Backcountry News

Backcountry News

 

The following are important news articles relating to trails and backcountry recreation.  Feel free to share an article from your region by emailing us a link.

 

Drone used to help rescue 7 people out-of-bounds at ski resort – CTV News Vancouver, Feb 21, 2017

$35 million for B.C. Parks not enough after years of cuts, says conservationist – CBC News, Feb 5, 2017

Province names peak on Mount Seymour after search and rescue leader Tim Jones – The Georgia Strait, Jan 21, 2017

Province looks to solve Mount Seymour Park access problems – North Shore News, Jan 12, 2017

New year, new camping reservation system in B.C. – Abby News, Jan 2, 2017

Sunshine Coast Trail founders express concern – Powell River Peak, Dec 21, 2016

B.C. search and rescue drones to take flight in new year – CBC News, Dec 15, 2016

North Shore Rescue urges outdoor adventurers to stay safe – CBC News, Dec 9, 2016

Northern BC parks audit overshoots goal, surveys 400 outdoor spaces – My Prince George Now, Dec 5, 2016

Province changes campground reservation system to free up more sites – The Times Colonist, Nov 8, 2016

Avalanche rescue story sharing lessons for all backcountry users – My Prince George Now, Nov 6, 2016

CMHC reverses North Shore trail ban – North Shore News, Oct. 28, 2016

Advice from North Shore Rescue as winter returns to the back country – News 1130, Oct. 17, 2016

Provincial Park now official – The Rocky Mountain Goat News, Oct. 16, 2016

Kootenay showdown: trail fixer pleads not guilty to parks infractions – CBC News, Oct. 16, 2016

Backcountry at the breaking point, says one enthusiast – Whistler Pique, Sept. 29, 2016

Private lands within the Great Bear Rainforest donated for conservation – CBC British Columbia, Sept. 15, 2016

Record-breaking year for B.C. Parks campgrounds – News Talk 980 CKNW, Sept. 8, 2016

B.C. mountain roads closed to protect vulnerable wildlife – CTV News Vancouver, Aug. 29, 2016

Upgrade Planned for Ancient Forest Entrance – Prince George Citizen, July 18, 2016

Spearhead Huts Project to make Whistler backcountry more accessible – CBC News, June 27, 2016

Gates block ventures in the wild: Land owners cutting off paths to public land – The Times Colonist, June 26, 2016

Helicopter Helps Build Ancient Forest Trail – CKPG TV, June 20, 2016

Forested photogallery documents efforts of North Shore trail builders – The Vancouver Sun, June 19, 2016

Backcountry backlash: Public access to B.C.’s wilderness runs into roadblocks – The Vancouver Sun, June 10, 2016

Take a hike with those who know the trails – Kamloops This Week, June 9, 2016

B.C. tourism groups partner with Google to map province’s top hikes – CBC News, June 6, 2016

Powell River climbers voice opposition to Eldred Valley hydro project – Powell River Peak, May 24, 2015

Hiking trail open to all users – Vernon Morning Star, May 22, 2016

Support welcomed for Chilliwack trails – The Chilliwack Progress, May 4, 2016

Ancient forest park and protected area boundaries released – The Rocky Mountain Goat News, April 12, 2016

‘Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance’ the largest investment in company history – Pique News, April 7, 2016

Battle of signs over trails along Coquitlam River – Tri-City News, April 6, 2016

Park user groups oppose Garibaldi at Squamish resort – The Squamish Chief, March 31, 2016

Open house reveals changes to resort plans – The Rocky Mountain Goat News, March 20, 2016

Ancient Forest to be made a provincial park – The Prince George Citizen, March 15, 2016

Alberta shows it is serious about protecting natural areas – The Edmonton Journal, March 13, 2016

Environment Minister seeks to boost Parks Canada after nearly $30 million in Tory budget cuts – The National Post, March 2, 2016

New B.C. made drones to be tested with search and rescue crews – CBC News, February 20, 2016

On nature’s death row: Squeezed out by ‘lifestyle’ in B.C’s Okanagan – The Tyee, February 18, 2016

B.C. camping fees taking a hike for second year in a row – Global News, February 13, 2016

Avalanche death rates on the decline as Canadians develop greater ‘respect’ for mountains – CBC News, February 1, 2016

B.C. ski resort gets environmental and First Nations approval – The Globe and Mail, January 29, 2016

The Disneyfication of Canada’s national parks – The Globe and Mail, January 22, 2016

Push for provincial land-acquisition fund gathers steam – Times Colonist, January 22, 2016

New avalanche research looking into terrain choices – Revelstoke Review, January 13, 2016

Community forest looks to new year – The Chilliwack Progress, January 12, 2016

Proponents of Jumbo ski resort challenge provincial halt of project – Pique News Magazine, January 7, 2016

The Outsider: Backcountry huts in the Sea-to-Sky are approaching capacity – The Whistler Question, January 4, 2016

Breaking the Spine Trail – Winter/Spring 2016, Wildcoast Magazine

New avalanche research chair takes novel approach to backcountry safety Metro News, December 10, 2015

Volunteer honoured – Prince George Citizen, November 16, 2015

Plan will market Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast trails to world – Campbell River Mirror, November 13, 2015

Jumbo judicial review dismissed – The Nelson Star, November 10, 2015

Happy trails: Hard work pays off in the Chilliwack River Valley – The Chilliwack Progress, October 30, 201

Construction expected to begin in new year for Garibaldi development – The Squamish Chief, October 14, 2015

BC Search and Rescue teams ask for money after record number of missions – October 6, 2015

Jumbo proponents proceed with scaled-back resort plan – The Columbia Valley Pioneer, September 29, 2015

The little hut that could – The Walrus, September 25, 2015

Squamish will decide on resort: CEO – Squamish Chief, September 23, 2015

98-year-old immortalizes lifelong love affair high in the Rockies – CBC News, September 19, 2015

Dreams of a trail network above Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Progress, September 8, 2015

Coquitlam SAR trail markers to boost safety – The Tri-City News, August 18, 2015

B.C. seeks to make controversial South Okanagan land into federal park – CBC News, August 14, 2015

B.C. says park policy offers protection while others fear development – The Globe and Mail, August 7, 2015

Regional trail system a good vision for Alberni Valley – Alberni Valley News, August 6, 2015

Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski application – Nelson Star, August 4, 2015

New effort to preserve Robson Valley’s Ancient Forest – The Rocky Mountain Goat, July 29, 2015

Court reserves judgment in Ecosociety’s Jumbo suit – The Nelson Star, July 24, 2015

Great Divide Trail Association says official status a helpful tool in maintaining path – CBC News, July 21, 2015

UBC study refutes notion of local people versus national park in South Okanagan – The Osoyoos Times, July 15, 2015

Changes to BC park boundaries should go through independent review, CPAWS report says – The Georgia Straight, July 13, 2015

Proposal to allow logging trucks to cut through Sasquatch park a ‘stupid idea’ – The Province, July 13, 2015

Separating fact from fiction in the Okanagan – The Vancouver Sun, June 30, 2015

Mega resort deemed Mumbo-Jumbo – Teton Gravity Research, June 22, 2015

West Coast Trail Guardians: First Nations blaze path to reconciliation – The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2015

New 40-kilometer Sea to Sky Trail opens – The Squamish Reporter, June 15, 2015

Activitists vow to defend BC’s Walbran Valley from new logging plans – The Globe and Mail, June 7, 2015

Many hands made Pinecone Burke a park – and there’s still work to do – Tri-City News, June 4, 2015

A new hike is born: Alberni Inlet Trail’s Phase 2 earns praise at official opening – Alberni Valley Times, May 26, 2015

Grouse Grind inspires Whistler to create its own high-tech hiking trails – CBC News, May 16, 2015

Powell River residents shocked as logging company moves to cut treasured trees – The Vancouver Observer, May 13, 2015

Jumbo opponents say avalanche report should spell ‘end of the road’ for project – Pique News Magazine, May 12, 2015

Proposal for huge ski resort above Squamish prompts controversy – The Province, May 12, 2015

Hiking: the social side of the outdoors – The Alberni Valley News, May 6, 2015

B.C. must get road building under control – The Georgia Straight, April 29, 2013

Jumbo Glacier Resort’s future in doubt after avalanche report – CBC News, April 25, 2015

Hiking-only trails request sets mountain bikers on edge – Pique News Magazine, April 23, 2015

BC Resource Roads an Asset and a Liability – Forest Practices Board, April 21, 2015

Stranded? Injured? They’ll Rescue You – The Squamish Chief, April 16, 2015

How Western Canada glaciers will melt away – CBC News, April 6, 2015

Proposed heli-ski tenure application borders Kokanee Glacier Park – The Nelson Star, March 31, 2015

Backcountry users warned about avalanche conditions in parts of B.C. – Vancouver Sun, March 24, 2015

The Outsider:  Pros and cons of dogs in the backcountry – Whistler Question, March 23, 2015

Island Timberlands threatens to close Alberni Valley trails – Times Colonist, March 19, 2015

Hikers urged to post #TrailheadSelfie to aid search-and-rescue efforts – Georgia Straight, March 12, 2015 (Lots of debate on this one)

Pacific Crest Trail inspires long-distance hikes in BC – Georgia Straight, March 4, 2015  (Hike BC(National Hiking Trail) and Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association featured in this article)

North Shore Rescue website invaluable for backcountry prep – Vancouver Sun, January 23, 2015

Camping fees at B.C. provincial parks to rise – Vancouver Sun, January 22, 2015

Backcountry safety for the next generation – Pique News Magazine, January 18, 2015

New avalanche safety app a ‘must download’ for backcountry travellers – Vancouver Sun, January 15, 2015

The spirit of adventure: remembering Stephanie Grothe, Neil Mackenzie and Elena Cernicka – The Ubyssey, January 14, 2014

Carmen Venturi hikes a 32 day ‘camino’ in Okanagan – CBC News, December 2, 2014

GPS devices an know-how lead outdoor enthusiasts home – Georgia Straight, November 12, 2014

Jumbo Glacier resort concerns – Global BC, November 4, 2014

Avalanche Risk At Proposed Jumbo Ski Resort Site Raises Red Flags for Famed Mountaineer Pat Morrow – DeSmog Canada, October 20, 2014

Province deliberating on Jumbo compliance decision – Castlegar Source, October 16, 2014

B.C. government officially kills cyclists’ ‘world class’ rails-to-trails dream – Vancouver Sun, September 26, 2014

Local Government Officials Target Jumbo: UBCM Unanimously Opposes Provincial Funding of Empty Towns – Wildsight, September 26, 2014

North Shore Rescue team saves lost and injured hikers – Vancouver Sun, September 20, 2014

Summer wildfires burned fifth largest area in B.C. history – Vancouver Sun, September 4, 2014

Decker Glacier lake at Whistler a sign of melt to come – CBC News, August 25, 2014

BCMC trail erosion a safety issue, hiker says – North Shore News, August 22, 2014

Jumbo Ski Resort Running Out of Time – The Tyee, August 18, 2014

Mountains of fun can be had along the Sea to Sky Highway – Montreal Gazette, Aug 11, 2014

West Kootenay group continues Jumbo legal fight – Nelson Star, August 6, 2014

Monique Keiran:  Wi-Fi can help connect us to the natural world – Times Colonist, August 2014

Monique Keiran: Wi-Fi can help connect us to the natural world – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/monique-keiran-wi-fi-can-help-connect-us-to-the-natural-world-1.1273042#sthash.Rg34Rdny.dpuf
Monique Keiran: Wi-Fi can help connect us to the natural world – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/monique-keiran-wi-fi-can-help-connect-us-to-the-natural-world-1.1273042#sthash.Rg34Rdny.dpuf
Monique Keiran: Wi-Fi can help connect us to the natural world – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/monique-keiran-wi-fi-can-help-connect-us-to-the-natural-world-1.1273042#sthash.Rg34Rdny.dpuf

25 vehicles vandalized in a popular hiking spot near Squamish – Global BC, July 25, 2014

North Shore Rescue Caches Looted For 4th Time – Canadian Press, July 16, 2014

Survey to measure visitors’ use of Whistler’s parks and trails – Whistler Question, July 14, 2014

Third official access point for West Coast Trail – Vancouver Sun, June 27, 2014

Grouse Grind: Mountaintop resort profits from a trail paid for by Metro Vancouver taxpayers – The Province, June 23, 2014

This summer, lose the gadgets and let nature entertain you – CBC News, June 20, 2014

Grouse Grind:  Mountaintop resort profits from a trail paid for by Metro Vancouver taxpayers – The Province, June 23, 2014

Forest and the Femme Society takes Downtown Eastside women to the great outdoors – Georgia Straight, June 11, 2014

Ski resorts permit review invites input – North Shore News, June 11, 2014

Local man climbs seven tallest peaks on all seven continents, including Everest – Global News, June 8, 2014

A Spearhead Traverse celebration– Pique News Magazine, June 8, 2014

Museum musings:  The lasting legacy of alpine huts – Whistler Question, June 3, 2014

FMCBC in the news!  Studies show benefits of non-motorized recreation – Pique News Magazine, May 29, 2014

Vancouver Island Spine Trail to create 700-kilometre hike from Victoria to Cape Scott – Georgia Straight, May 26, 2014

Parking lot for mountain bikers on Fromme unveiled – North Shore News, May 18, 2014

Protesters demand repeal of Park Amendment Act – Global News, May 14, 2014

FMCBC is in the news!  Outdoor recreation contributes billions to B.C. economy, report says – Georgia Straight, May 13, 2014

It’s going to get a lot easier to reach B.C.’s backcountry – The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2014

Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates 50 years – Castlegar News, May 1, 2014

Mountain community joins to establish backcountry code – Pique News magazine, April 22, 2014

Spring is here – but don’t forget backcountry rules – Whistler Question, April 14, 2014

B.C. rescinds environmental assessment exemption – CBC News, April 16, 2014

B.C. ski resorts and sweet natural gas plants exempted from environmental assessments – Georgia Straight, April 15, 2014

Liberals have lost balance in their B.C. parks policy – The Province, April 6, 2014

The government invites you to “adjust” BC’s park laws – West Coast Environmental Law, April 4, 2014

Reaction swift and critical to changes in B.C. parks – Comox Valley Record, March 31, 2014

Metro Vancouver park visits blossom in 2013 – Vancouver Sun, March 31, 2014

What good is a park, if it doesn’t protect the land?  By Peter Wood, Terrestrial Campaigs Director for CPAWS, March 28, 2014

Canadian inventor’s magnetic wool scarf solves problem of freezing face – Vancouver Sun, March 20, 2014

Industrial research a possibility in upgraded park act – The Williams Lake Tribune – March 19, 2014

Expert urges people to check avalanche warnings after eight deaths in one week – CTV News, March 17, 2014

B.C. Park Act change sparks suspicion – Vancouver Courier, March 18, 2014

Comment:  Forest, parks bills should be open to debate – Times Colonist, March 14, 2014

Provincial government responds to Parks Act Amendments – Nelson Daily, March 10, 2014

B.C. Liberals plan to invite more industrial activity in provincial parks – Georgia Strait, March 7, 2014

Sea to Sky Gondola opens up hiking in Stawamus Chief area – Georgia Straight, March 5, 2014

Know the Snow:  Cross border film contest targets avalanche safety for resort riders – Vancouver Sun, March 3, 2014

B.C. Parks okays Spearhead huts in Garibaldi Provincial Park – Georgia Straight, March 3, 2014

GoPro captures skier’s lucky tree well escape – CBC News, February 26, 2014

The lasting impact of outdoor education – Whistler Question, February 25, 2014

ORV Legislation will keep B.C.’s backcountry Safe – BC Government News Release,, February 24, 2014

Thousands sign petition against B.C. Park Act Amendments – Georgia Straight, Feb 21, 2014

Huge Fernie avalanche triggers warning for B.C. backcountry enthusiasts – Vancouver Sun, February 19, 2014

Peter Wood:  Is B.C.’s Park Act in peril?  Georgia Straight, Feb 19, 2014

Canadian Avalanche Centre app upgraded – Vancouver Sun, February 17, 2014

Tim Jones, North Shore Rescue gets federal budget shout out – CBC News, February 11, 2014

B.C. judge rules British “ski buddy” not liable for Colorado man’s death – Vancouver Sun, January 28, 2014

Alpine A-list on deck at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival – Vancouver Sun, January 27, 2014

UBC students voting on Whistler Lodge future – Pique Newsmagazine, January 26, 2014

Engineer creates pole baskets – Vancouver Sun, January 25, 2014

Remembering Tim Jones – North Shore News, January 25, 2014

MEC to match Tim Jones Memorial Funds – Vancouver Sun, January 24, 2014

North Shore rescuers lobby for backcountry cameras – North Shore News, January 15, 2014

Province seeking feedback on Garibaldi at Squamish resort proposal – Pique Newsmagazine, January 2, 2014

$500K supports public safety in the backcountry – BC Government News Release, December 10, 2013

Province bringing in new fees for snowmobilers – Whistler Question, December 9, 2013

Backcountry responsibility code – a new necessity – Pique News magazine, December 5, 2013

GAS comment period, open house set – The Chief, December 2, 2013

Backcountry code in development – Pique News Magazine, November 28, 2013

Jumbo Wild Takes Top Spot in National Competition – BCTV Kootenay News, November 20, 2013

Virtual tours of parks, historic sites now available through Google Maps – The Canadian Press, November 20, 2013

Local climber nominated for National alpine club board – Prince George Citizen, November 18, 2013

The end is near for the UBC Whistler Lodge – Whistler Question, November 11, 2013

WB gets peek at Garibaldi Park plan – Pique News Magazine, November 8, 2013

West Kelowna gets first look at Recreation Trails Master Plan – Capital News, October 30, 2013

Avalanche beacon phone apps risk lives, experts say – CBC News, October 25c, 2013

Canadian Avalanche Centre issues warning about smartphone applications – Revelstoke Times, October 24, 2013

Court says ‘no’ to resort’s request – Vancouver Sun, October 24, 2013

Snowmobile meeting draws huge response – Whistler Question, October 21, 2013

Whistler Blackcomb updates master plan – Whistler Question, October 2, 2013

Rescue association proposes charging user fees on outdoor activities – The Vancouver Sun, September 20, 2013

Kootenays resort developer and protesters clash over possible ice road – Globe and Mail, August 26, 2013

In the footsteps of Whistler’s pioneering female mountaineers – The Question, August 21, 2013

Search and rescue crews warn about online-based groups – News1130, August 12, 2013

BC search and rescue model not sustainable, official warns – CBC News, August 11, 2013

A place of their own – Historic cabin ski camp at Hollyburn Ridge to seek heritage status as it nears centennial – The Vancouver Sun, August 3, 2013

Ancient Forest gets new life – Prince George Citizen, August 2, 2013

New backcountry hut proposed for B.C.’s Yoho National Park – Vancouver Sun, July 24, 2013

Alaska Looks for Answers in Glacier’s Summer Flood Surges – The New York Times, July 22, 2013

SLRD denies permits for hydro project – Whistler Question, June 28, 2013

B.C. says hikers can depend on mobile maps in woods, but rescue group concerned – The Canadian Press, June 18, 2013

B.C. must find ways to reduce risk of wildfire hazards – Vancouver Sun, June 17, 2013

Backcountry snowmobiling near Sproatt highlights need for enforcement, awareness – Whistler Question, March 21, 2013

Hankin-Evelyn: A benchmark of backcountry Development – Pique Newsmagazine, March 14, 2013

A Jumbo division in the Kootenays – Pique Newsmagazine, March 14, 2013

A Jumbo Summer Ahead? – The Tyee, March 21, 2013

Snowmobilers disturbing backcountry watershed: Rainbow Lake/21-Mile Creek was set aside for non-motorized access – Pique Newsmagazine, March 15, 2013

Plans brew in Golden Ears Provincial Park as trails deteriorate – Georgia Straight, March 7, 2013

Joint backcountry patrols underway: RCMP and others enforcing regulations on snowmobilers – Whistler Question, February 28, 2013

Out-of-bounds skiers face ‘absolute peril’ on Vancouver Island – Comox Valley Record, February 21, 2013

EcoSociety to Challenge Jumbo Municipality in Court – BCTV Kootenay News, February 18, 2013

GAS test wells ready to flow: Four-season resort proponents looking for resident participation in study – The Chief, February 7, 2013

Park Protectors Get Their Day in Court – Huff Post British Columbia, February 4, 2013

Winter access, services put on ice at national parks across the country – Times Colonist, January 24, 2013

Rights of hikers and backcountry skiers at issue in battle over development of Garibaldi Provincial Park – Vancouver Sun, January 7, 2013

Garibaldi to stay mountain bike free, heliskiing remains – Whistler Question, December 13, 2012

Top 10 essentials to surviving the outdoors – CBC News, December 8, 2012

Jumbo Glacier officially becomes resort municipality – CBC News, November 20, 2012

Backcountry access: more or less? – Pique Newsmagazine, October 31, 2012

Garibaldi Provincial Park gets a little help from its friends – Georgia Straight, October 30, 2012

Think ski season is over?  Try B.C.’s backcountry for spring skiing – Darryl Leniuk, April 25, 2012

Sea to Sky Gondola proposla riles former B.C. environment minister – Georgia Straight, April 19, 2012

BC Parks commits $200,000 to volunteer projects – Ministry of Environment, April 15, 2012

$1 million for parks and trails along Lower Fraser River – Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, April 9, 2012

Nature’s classroom option open for Kootenay students – Nelson Star, April 4, 2012

Snowmobilers disturbing backcountry watershed – Pique News Magazine, March 15, 2012

Sea to Sky Gondola to split Stawamus Chief Provincial Park in Squamish – Georgia Straight, March 15, 2012

Disease carrying tick populations spread: study – Times Clonist, March 11, 2012

Respect for mountains a necessity -Nanaimo Bulletin, March 16, 2012

Celebration of powder proportions – Nelson Star, February 17, 2012

Club to vote on future of mountain biking in Nanaimo – Nanaimo Bulletin, February 11, 2012

Making the case for huts in the backcountry – The Whistler Question, February 9, 2012

Whistler Backcountry – The Ultimate Escape – January 31, 2012

How to avoid – or survive – an avalanche – The Vancouver Sun, January 25, 2012

Avalanche day in Rossland teaches the fundamentals – Rossland News, January 19, 2012

A path through time immemorial – The Economist, December 17, 2011

Mighty Bighorn maps, a must-have for skiers – Trail Daily Times, December 8, 2011

Canadian Avalanche Centre increases forecast regions – 100 Mile House Free Press, December 7, 2011

Mt. Cartier Lookout restoration commemorates Forst Service 100th anniversary – Revelstoke Times Review, December 1, 2011

A legend in her own time – Quesnel Cariboo Observer, November 18, 2011

Avalanche centre announces new bulletins – Revelstoke Times Review, November 16, 2011

Power firm should pay for trail upkeep:  SDBA – The Chief, November 7, 2011

Province lacks vision for future of forests – Eagle Valley News, October 19, 2011

Gondola and ski hill plans for Fernie Ridge – The Free Press, October 14, 2011

New Callaghan trail gets mixed reception – Pique Newsmagazine, September 21, 2011

Site C Clean Energy Project Environmental Assessment Process and Draft Agreement Released for Public Comment – Canada Ministry of the Environment News Release, September 30, 2011

Get out and explore the remote splendour of Glacier National Park – The Globe and Mail, September 16, 2011

Groups gear up for fight over KVR – Penticton Western News, September 8, 2011

Whistler Sports Legacies Society and Callaghan Country part ways – Pique News Magazine, September 7, 2011

Hikers will fight to save trail threatened by logging – The Times, Alberni Valley, August 26, 2011

Logging to be sad day for Oceanside – Parksville Qualicum Nes, August 23, 2011

A park full of peril – Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2011

MEC tweaks its iconic brand to retain its edge – Calgary Herald, August 1, 2011

Happy trails – Vancouver Sun, July 30, 2011

Union says budget cuts leave B.C.’s park system neglected – Vancvouer – The Canadain Press, July 29, 2011

A century ago, B.C. cared about its parks – The Globe and Mail, July 17, 2011

Canadian climber puts off Himlayan summit glory for rescue – Vancouver Sun, July 14, 2011

Sea to Sky Trail on the right track – Whistler Question, July 14, 2011

The loss of a humble hero – Nelson Star, July 5, 2011

Taking on the Great Divide – Nelson Star, June 28, 2011

100 Park Benches for 100 Years of BC Parks – BC Parks

Cowichan Valley Trail to North Cowichan now open – Lake Cowichan Gazette, June 12, 2011

Two mountain peaks going cheap in Austria – AFP, June 10, 2011

Explore Kootenays with outdoor club – Trail Daily Times, June 2, 2011

Regional district board gets local trails update – Keremeos Review, May 31, 2011

Delayed approval for proposed park could be costly – Vancouver Sun, May 25, 2011

Parks deserve proper upkeep – Times Colonist, May 12, 2011

Editorial:  Victoria must find new cash for B.C. parks – The Province, May 10, 2011

New directions needed for parks for second century – Vancouver Sun, May 6, 2011

Parking in B.C. provincial parks now free – Vancouver Sun, May 3, 2011

40 years down the trail – Canmore Leader, April 2011

A Sad Day for Strathcona Provincial Park – Island Nature, by David Ingram, April 2, 2011

Federal proposals better suited for Disneyland, not national parks – Rocky Mountain Outlook, March 31, 2011

Canadian avalanche victims die more quickly than Swiss: study – Vancouver Sun, March 21, 2011

After 25 years, it’s time for Jumbo decision – Vancouver Sun, March 5, 2011

Neglected B.C. parks run wild – Times Colonist, February 26, 2011

B.C. parks falling by the wayside – Vancouver Sun, February 25, 2011

Jack Knox:  No cake, just more cuts, for B.C. parks centennial – Times Colonist, February 17, 2011

Snowmobilers in watershed could face fines of $1k – Whistler Question, February 11, 2011

Free pass across private lands – Kelowna Capital News, January 27, 2011

BC Parks 100 – Now accepting applications for funding to help celebrate 100 years

Avalanche clinic teaches how to avoid disaster on the slopes – Vancouver Sun, January 22, 2011

Black Tusk Meadows trail in need of repairs – Whistler Question, January 19, 2011

Snowmobile Plan Challenged to Protect Wildlife, Quiet Recreation – Center for Biological Diversity Newsroom, January 19, 2011

New signs signify backcountry non-motorized zones  – Pique Newsmagazine, January 5th 2011

Stride into the New Year on snowshoes – Jack Christie, Vancouver Free Press, January 3, 2011

Parks Canada eyes Bowen Island property for national park – Vancouver Sun, December 28, 2010

New signs identify no-go zones for snowmobilers – Whistler Question December 27th, 2010

New non-motorized signs protect Whistler’s Watershed – Resort Municipality of Whistler, December 24, 2010

Keyhole Falls threatened by power project – Vancouver Sun, December 15, 2010

Avalanche Fatalities – Globe and Mail, December 5, 2010

Forest-research branch cut off at the roots – Times Colonist, November 26, 2010

Education essential for avalanche safety in order to save lives – Vancouver Sun, November 26, 2010

AB shines as minister withdraws bill 29 – CPAWS, November 24, 2010

B.C. First Nations group opposes development of ski resort – CTV, November 13, 2010

Snowshoers make tracks in ancient forest -Jack Christie, Vancouver Free Press, November 10, 2010

News Release: Government of Canada Announces Decisions on Mount Milligan and Prosperity Gold-Copper Mines – Canada News Centre, November 2, 2010

Local trails project could get federal help – Vancouver Sun, October 23, 2010

Ottawa to help fund completion of Trans Canada Trail – The Globe and Mail, October 21, 2010

Environment ministry failing to preserve B.C. parks, auditor-general finds – Vancouver Sun, August 24, 2010

GAS back to drawing board – The Chief, June 11, 2010

B.C. regulators give failing grade to Garibaldi at Squamish – Vancouver Sun, May 19, 2010

Council stands united against Garibaldi at Squamish – The Chief, April 22, 2010

Calls go out to protect trails from motorized vehicles, garbage – Osoyoos Times, April 13, 2010

Something stinks, and it isn’t just the toilets – The Province, December 10, 2009

No-footprint ski trip for UBC Okanagan students – Kelowna.com, November 20, 2009

New B.C. rules for off-road vehicles – CBC.ca, November 10, 2009

How to build an igloo with West Coast style – Vancouver Free Press, November 5, 2009

Province wants to rein in off-road yahoos – Vancouver Sun, October 4, 2009

Discover Garibaldi Provincial Park’s charms – Vancouver Free Press, September 17, 2009

Online hiking groups offer companionship, exercise – Vancouver Sun, May 27, 2009

Federal funding exposes tension over public use of recreational trails – Vancouver Sun, March 6, 2009

B.C. environmentalists welcome moves to protect caribou – Canadian Press, February 28, 2009