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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: (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

You’re invited: Provincial Trails Strategy Webinar

Member clubs! Sign up for a short webinar about the Provincial Trail Strategy Review happening on Wednesday, June 24, starting at 4:00pm. Get an update on the ongoing review of the Provincial Trails Strategy – what’s been heard and next steps. Register now. Guest speakers include: • Tennessee Trent from Recreation Sites and Trails BC (the Co-Chair of the Provincial Trails Advisory Body) • Kathleen Van Ekris from MNP LLP, the consultant for the provincial [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: FMCBC News, Trails and Access|0 Comments

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
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