May 20th Workshop Fast Approaching!


As the May long weekend approaches, folks in northwestern Ontario are becoming restless and motivated. Buds are opening on the popular and birch trees, fish are chomping at anything that gets in their way and bicyclists have taken over roadways. Spring has sprung!

Our extended winter has launched us straight into a dry season and a burn ban has been issued on all of northwestern Ontario, rightfully so. The good news, however, walleye opener is this weekend!

And being the May Long Weekend, we can always count on Mother Nature to rain! Much to cottager’s dismay, tomorrow’s forecast gives us a glimpse of hope that perhaps the rest of our summer won’t be so dry and those warm nights by the campfire are just around the corner.

Want to hear the even better news?

Our fishing, foraging and shed hunting workshop is THIS Sunday and we’re crossing our fingers and toes the weather forecast stays just the way it is for Kenora!

Although it’s cutting it quite close to the day of, there are still two spots available if you’d like to grab a friend and join us, be sure to contact Alyssa right away (

We’ll meet at Smith Camps at 9 am and depart at 9:30 onto the famous Lake of the Woods! Safety precautions for the day’s activity will be explained before we leave dry land and then we’ll set off for the day returning roughly around 4 pm.

First things first while the bite is hot, we’ll be wetting a line to catch our shore lunch for later in the day. After we’ve caught a sufficient amount of fish we’ll continue to explore islands for deer antlers, fiddleheads and so much more! Prepare to learn a lot on this trek ladies, our Captain for the day is a wealth of knowledge.

All you need to bring is a camera, long sleeve shirt, long pants, rain gear, and shoes that cover your feet. 

Hope to see you out there ladies!







May 20th- Foraging & Fishing Workshop


Location: Kenora, Ontario

Time: 9am-5pm – 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, safe, boat while we try a few spots for walleye 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!



What to Bring:

A backpack for collecting foraged goods, rain gear and appropriate footwear for trekking through brush and mud. Your Ontario fishing license!

Any questions, please contact 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!


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


Fishing Licenses which can be purchased at Smith Camps or Canadian Tire in Kenora

PRICE: $300

Deposit required: $150.00


First BushWoman Workshop a Success!

In a blink of an eye, the first BushWoman Workshop has came and gone.

What can only be described as a magical weekend with even more beautiful people. Erin, Tracey, Angela, Breann, Christina and Katie, I have taken so much from our short time together. I may have been the coordinator, but I feel I’ve gained far more than I ever expected from this experience. Continue reading “First BushWoman Workshop a Success!”

*Feb. 9, 10 & 11 Now FULL*

It is with great pleasure I can announce our first workshop, Northern Lights and Bushcraft on February 9, 10 and 11th to be full!

Myself and fellow workshop mentor Katie Ball cannot wait to meet all of the ladies this coming weekend. We have three days of awesome sights, yurts, skills, education, food and coffee planned!

If you missed this workshop but you’re interested in future ones, keep in touch here, on Facebook, Instagram or email me personally for updates!

Thanks again to everyone who will be joining us next weekend, happy trails ladies!


WORKSHOP: Northern Lights and Bushcraft

February 9, 10, & 11.

Fellow women! This one is for you.

Group Size: 4-9

Join photographer Alyssa Lloyd on a three day adventure focused on capturing the spectacular aurora borealis. Hosted at the exceptional Minaki Yurt Adventures in Minaki, Ontario, just outside of Kenora. Continue reading “WORKSHOP: Northern Lights and Bushcraft”

BushWoman Workshops

Thank you for joining BushWoman Workshops! We are new to 2018 and we’re hitting the ground running.

Starting February 9, 10, and 11th the first BushWoman Workshop will be here! Join photographer Alyssa Lloyd as she guides you on a Northern Light expedition in the boreal forest.

Learn more: BushWoman Workshops: Northern Lights and Bushcraft 

Let the journey begin!