Member Club Profile: The FMCBC Welcomes the Central Okanagan Climbing Association (COCA)

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  Our membership has grown once again, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome the Central Okanagan Climbing Association (COCA) to our ranks. COCA was first conceptualized in the fall of 2016. COCA’s founder, Cailan Libby, wanted to create a corporate body that would represent the local climbing population, and that would preserve and ensure […]

Metro Vancouver’s Newest Regional Park

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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, […]

How to Show Your Support for Rails to Trails on Vancouver Island

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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 […]

Cypress Provincial Park – FMCBC calls for improved visitor signage and information

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Cypress Provincial Park is a popular winter destination for snowshoers, hikers and backcountry skiers from Greater Vancouver. Park visitors wishing to access the winter trails and backcountry areas of Cypress Provincial Park are required to travel on a corridor through the controlled recreation area (CRA), which is operated by Cypress Mountain Resorts (Cypress Mountain) under a […]