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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.

Latest issues

Right to Roam

What rights do the public have to access private and crown lands? What rights do the public have to use publicly funded roads to access crown lands?

Sea to Sky Access

Many areas in the Sea to Sky Corridor are difficult for backcountry users to access. Here’s our list of priority areas that we want to work with the province to resolve.

Singing Pass Trail Access

Restoring access to the Singing Pass Trail is one most contentious–and longstanding–access issues in the Sea to Sky corridor.

Cypress BAC

Working together to establish the public right to cross the Backcountry Access Corridor in Cypress Provincial Park before 9 am.

Latest news

The FMCBC Welcomes the Squamish Access Society

(Thanks to Toby Foord-Kelcey of the Squamish Access Society for providing 99.9% of the information below.) Please help us welcome the Squamish Access Society (SAS), our first Associate Member! (And what is an Associate Member, you ask? An Associate Membership is open to any non-profit organization which would like to join the FMCBC for reasons […]

Backcountry Access meeting – Port Alberni – March 24th, 2018

From our Executive Director, Barry Janyk: It was great I was able to attend a meeting organised by NDP Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser to try and find solutions to backcountry access restrictions that have been increasing on Vancouver Island. MLA Fraser addressed the group to help define the issues and seek support for […]

The FMCBC Welcomes the Columbia Valley Climbing Association

We couldn’t be happier to welcome our newest member club, the Columbia Valley Climbing Association! Hailing from Golden, the CVCA is our 44th member club. A big thanks to Andrea Eitle of the CVCA for filling us in on what the CVCA is all about: The Columbia Valley Climbing Association was formed almost twenty years […]

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