Fireside’s Artemis - Weekend Wilderness Women’s Retreat

Women In Leadership Adventure Series

 Weekend wilderness womens retreat

Fireside’s Artemis Women In Leadership Adventure Series is offering a two night/two day weekend wilderness women’s retreat for women seeking an introduction to yoga in the woods, nature-based wellness practices, ocean canoe instruction, and basic outdoor skills training.  It is for women of all colours, abilities, backgrounds, sizes, gender identities and experience levels.

The ideal participant is someone who is open minded, seeking an opportunity for digital disconnection, wanting to learn new skills and has an interest in discussing what leadership means to like-minded women in a beautiful natural setting.

Program Details

Date: June 1-3, 2018
Ages: 18 years and over  (women only)
Rate: $500.00 CDN plus 5% tax

Includes: instruction and expedition support, food, tents, most camping gear and canoes

Locations: Halkett Bay Provincial Park, Gambier Island, Howe Sound Region

Important information:

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Arrive at Horsehoe Bay Government Dock @ 4:00pm to catch water taxi to Halkett Bay. Secured parking is available within various Horseshoe Bay locations. Please consider taking public transit as it is cheaper, easier and faster.

Depart from Halkett Bay Provincial Park @ 3:00pm by water taxi to Horseshoe Bay. For those wanting to paddle from Gambier to Horseshoe Bay, it will be weather dependent.

It's a Life Changing Experience


What the Fireside’s Artemis Women in Leadership Weekend Wilderness Retreat is about:

Sleep under the stars - Yoga in the woods - Moonlight paddle

 Howe Sound Sunset canoeing
  • Sleeping in tents or under the stars. We have awesome tents and comfortable thermarests to rent for those needing some extra comfort.
  • Yoga in the woods.
  • Wilderness cuisine prepared over the fire and camp stoves, with a menu designed by a certified holistic nutritionist.
  • Jumping off docks, seaweed facials and laughing until your face hurts.
  • Learning to become a competent ocean canoe paddler as we adventure around parts of Gambier Island.
  • Hike to Mount Artaban to witness the sunrise
  • Moonlight paddle coupled with a storytelling session on the water
  • Learning basic wilderness skills
"Next time when you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in” - unknown

Sign up for Fireside’s Artemis Weekend Wilderness Women’s Retreat to explore Gambier Island and the beautiful Howe Sound area through canoeing, camping, hiking, yoga and leadership training.

Expedition Food

 A well-nourished body makes a significant impact

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 for and prepare meals on extended backcountry trips, and how to cook in a “wilderness” kitchen. While on trip we will nourish our bodies with healthy and holistic foods suited to all diets.

Expedition Safety

 Safety regulations canoe trip

It is safer to travel in a group and it is much safer to have guides supporting you regardless of your comfort and outdoor skill level. Our team puts a lot of effort into planning, preparing and most importantly, teaching you how to be safe in the wilderness.


It's a Life Changing Experience

“Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a greater leader.” – Indra Nooyi

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We have ten mountain ranges that push west from The Rockies in a crowded parade until they fall into the Pacific. Thousand year old trees that deftly divide the light falling on an impossibly green forest floor.

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Fireside Adventures adult retreats and adventure expeditions are a perfect mix of high level of professionalism, all-encompassing instruction and significant knowledge of the areas you will be traveling through.

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It's a Life Changing Experience