About the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC
Through leadership, advocacy and education, the FMCBC works to protect and maintain access to backcountry areas for quality, non-motorized, recreation in BC. Our membership is comprised of a diverse group of non-motorized backcountry recreationists including hikers, rock climbers, mountaineers, trail runners, kayakers, mountain bikers, backcountry skiers and snowshoers. As an organization, we believe the enjoyment of these pursuits in an unspoiled environment is a vital component to the quality of life for British Columbians.
Metro Vancouver recently announced a new 75-hectare (185-acre) regional park on the slopes of Grouse Mountain. As of May 1st, the park will include the popular Grouse Grind, BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) trail and a portion of the Baden-Powell trails within its boundary. Like all big announcements, this one raised a few questions. Most often, […]
On April 5th, 2017, Barry Janyk (FMCBC Executive Director) and Dave Wharton (FMCBC President) met with Jordan Sturdy, who was the West Vancouver/Sea to Sky riding MLA and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce themselves to Sturdy prior to the election and get his thoughts […]
Around the world, unused railways are being converted into multi-use recreational trails for hikers, bikers, walkers, horseback riders, and other non-motorized users. Much more than pathways, these trails connect communities, encourage active lifestyles, and act as world-class destinations for locals and tourists alike. There’s an initiative on Vancouver Island to do just that—to convert the […]