Retreat Programs

Fun, inclusive and life-changing experiences in the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Valley

2022 Programs

Women, Woods & Water – Hiking & Padding Retreats

It’s like summer camp – for adults!

3 days + 3 nights glamping in a beautiful secluded private retreat in the Canadian Rockies.

Delicious wholesome meals.

Guided hikes at your pace with incredible views of the mountains and Columbia River wetlands.

Paddling on the world-famous Columbia River and wetlands – one of the longest contiguous wetlands in North America.

Interactive learning with instructors who love to help you learn.

Starry nights. Campfire time. New friends. New you.

5% of the proceeds of each Women, Woods & Water retreat goes towards sponsoring our WWW: No Barriers program (debuting 2023.)
At Back 40 we believe in the healing power of nature and want to give women who have experienced trauma or other life stresses the opportunity to join us.
Often those who need nature the most are those who face financial barriers making attending camp difficult.
We are setting aside 5% to make sure these women can attend our retreat.

Yoga and Mountains with Ali Woodman

June 24 – 26, 2022

Contact yogaandmountains@gmail.com for bookings

Nature Photography Workshop – Beginner Level

with Denise Hoffgaard

July 9 – 10, 2022

Only 6 spaces available!


What’s included?
  • Accommodations while at Back 40 basecamp (canvas bell tent, beds)
  • Meals – breakfasts, lunches, dinners during programs
  • Program instruction & guides
  • Access to private trails
  • Watercraft & PFDs for paddle programs
What’s not included?
  • Personal equipment (hiking/photography)
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, personal items
  • Travel to/from Back 40 or to trailhead/docks
  • A full list of recommended gear will be provided upon registration
What are the basecamp accommodations like?
  • Shared accommodations in 3 x 5m canvas bell tents which can accommodate 4 people each
  • Real beds and mattresses
  • Outhouse facilities with incredible views of the Purcell Mountains
  • Non-potable water for washing
  • Bear-proof storage facilities and/or bear hang facilities
  • Cooking facilities (camp-style propane stoves)
  • Fire pits and firewood
  • Outdoor shower facilities (cold water)
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