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Winter Access to Garibaldi Lake

The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) is concerned that the Province of BC will not plow the access road and parking area for the Rubble Creek trailhead to allow winter access to Garibaldi Lake. Backcountry users only have a few places to park along the Sea-to-Sky corridor in the winter.  Garibaldi Lake and surrounding terrain is a world-class winter recreation destination that deserves to be open for public use.  The Province pays for [...]

November 26th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Recreation and Conservation, Trails and Access|1 Comment

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 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


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
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