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Call for nominations for FMCBC Board of Directors: Help advance non-motorized recreation across BC

Do you or someone you know have skills to help advance non-motorized recreation across BC? Are you passionate about enhancing outdoor recreation at backcountry parks and trails in BC? Submit your nomination. (Check 'join the Board of Directors' in the volunteer form). You can also nominate someone who you believe would be a great fit on the FMCBC Board of Directors by emailing fmcbc@mountainclubs.org. We're seeking Board members to fill the following positions: President Vice-President [...]

September 1st, 2020|Categories: FMCBC News, Member News|0 Comments

2020 Member Club Grant Awards

At the FMCBC Board of Director meeting in June 2020, the Board awarded funds for the 2020 Member Club Grant Program. This year, we've faced some challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We needed to delay the FMCBC AGM until September 2020 - and, yet, we'll need to meet virtually due to meeting limits and physical distancing practices. However, we know the importance of outdoor recreation during the pandemic, so the Board felt it was [...]

August 31st, 2020|Categories: FMCBC News, Member Club Grant, Member Club Grant Awards|0 Comments

FMCBC AGM Update

We're going virtual - temporarily! Although we will miss seeing you in person and planning a hiking trip together, due to public health orders that limit group meeting sizes and require physical distancing practices during the pandemic, the FMCBC will be hosting a virtual AGM via Zoom on Saturday, September 26. The meeting will begin at 10:00am from the comfort of your home or perhaps your backyard!  You're invited Club member representatives (or an alternate [...]

August 30th, 2020|Categories: FMCBC News, Member News|2 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|2 Comments

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. [...]

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 [...]

July 31st, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, FMCBC News|0 Comments
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