FMCBC in the News
March 27, 2017 – CBC News
Backcountry advocates doubtful of B.C. Liberals support for B.C. Parks
Province has made moves to increase campsites, rangers and funding, but are they enough as visits skyrocket?
Nov. 2, 2016 – Mountain FM
Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC says BC Parks face capacity and facility issues
The Executive Director for the Federation of Mountain Clubs British Columbia (FMCBC) says capacity issues and broken & missing signage are just a number of problems they’ve been hearing about in recent years, particularly this year within BC Parks.
Sept. 17, 2016 – News Talk 908 CKNW – The Jill Bennett Show
Sept. 16, 2016 – Global News BC
Corporate ads on BC Parks website under question
Should private commercial companies be advertising on B.C. government websites?
Sept. 16, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
B.C. club questioning retail advertising on public service sites
Steve Jones with the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. says his group was caught off guard when they saw a “Coleman” ad on BC Parks’ website.
Sept. 12, 2016 – CBC News
Is social media ruining hiking in B.C.?
Recent overcrowding at Joffre Lakes park has some wondering whether social media is to blame.
Sept. 11, 2016 – Global News Vancouver
Social media campaign highlights terrible state of B.C. parks
Some of BC’s parks are in such bad shape they are now being targeted by an online campaign.
Sept. 9, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
Sept. 8, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW
IN PHOTOS: #FundBCParks demands action through pictures
The Federation of Mountain Clubs in B.C. is hoping their new campaign will say more than a thousand words and help them get more funding for provincial Parks.
Sept. 8, 2016 – Metro Vancouver
Hikers document disrepair in B.C. Parks
Park users decry overflowing parking lots, broken trails, missing signs and absent rangers as funding remains flat.
April 13, 2016 – The Squamish Chief
Do you know why it’s called Smoke Bluffs?
Park steeped in history has great trails and climbing areas.
Jan. 29, 2016 – Abbotsford News
Garibaldi ski resort gets B.C. approval
The B.C. government has issued an environmental assessment certificate for Garibaldi at Squamish mountain resort, proposed as a major competitor for North Shore ski hills and Whistler-Blackcomb resort.
Oct. 30, 2015 – The Chilliwack Progress
Happy Trails: Hard work pays off in Chilliwack River Valley
Volunteers have put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity getting more than 70 km of trails back into tiptop shape for hikers.
Oct. 14, 2015 – The Columbia Valley Pioneer
Jumbo decision looms for assessment office
As the deadline approaches for Jumbo Glacier Resort to have its environmental certificate renewed, the Ministry of Environment further explained some of the deadline’s intricacies.
Aug. 18, 2015 – Tri-City News
Coquitlam SAR trail markers to boost safety
Coquitlam Search and Rescue volunteers will be busy on Tri-City trails for the rest of the summer in a bid to prevent hikers from getting lost in the backcountry.
Dec. 19, 2014 – The Georgia Straight
Eight nonprofits for B.C. outdoor enthusiasts looking to give back this holiday season
Those of us living in southwestern British Columbia are blessed with incredible natural surroundings.
May 13, 2014 – The Georgia Straight
Outdoor recreation contributes billions to B.C. economy, report says
Hikers, kayakers, snowshoers, and other non-motorized outdoor recreationists contribute billions of dollars to British Columbia’s economy every year.
March 14, 2012 – The Georgia Straight
Sea to Sky Gondola to split Stawamus Chief Provincial Park in Squamish
Former Intrawest executives seek to remove strip of parkland for tower construction.
March 7, 2013 – The Georgia Straight
Plans brew in Golden Ears Provincial Park as trails deteriorate
While the Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club says funding cuts have reduced trail maintenance, B.C. Parks has drafted a new strategy for the park’s future