Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Learn outdoors skills at an all-inclusive getaway just for women

Are you a woman looking for an opportunity to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere? If so, the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program is just for you. BOW is an all-inclusive weekend getaway that offers outdoor recreation courses, like fishing, hunting and shooting, just for women.

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The experience

Each BOW workshop offers a variety of outdoor related educational workshops for participants to select from in each of three areas: shooting and hunting, angling, and outdoor recreation.

During the two day course, BOW participants will attend four hands-on courses of their choice, taught by qualified instructors. All the courses offered are conducted in a way to ensure participants have a safe, fun and educational experience.

Workshops may include:


  • Basic angling
  • Beginner fly fishing
  • Fly and knot tying

Shooting & hunting:

  • Archery
  • Firearms safety
  • Shot gun & trap shooting
  • Basic hunting skills
  • Wild game cleaning

Outdoor recreation skills:

  • Canoeing
  • All-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding and safety
  • Basic wilderness first aid
  • Horseback riding
  • Wild game cooking
  • Chainsaw & axe use
  • Wetland ecology

The BOW course includes accommodations, meals and equipment for the courses.

2019 Fall BOW Weekend

Registration is now open for the 2019 Fall BOW Weekend!

This year’s camp will be hosted at Cowichan Lake October 4-6, 2019. If you have any questions, please email our BOW Provincial Coordinator or contact the BCWF office at 1-888-881-2293.