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Court rules 2 B.C. lakes cannot be publicly accessed, siding with Canada’s largest cattle ranch

Working Group to Identify and Support Public Access to Priority Areas on Private Forest Lands in Alberni-Clayoquot

March 2, 2021, Port Alberni, BC  ̶  Mosaic Forest Management and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, in partnership with the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, entered into an agreement to work together to prioritize and explore public access opportunities to areas within or adjacent to Mosaic-managed private forest lands in the Alberni-Clayoquot region. Through this agreement, a working group has been established and has identified [...]

Smoke Bluffs Update February 2021

Introduction The FMCBC is inviting member clubs and other climbing organizations to provide comments on a proposal from the District of Squamish to incorporate the land owned by the FMCBC into a large, formally dedicated Smoke Bluffs park. The District of Squamish has requested the transfer of the FMCBC land to complete the creation of the climbing park. Background In 1987, with the long-term goal of establishing a climbing park, the Federation of Mountain Clubs [...]

February 8th, 2021|Categories: Blog, FMCBC News|Tags: |0 Comments

Cypress Mountain Resort: New Parking Rules

Cypress Mountain Resort has added a new pay parking system for backcountry users who park near the downhill resort  (and don’t park in Lot 3B).  I went up to check the situation out in early January on a nice sunny weekday.  A flashing billboard warns about parking fees for backcountry users and a new wooden booth or shed has appeared at the west end of Lot 3B that appears to be for a Cypress MR [...]

January 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Trails and Access|0 Comments

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
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