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Read the latest FMCBC e-News

Highlights of the July 2020 edition include: The FMCBC reviews new day-use pass system at BC Parks Backpacking during the COVID-19 pandemic Five things you need to know about day passes at provincial parks FMCBC submits budget recommendations for BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC Nature is at the heart of Canada’s COVID-19 recovery Attend an outdoor safety and trip planning webinar Plus news and announcements concerning non-motorized outdoor recreation in BC. Read [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, FMCBC News|0 Comments

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 recreation. Our concerns: Feedback we’ll be submitting [...]

August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, FMCBC News, Trails and Access|1 Comment

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. Now what? We’ve all seen the effects. [...]

FMCBC submits budget recommendations for BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC

The FMCBC requested increased funding and staff for BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) via a budget submission report to the Province of BC in June. The BC Government, through the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, sought views of British Columbians on their priorities for the next provincial 2021-2022 budget. View the full report here to learn more. Thank you to those club and community members who provided [...]

Backpacking during the Covid-19 pandemic

Update on the popular Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park Submitted by Mike Nash - Caledonia Ramblers (Prince George) Mount Robson in the mist (Photo by Judy Lett, July 2020) For the interest of FMCBC members who are considering hiking into Mount Robson / Berg Lake during this summer’s Covid-19 pandemic, here’s what my wife, Judy and I discovered on our trip there last week: Since the inside of the Visitor [...]

Read the Spring/ Summer 2020 Cloudburst magazine

We're on Cloud 9 - with panoramic views! The Spring/ Summer 2020 issue of Cloudburst is in! Explore the latest issue at: cloudburst.mountainclubs.org (And as always, you can enjoy Cloudburst in PDF and Issuu formats). Feature stories and articles include: Crossing Garibaldi Lake Wearing Sneakers How To Safely Install Trail Markers Improved Summer Access at Singing Pass will be music to hikers' ears An Insider Look: The Tragic Climb of Denali Auditing and Funding BC [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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