Artemis - Women In Leadership

Women ‘s Sechelt Canoe Journey & Outdoor Leadership (Postponed)

Are you looking for a backcountry camping experience but are unsure of where to go? Who to go with? And what to bring? Artemis has your covered! We handle all of the logistics so you don’t have to. All we ask of you is to come with an open mind and a sense of adventure. We will do the rest. Our goal is empower you to tackle this on your own for your next adventure.


Canoe journey Sechelt

Fireside’s Artemis Canoe Adventure is offering a long weekend retreat for women seeking an introduction to backcountry camping, ocean canoeing, wilderness gourmet cooking and nature-based wellness practices. It is for women of all abilities, ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, capacities, competencies and interests. Paddle through one of B.C.’s most beautiful inlets, build community, eat good food, and unplug from the business of life.

Artemis Women’s Adventures allows you to create the time and safe space to unleash your potential, focus on personal growth, develop new interests, and satisfy curiosities. It is a way to connect or reconnect, with a new or familiar community of women. It fosters an environment where you can learn new skills, have meaningful conversations, and develop your positive personal identity. Through the lens of leadership, we will explore different styles, investigate what leadership means to you, and develop new skills to become an impactful leader and adventurer.

Take a moment to recognize the power that you have behind your story. Every single one of us has a story and we choose how it is written. NOW is the time for you to become active in creating your narrative. Invite characters in who are unique, strong, independent, and skilled women. This is your opportunity to inspire your personal story, write a new chapter and become a positive character in others’ stories. 

As we narrate our personal story and share our group journey, the Artemis community practices with a purpose and mission. That is to: explore challenges and aspects of ourselves we often disregard day to day; to provide some much needed self-care and self-love; to flourish in a strong community; to reward your body and soul with gratitude.

Program Details

Limited Spots Available: Space fills up fast and there is a limited amount of spots per camp. All you need is a deposit of $350 and a completed registration form to confirm your place.
Dates: August 01 – August 04, 2019 (4 day trip)
Ages: 18 + years (co-ed)
Locations: Sechelt, Sechelt Inlet
Rate: $465.00 CAN * Bring friends to make it cheaper for everyone, that’s how the sliding scale works with our fees!

Includes: 24/7 leadership instruction & support, food, tent accommodation while on the water, group camping gear, and canoes during the trip. Contact us to learn more.

Important information: We rent sleeping bags, camp chairs and therma-rests for those needing extra comfort. Fireside Adventures strives to bring valuable and meaningful outdoor experiences to all of our children, youth and adult trips. Our consistent approach, facilitated by our skilled instructors, encourages thoughtful discussion and positive self-reflection.

We are travelling through the traditional and ancestral lands of Sechelt First Nations. For us at Fireside, these are some of the most beautiful and sacred places which is why we are incredibly grateful to travel as visitors.

only roll with goddesses

- Unknown

It's a Life Changing Experience

Go ahead unleash your inner goddess. Embrace all that “fabulous-ity” that is amazing you

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Artemis Sechelt Journey Highlights
  • Fully guided on a multi-day canoe trip while paddling within Sechelt Inlet
  • Led by excellent and experienced female guides gifted in teaching outdoor leadership and wilderness skills who will provide support for the entirety of course;
  • We adjust the trip plan and logistics based on the overall group’s fitness and comfort level. We give our attention individually pre, during and post trips to make sure you are ready and feeling comfortable;
  • Partake in basic BC wilderness and outdoor training;
  • Gourmet wilderness cooking;
  • Participate in the various discussions regarding women in leadership and how it is ever evolving in 2019;
  • Unplugged from wifi, phones, computers, home and work life

Life. Be. Adventure.

Fireside Adventures is designed to allow you enjoy and experience our pillars for adults – Life. Be. Adventure. in the wilderness expeditions and retreats.


It's a Life Changing Experience


Regardless of a participant ’s level of comfort and outdoor skills, it is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have an experienced instructor supporting them. Our team always prioritizes planning, preparing, and most importantly, teaching participants how to be safe in the wilderness.


A well-nourished body makes a significant impact on a person’s experience in times of physical and/or mental exertion. Participants will learn how to pack and prepare healthy and holistic meals in our camp kitchens, suited for all diets.

Fitness Capacities

If you are concerned about yours or your child’s physical readiness to attend one of our Fireside camps/expeditions, please contact us directly. We modify our experiences based on the participants’ abilities and capacities. Relax and let us work together to make an informed and shared decision.

Climate Change

We do our best to understand the present and future impacts of climate change. We provide thoughtful discussions and rationale of why we all must do our best to minimize our carbon use including ways to reduce food waste, non-recyclable materials and more. We take public transit or walk as much as possible, and respect nature by reducing our ecological footprints.

Indigenous People

We acknowledge that we are visitors of the traditional lands of Indigenous People. We ask permission to visit and explore their lands while also inviting local First Nations to participate in our camps, share their knowledge and provide a space to collaborate. Fireside Adventures recognizes the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Small Group Focused & Mobile

We purposely place restrictions on group size (minimum 8 and maximum 15) of participants as believe less means more for providing an enriched and meaningful experience for each participant. We are not defined by one permanent location as we are rooted in the belief that adventure and learning come from exploring the lands and water around us.

Place and Inquiry Based

All of our selected locations for our camps and expeditions are purposely chosen to provide a platform for inquiry and experiential learning, to learn through the natural world and its significance in relation to culture, geography, history, people and environment.

Social and Emotional Learning

We create a safe place so participants can develop and enhance their resiliency, independence and self-efficacy. We weave learning opportunities throughout our programs for participants to improve the skills necessary to manage and understand their emotions and their relationships.


We are inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, languages, shapes, sizes, colours, abilities and capacities. Those who arrive on the first day of the camp/expedition are important characters of the shared experienced that is to begin. It is a privilege to be the characters in each other's stories and experiences, not our right.