Advocacy

Help us protect and maintain access for quality, non-motorized, backcountry recreation experiences.

Membership

Join over 5000 members from across BC by becoming a Member Club, an Individual Member or an Associate Member of the FMCBC.

Member Club Grant

Apply for a grant or give back to our trails and the outdoor recreation community by donating to our grant program.

Insurance

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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

2019 Member Club Grant Awards

At our 2019 AGM in Chilliwack on June 22nd, we handed out our annual Member Club Grants, which are used to support projects initiated by our member clubs. Thanks to everyone who submitted applications—all of your projects were extremely worthwhile and we wish we could have supported them all! And thanks to the FMCBC’s Member […]

FAQ – FrontCounter BC Land Act Tenures

The following questions and answers were provided by FrontCounter BC to help us better understand the Crown land application referral process.    Question #1: what is FrontCounter BC, who it is responsible and for what? FrontCounter BC provides a single point of contact service to assist you with licences, permits, registrations and other authorizations required […]

Some Thoughts on Trails from the 2019 Greenway Trails Strategy Meeting

FMCBC Executive Director Barry Janyk was invited to attend the Trails BC Greenway Trails Strategy meeting, which took place in Penticton on May 5th, 2019.  Janyk’s presentation, given to the  30-ish attendees that were at the Okanagan Similkameen RD offices for the meeting, is below! So I went into my FMCBC electronic file folder that […]

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