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FMCBC Trails Database

What is the Trails Database? We are working to launch a new hiking trail maintenance database linked to the FMCBC website to provide information for our members.   Most of our members hike and use various trail information sources.   Currently there are many information sources about trails including guidebooks, government websites and various trail websites however none of these really provide all the information that our members require.  Two of [...]

2022-04-06T19:03:36-07:00February 11th, 2022|Blog, FMCBC News, Trails and Access|1 Comment

Lower BCMC Trail washed away

A recent heavy rain event on the North Shore resulted in a section of the BCMC trail being washed away.  The trail is located beside the Grouse Grind in Grouse Mountain Regional Park. Jay MacArthur, the FMCBC Trails Committee Chair has discussed the issue with a Metro Vancouver park manager.  Metro Vancouver are currently having a geotechnical assessment done of the creek to determine the best future [...]

2021-11-06T12:32:33-07:00November 6th, 2021|Blog, Trails and Access|1 Comment

Mount Waddington Park Proposal

The FMCBC Recreation and Conservation Committee is preparing a response to the Lands Branch regarding a proposed heli-ski tenure near Mount Waddington. In the past, the FMCBC has advocated for no helicopter access for day-use commercial or private backcountry recreation. In 2009, the FMCBC successfully negotiated a joint-use agreement with one such commercial heli-sports proponent, which kept Mt Waddington and surrounding terrain “non-motorized with restricted aerial access”. [...]

FMCBC Update on Planning for Uphill Ski Routes through Blackcomb Resort

As part of the Master Development Agreement (MDA) between the Province and Whistler-Blackcomb, Blackcomb is required to provide public access through their controlled recreation area (CRA) for the public to access the Spearhead Range in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  Whistler-Blackcomb (now a subsidiary of Vail Resorts) has been avoiding this requirement for many years.  The BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) found the wording in the MDA and has been [...]

Day Use Pass Review by BC Parks

Last summer BC Parks introduced a pilot-project to reduce the risk of COVID to park visitors and staff.  We wrote a blog post last summer that discussed the issues around the passes.  BC Parks is currently doing a survey until May 8th to determine if the public supports the pilot project being extended to 2021.   The feedback from most members has been [...]

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