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

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

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 [...]

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