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Resources for backcountry recreation groups during COVID-19

Are you an outdoor recreation or backcountry group that’s seeking resources to transition during different reopening phases of COVID-19? The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC has put together some tips, guides, and protocols that include best practices from outdoor member clubs and have been collaboratively built based on recommendations from health professionals and outdoor recreation organizations: Recommended actions to stay safe while restarting group hikes, backcountry trips, and club events When travelling to [...]

COVID-19 Response and 2020 AGM Cancellation

Updated: March 23, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 FMCBC AGM has been postponed, possibly to late September. We’ll monitor the situation and reschedule when we have better knowledge. As a provincial organization, our staff and volunteers are located throughout the province. Most of our day-to-day operations are already carried out remotely; our staff members work from home; email is our main form of communication and many of our committee meetings are held [...]

March 23rd, 2020|Categories: FMCBC News|Tags: |0 Comments

BC Parks Needs More Funding

For years, the FMCBC, along with countless other outdoor recreation and conservation organizations from across BC, have been urging the provincial government to increase funding to BC Parks. There is no debate: Increased visitation to our provincial parks is a good thing, benefiting our: Economy Citizens – health, well-being & resilience Environment Species at risk We've put together a presentation with all the facts and details on why BC Parks needs to double its [...]

December 11th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , |0 Comments

Singing Pass Trail Access 2019

Update: November 2019 We are continuing to work on improved parking and access to Singing Pass. We have proposed a new route from Lot 8 on the north side of Fitzsimmons Creek and have tentative approval from Whistler-Blackcomb, Innergex, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Sliding Centre. At a meeting with BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails in late October, we received more tentative approval to move ahead. Peter Taylor, one of our [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Recreation and Conservation, Trails and Access|Tags: , |0 Comments

2019 UBCM Resolutions

The following resolutions were considered at the 2019 UBCM Convention, and are of particular interest to FMCBC members:   B45 Funding for BC Parks Management (Pemberton) Whereas the negative impacts to lower mainland Provincial parks and Crown Land recreation areas continue to occur due to increasing tourism and limited funding; Therefore, be it resolved that that the Province be requested to allocate additional funding to managing BC Parks, specifically Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, and Crown [...]

September 30th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: |0 Comments

Public Owned Recreational Trail at Risk

From the Trails Society of BC - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 9, 2019   PUBLIC OWNED RECREATIONAL TRAIL AT RISK Columbia and Western Rail Trail is part of The Great Trail of Canada (formally known as the Trans Canada Trail) Recreation Sites and Trails BC is proposing to cancel the recreation trail designation for a 67km section of the Columbia and Western Rail Trail and turn it into a road tenure. This is a [...]

August 12th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Trails and Access|Tags: , |0 Comments
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