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

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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

Tetrahedron Provincial Park Planning Process – Public Comments Released

As a friendly Christmas gesture, Chris Ludwig, president of the BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) and co-founder of Backcountry BC, presented the Fed with a copy of a 1,500+ page Freedom of Information document related to the Tetrahedron Provincial Park public process—such as it was. Fed members will recall that this has been a longstanding issue […]

Douglas Lake Cattle Company and the Right to Roam

As members of the Federation are aware, as an aspect of our role in advocating for backcountry access, we have been quietly working on improving the non-motorized public’s rights to traverse private lands to access public lands and resources. On December 7th, 2018, the BC Supreme Court sided with the rights of the public to […]

Tetrahedron Provincial Park Update

From our Executive Director, Barry Janyk (November 27, 2018): Tetrahedron Provincial Park’s future remains a serious question. It was hoped that the Local Government elections would change the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s political direction on degrading the provincial park. However, following the October 20th election, voting at the SCRD Board is once again obscure. A […]

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