Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation

Summarized by Monika Bittel, FMCBC Director The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released its Report on the Budget 2024 Consultation.  The FMCBC made written and oral submissions to the Committee. Dave King also made submissions on behalf of the FMCBC member clubs, Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club, and the Prince George Backcountry Recreation Society. Below are relevant excerpts from the Committee's report. Bold highlights made by FMCBC Director, [...]

2023-08-15T14:00:57-07:00August 15th, 2023|Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

A new vision for the public service delivery of outdoor recreation in BC

Recreation Strategy and Service Transformation On June 28, 2023, Monika Bittel, FMCBC director, attended the first of four public engagement sessions to develop a new vision for the public service delivery of outdoor recreation in BC. There were over 30 attendees at the in-person session, including representatives from the Fraser Valley Climbing Society, North Vancouver Outdoor Club, Access Society of BC, Colour the Trails, Outdoor Recreation Council of [...]

2023-07-12T14:07:39-07:00July 12th, 2023|Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

BC Parks launches an updated Survey on Day-Passes in September 2022

BC Parks is doing another survey about their day-use pass program.  Please read our concerns before filing out the survey. BC Parks initiated the Day-Use Pass program in 2020 as part of BC Parks’ response to manage risks and physical distancing requirements associated with COVID-19. In 2020, the Day-Use Pass program applied to selected trails in Cypress, Garibaldi, Mt Seymour, Stawamus Chief, Golden Ears, Joffre [...]

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 [...]

Aggressive Grizzly Bear near Whistler

There is a report from Sheila Klassen of a Grizzly being aggressive with food caches at Berg Lake (Tricouni trail from Chance Creek) south of Whistler: “On September 4th early morning…. I woke up to huffing outside my tent. [A] Grizzly Bear who really is not deterred by much. [The bear] Certainly, has his own agenda and does not run away from constant yelling or blowing of [...]

2022-09-11T22:13:48-07:00September 7th, 2022|Blog, FMCBC News, Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments
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