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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|0 Comments

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 [...]

Joffre Lakes Park Visitor Strategy – Public Review

Introduction BC Parks is asking for public input on a strategy to control the number of hikers that can hike the popular trail in the summer.  The Federation is concerned since this is the first proposed implementation of a day-use reservation system after the the pilot-project last summer.  We think that BC Parks is proposing to allow too many people to hike this trail, but the [...]

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