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 [...]

Winter Access to Garibaldi Lake

The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) is concerned that the Province of BC will not plow the access road and parking area for the Rubble Creek trailhead to allow winter access to Garibaldi Lake. Backcountry users only have a few places to park along the Sea-to-Sky corridor in the winter.  Garibaldi Lake and surrounding terrain is a world-class winter recreation destination that deserves to be open [...]

A Review of the Day-use Pass system at BC Parks from the FMCBC

Just like when you see a review of a new product or technology launch, we’re providing our take on the newly launched day-use pass at BC Parks. It’s part of our role and mission as the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC to protect and maintain access to BC’s backcountry. And, we will continue to advocate on your behalf to provide reasonable and safe access to non-motorized outdoor [...]

2020-08-02T16:59:33-07:00August 2nd, 2020|Advocacy, Blog, FMCBC News, Trails and Access|2 Comments

Five things you need to know about day-use passes at BC provincial parks

Summer is finally here, and we know you’re itching to get out on the trails (but maybe not to see the recent influx of mosquitoes). You gather your friends and plan a trip to some of your favourite hiking or climbing spots, but soon realize you need a day-use pass – upon arrival to the park (how inconvenient!), or through talking to your friend who watched the news. [...]

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