Learn

Below are some useful links and resources to help you learn more about non-motorized outdoor recreation in BC, and to make it easier to get involved with the issues, broaden your connections and explore BC’s backcountry in a safer and more informed way. Have a great resource to add? Get in touch with us!

Legislation

  • Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) – FRPA outlines how all forest and range practices and resource-based activities are to be conducted on Crown land in B.C., while ensuring protection of everything in and on them, such as plants, animals and ecosystems.
  • Occupier’s Liability Act and FAQ – Liability associated with trails in British Columbia is determined by the Occupier’s Liability Act

Policies and Strategies

  • Provincial Trail Strategy for BC – The Trails Strategy provides the framework, principles, and guidance necessary to develop a world class trails system for BC. Overall, this framework establishes clear strategic direction for planning, developing, maintaining, managing, marketing and using an integrated network of trails in our province over the next 10 years.
  • E-Bike Policy – Recreation Sites and Trails BC
  • E-Bike Policy – BC Parks

Avalanche Safety

  • Avalanche Canada – a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety
  • Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) – The CAA’s vision is that the Canadian public has the highest degree of confidence in the avalanche safety programs and services delivered by its members

General Safety

  • AdventureSmart – a national prevention program focused on reaching Canadians, and visitors to Canada, who participate in outdoor recreational activities
  • British Columbia Search and Rescue Association – Lists search and rescue groups in BC by region, and provides links, tips and tools on outdoor safety.

Maps

The FMCBC provides general interest maps of the Goat River Trail, Mount Arrowsmith and the Nootka Trail. General Interest maps are not suited to navigation.

Guidebooks

  • 105 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia – the all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and in northern Washington.
  • Rocky Mountain Books – Outdoor activity guidebooks, historical accounts of Canadian mountaineering and other adventures, biographies, related non-fiction books.