 12:00 PM: Drive to Rental; 12:30 PM: Drive to Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve; 04:30 PM: Fuel Up; https://goo.gl/maps/jUsN38DzX3w 06:00 PM: Canoe & Setup Camp. https://goo.gl/maps/VpL1ut742D42 Day Two 09:00 AM: Breakfast; 10:00 AM: Canoe; 12:00 PM: Lunch; 02:00 PM: Continue Canoeing 04:00 PM: Supper; 05:00 PM: Explore Camp. Day Three 09:00 AM: Breakfast; 10:00 AM: Pack-up; 11:00 AM: Canoe to Car; 01:00 AM: Drive back to Winnipeg; 01:30 PM: Fuel Up; 06:00 PM: Back in City. REQUIRED: 4-RSVP Participants; Consumables (3-days of food); Clothing carried (change of clothing; extra pair of socks; long sleeve shirt; jacket); Packing (backpack; stuff sack for food; rain cover/plastic bag); Shelter (tent); Sleeping (sleeping pad/foam; sleeping bag); Water; Review camping list: https://outdooradventure.org/camping RECOMMENDATION: Head/neck wear; Headlight/flashlight; Extra clothing and towel in a water sealed bag; Survival blanket; Snacks; Extra footwear; Whistle; Rain gear (just in case); Change of clothes for the ride home. ITEMS I'LL BRING FOR THE GROUP: Hydration (water filter); Navigation (GPS; map; compass); Protection (first aid kit; fire kit; whistle; bear bangers; flares; location beacon); Repair kits; 14 Meters of paracord used as bear hang kit; 3-Snorkling gear. We meet around 11:30 AM in the parking lot of Pony Corral (1050 Nairn Ave), we load the canoes at 12 PM on our cars (protective foams provided), and then drive to our Canoe location. Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve http://cpawsmb.org/campaigns/little-limestone-lake Video 1: https://youtu.be/nfJrA8UZE1c Video 2: https://youtu.be/D4TKSDidsrY PHOTOS May 19th: https://www.meetup.com/Trailblazers-Outdoor-Adventure/photos/28903510/ Participants will be required to fill out an application and media release prior to participating in the event at the meet-up location. Application form is provided at the event, or you may fill it out and print it prior to your arrival: https://outdooradventure.org/registration

Procupine Provincial Forest: 1-Nights Backpacking (Intermediate)

FORECAST: 25°C (high); 15°C (low). Golden Hour: 9:00 PM; Sunset: 9:43 PM. MOON: 25% Illumination; Rises: 1:54M; Sets: 5:35 PM. New Moon: July 31st; 10:14 PM. *Meals Plans: https://outdooradventure.org/meals *Rentals: https://outdooradventure.org/rental FEE: Official Members: FREE; Non-Members: $20 (Cash, E-Transfer or PayPal/Credit Card); Carpooling: $150/number of people ($50/each with 2-passengers). LOCATION: Porcupine Provincial Forest https://goo.gl/maps/StY4yD4N3Lk Driving Distances: Day One (516 KM/5 HR 13 MIN); Day Two (516 KM/5 HR 13 MIN). TRAILS: Day One (7 KM/2 HR 15 MIN); Day Two (7 KM/2 HR 15 MIN). SCHEDULE: Day One 08:00 AM: Meetup; https://goo.gl/maps/uNRpEosRjMQ2 08:30 AM: Drive to Porcupine Provincial Forest; 02:00 PM: Backpack; 04:30 PM: Setup Camp; https://goo.gl/maps/tZauwbgeXbF2 05:30 PM: Supper; 06:30 PM: Explore Area. Day Two 08:00 AM: Breakfast; 09:00 AM: Pack-up; 10:00 AM: Backpack to vehicles; 12:30 PM: Return to City; 06:00 PM: City Arrival. MEDIA RELEASE: Photographed & Video Recorded. TERRAIN: Rocky Paths with some Elevation. DIFFICULTY: Intermediate. REQUIRED: 4-RSVP Participants; Park pass; Consumables (2-days of food); Clothing carried (change of clothing; extra pair of socks; long sleeve shirt; jacket); Packing (backpack; stuff sack for food; rain cover/plastic bag); Shelter (tent); Sleeping (sleeping pad/foam; sleeping bag); Water; Review camping list: https://outdooradventure.org/camping RECOMMENDATION: Head/neck wear; Headlight/flashlight; Hiking pole(s); Whistle; Survival blanket; Snacks; Extra footwear; Rain gear (just in case); Change of clothes for ride home. ITEMS I'LL BRING FOR THE GROUP: Hydration (water filter); Navigation (GPS; map; compass); Protection (first aid kit; fire kit; whistle; bear bangers; flares; location beacon); Repair kits; 14 Meters of para-cord used as bear hang kit. We will meet around 8 AM in Flying J Travel Center (4100 Portage Ave) and drive at 8:30 AM. Participants will be required to fill out an application and media release prior to participating in the event at the meet-up location. Application form is provided at the event, or you may fill it out and print it prior to your arrival: https://outdooradventure.org/registration

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