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About

BushWoman Workshops was brought to life by photographer Alyssa Lloyd.
Having grown up in the wilds of Algonquin Park, Alyssa is no stranger to the outdoors and it’s wonders. Fortunate enough to have lived in an area where the more you were outside, the better, she’s no stranger to learning the hard way, getting dirty and exploring new terrain.
As a self taught fly-angler and a wild-eyed wanderer with a taste of all things fresh air, Alyssa turned her passion for the outdoors into a career with photojournalism.

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Noticing a distinct barrier between women entering the world of the wild and those who were already a part of it, Alyssa thought she could combine her skills of photography and bushcraft to include more women in the outdoors.
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These workshops were created with every woman in mind. Whether you are an experienced bush crafter, or someone who would like more guidance in the outdoors, these workshops are here for you. You will build confidence and trust within yourself, and friendships with others.

 

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Upcoming Workshops

Visit this page for regular updates on all upcoming workshops!

Each workshop is tailored with a photographic theme. Some themes include: the northern lights, dark skies, composition, landscapes, portraits, life style, and documentary photography.
However, each photographic theme will also be paired or grouped with an outdoors theme such as; paddling, fishing, trapping, trekking, snow shoeing, skiing, dog sledding, and more.

bushwomanworkshops.jpgMay 20, 2018- Foraging & Fishing Day Workshop

NOW ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

Location: Kenora, Ontario

Time: 9am-4pm – subject to change due to weather

Difficulty: Easy! We’ll go at your pace

Summary: A daytime workshop focused on foraging islands on Lake of the Woods. We’ll be searching for fiddleheads, chagga and deer antler sheds mostly. In between foraging we will be touring Lake of the Woods on a large and safe boat while we try a few spots for walleye and to gather enough for shore lunch that is included.

This workshop will focus on the ethics of foraging to prepare you for the opportunities you can carry out on your own in the future.

It’s also a great way to meet new like-minded people!

Description: 

Join us for an excursion on Lake of the Woods, in Kenora, Ontario!

We’ll venture out searching islands and shorelines for foraging opportunities such as fiddleheads, chagga and white gold, otherwise known as, deer antlers!

As we weave our way through Lake of the Woods’ many archipelagos, we’ll give ourselves time to breathe and view the rugged scenery between our mini treks on islands.

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A deer antler rests on a coffee table. Photo: Alyssa Lloyd

During the morning, we’ll catch our lunch for the afternoon when we want to rest by the small fire on the shore.

Our guide will operate the boat so there will be a stress-free environment to take in the sights and sounds of Lake of the Woods. Be sure to pack a camera, as our founder and award winning photographer, Alyssa Lloyd will be on board willing to instruct us that day.

Bring a backpack for collecting foraged goods, rain gear and appropriate footwear for trekking through brush and mud. Any questions, please contact alyssa@alyssalloydphotography.ca. This is a simple workshop where gear aside from clothing is all included, however a “to pack” list will be sent to those who send deposits to be sure you’re well prepared!

Included:

  • Boat
  • Gas
  • Guide
  • Life Jackets
  • Shore lunch
  • Water
  • Fishing gear
  • Foraging instructions

Not included:

Fishing Licenses which can be purchased at most Canadian Tire locations across Ontario, online or ServiceOntario offices.

Price: $300

Deposit required: $150.00

Email to book now: info@bushwoman.ca


Aug 27- Sept 1, 2018: Fly Fishing for Muskie

Don’t be frightened by the specifics of this workshop, it is open to beginners and gear anglers alike! Read below for more info:

Held at Anderson’s Lodge on the famous LAC SEUL.

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