FMCBC in the News

FMCBC in the News


November 16, 2017 – North Shore News

Cypress Mountain ‘dawn patrol’ dispute resolved
Hikers and snowshoers who like to make fresh tracks and watch the sun rise from a backcountry mountaintop can again access Cypress Mountain Provincial Park in the early morning hours.


October 2, 2017 – Whistler Question

Outdoor clubs release Singing Pass parking proposal
FMCBC sees new government as an opportunity to push for action.


March 27, 2017 – CBC News

Backcountry advocates doubtful of B.C. Liberals support for B.C. Parks
Province has made moves to increase campsites, rangers and funding, but are they enough as visits skyrocket?


Nov. 2, 2016 – Mountain FM

Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC says BC Parks face capacity and facility issues
The Executive Director for the Federation of Mountain Clubs British Columbia (FMCBC) says capacity issues and broken & missing signage are just a number of problems they’ve been hearing about in recent years, particularly this year within BC Parks.

Sept. 17, 2016 – News Talk 908 CKNW – The Jill Bennett Show

There have been some concerns about how many people are going into the great outdoors—some damage on trails, for example. Do things need to change when it comes to how we use our hiking trails?

Sept. 16, 2016 – Global News BC

Corporate ads on BC Parks website under question
Should private commercial companies be advertising on B.C. government websites?


Sept. 16, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW

B.C. club questioning retail advertising on public service sites

Steve Jones with the Federation of Mountain Clubs of B.C. says his group was caught off guard when they saw a “Coleman” ad on BC Parks’ website.


Sept. 12, 2016 – CBC News

Is social media ruining hiking in B.C.?
Recent overcrowding at Joffre Lakes park has some wondering whether social media is to blame.


Sept. 11, 2016 – Global News Vancouver

Social media campaign highlights terrible state of B.C. parks

Some of BC’s parks are in such bad shape they are now being targeted by an online campaign.

Sept. 9, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW

The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC has launched a campaign because they’re concerned about the status—the deterioration—of provincial parks.


Sept. 8, 2016 – News Talk 980 CKNW

IN PHOTOS: #FundBCParks demands action through pictures
The Federation of Mountain Clubs in B.C. is hoping their new campaign will say more than a thousand words and help them get more funding for provincial Parks.


Sept. 8, 2016 – Metro Vancouver

Hikers document disrepair in B.C. Parks

Park users decry overflowing parking lots, broken trails, missing signs and absent rangers as funding remains flat.


April 13, 2016 – The Squamish Chief

Do you know why it’s called Smoke Bluffs?
Park steeped in history has great trails and climbing areas.


Jan. 29, 2016 – Abbotsford News

Garibaldi ski resort gets B.C. approval

The B.C. government has issued an environmental assessment certificate for Garibaldi at Squamish mountain resort, proposed as a major competitor for North Shore ski hills and Whistler-Blackcomb resort.


Oct. 30, 2015 – The Chilliwack Progress

Happy Trails: Hard work pays off in Chilliwack River Valley

Volunteers have put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity getting more than 70 km of trails back into tiptop shape for hikers.


Oct. 14, 2015 – The Columbia Valley Pioneer

Jumbo decision looms for assessment office
As the deadline approaches for Jumbo Glacier Resort to have its environmental certificate renewed, the Ministry of Environment further explained some of the deadline’s intricacies.


Aug. 18, 2015 – Tri-City News

Coquitlam SAR trail markers to boost safety
Coquitlam Search and Rescue volunteers will be busy on Tri-City trails for the rest of the summer in a bid to prevent hikers from getting lost in the backcountry.


Dec. 19, 2014 – The Georgia Straight

Eight nonprofits for B.C. outdoor enthusiasts looking to give back this holiday season
Those of us living in southwestern British Columbia are blessed with incredible natural surroundings.


May 13, 2014 – The Georgia Straight

Outdoor recreation contributes billions to B.C. economy, report says
Hikers, kayakers, snowshoers, and other non-motorized outdoor recreationists contribute billions of dollars to British Columbia’s economy every year.


March 14, 2012 – The Georgia Straight

Sea to Sky Gondola to split Stawamus Chief Provincial Park in Squamish
Former Intrawest executives seek to remove strip of parkland for tower construction.


March 7, 2013 – The Georgia Straight

Plans brew in Golden Ears Provincial Park as trails deteriorate
While the Ridge Meadows Outdoor Club says funding cuts have reduced trail maintenance, B.C. Parks has drafted a new strategy for the park’s future