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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 route for the trail. You can use the [...]

November 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Trails and Access|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mount Waddington Park Proposal

The FMCBC Recreation and Conservation Committee is preparing a response to the Lands Branch regarding a proposed heli-ski tenure near Mount Waddington. In the past, the FMCBC has advocated for no helicopter access for day-use commercial or private backcountry recreation. In 2009, the FMCBC successfully negotiated a joint-use agreement with one such commercial heli-sports proponent, which kept Mt Waddington and surrounding terrain “non-motorized with restricted aerial access”. This unofficial designation or map notation from [...]

October 23rd, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Blog, FMCBC News, Recreation and Conservation|Tags: |11 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/  

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog, FMCBC News, Member News, Trails and Access|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2021 Annual General Meeting – FMCBC

  The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC invites representatives from our member clubs to join us at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on October 23rd, 2021. This event will take place via zoom from 9 AM - 1 PM. As a special incentive to attend, we are please to offer a $50 payment to your club in appreciation! We hope that this financial contribution will help to support your club and encourage your representative [...]

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog, FMCBC News, Member News|Tags: , , , , |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 pushing the Mountain Resort Branch (part of [...]

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