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”. [...]

A Curious Traveler Explores the Vancouver Island Trail

FMCBC Member Club - the Vancouver Island Trail Association - is profiled in this engaging piece on the Vancouver Island Trail. FMCBC Acting President Liz Bicknell is a passionate and comitted executive member of VITA. Congrats to Liz and associates on their dedicated efforts! https://adventure.com/vancouver-island-trail-canada/  

2021-10-06T11:27:41-07:00October 6th, 2021|Blog, FMCBC News, Member News, Trails and Access|0 Comments

2021 Annual General Meeting – FMCBC

  The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC invites representatives from our member clubs to join us at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on October 23rd, 2021. This event will take place via zoom from 9 AM - 1 PM. As a special incentive to attend, we are please to offer a $50 payment to your club in appreciation! We hope that this financial contribution will help to [...]

2021-10-06T11:34:32-07:00October 5th, 2021|Blog, FMCBC News, Member News|0 Comments

FMCBC Report on Recent Court Decision: No Public Right to Cross Private Land to Access Recreational Assets

In the recent decision, Douglas Lake Cattle Company v Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club (2021 BCCA 99), the BC Court of Appeal determined that the Douglas Lake Ranch could block the public from crossing its property to fish in the Crown owned Minnie and Stoney Lakes. The outcome is very disappointing not only for the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club, but for all who had hoped [...]

[Update: hired!] Administration & Communications Manager

The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) is a province-wide federation of over 50 outdoor clubs with a membership of over 5,500 people. We promote self-propelled activities, such as hiking, mountaineering, trail running, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing through leadership, advocacy, and education. The FMCBC and member clubs engage with outdoor recreation organizations, government agencies, and others to promote, protect and maintain access for quality non-motorized recreation in [...]

2021-04-14T11:47:20-07:00March 15th, 2021|FMCBC News|0 Comments
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