Proposed Gondola near Chilliwack will provide improved access to the ridge beside Mount Cheam

Bridal Falls Gondola Corporation, is proposing to build a gondola and an eco-cultural tourism amenity near Bridal Falls, just east of Chilliwack, The proposed gondola will operate under the name Cascade Skyline Gondola and will if approved and constructed, transport visitors to a summit station that will be located near Mt Archibald. From the proposed summit station, visitors will be able to access trails and alpine terrain [...]

Landscape Unit Planning for Chilliwack Natural Resources District

The FMCBC was recently contacted by a consultant working for the TS'ELXWÉYEQW FORESTRY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP as part of the Landscape Unit Planning process for the Chilliwack Natural Resource District in the Fraser Timber Supply Area (TSA).  He is updating his records for trails and recreation resources that are important to our members.  In addition to the this tenure there are other tenures in the Chilliwack and Fraser river drainages [...]

BC Parks announces day-use passes for summer 2022

This is the third year that BC Parks has introduced a day-use pass for access to a limited number of very popular hiking and day-use areas. This year the three parks affected are: Garibaldi: Cheakamus Lake, Elfin Lakes and Rubble Creek parking areas Golden Ears: Most parking lots Joffre Lakes: Day-use passes for hikers We are blessed with having so many special places in BC and these are [...]

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 [...]

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