FMCBC Southwest BC Trails Committee Report – Fall 2017

Thanks to Alex Wallace, SWBC Trails Committee co-chair, for putting this report together. Howe Sound Crest Trail work continues… BC Parks and Wallace shutting down the trail crew on the Howe Sound Crest Trail on Oct 12th, 2017, due to the fact that it had already snowed and they weren’t going to get much more done. It was a good decision—they had a machine get away from [...]

2020-05-02T03:18:34-07:00November 27th, 2017|FMCBC News, Trails and Access|0 Comments

Help restore access to the Singing Pass Trail

Want to help restore access to the Singing Pass Trail and solve one of the most contentious access issues in the Sea to Sky corridor? Then check out this parking proposal and let us know what you think. We welcome your comments and ideas, as well as any show of support that will help this issue gain momentum, including writing to the Minister of Environment, the Honourable George [...]

2020-05-04T05:49:44-07:00September 21st, 2017|Recreation and Conservation, Trails and Access|0 Comments

Cypress Provincial Park Access Issues

On November 9, 2017, the day before Cypress Mountain opened for the season, the FMCBC received written confirmation from BC Parks stating that the public can now cross the Backcountry Access Corridor before 9 am. Users are still required to have a backcountry access tag/waiver to pass through the BAC, but Cypress Resort, as instructed by BC Parks, will no longer prevent public access through the BAC beginning [...]

2020-05-02T03:21:45-07:00September 6th, 2017|Recreation and Conservation, Trails and Access|0 Comments

Update on the Cypress BAC conflict (as of July 20th)

From our Executive Director, Barry Janyk:   Over the past three weeks, a number of FMCBC representatives and member clubs have met individually and/or as a group with BC Parks and Cypress Mountain reps, following up on the December 20th meeting and trying to resolve the longstanding backcountry access corridor (BAC) dispute in Cypress Provincial Park. There are a few key issues here. BC Parks (BCP) and Cypress [...]

Metro Vancouver’s Newest Regional Park

Metro Vancouver recently announced a new 75-hectare (185-acre) regional park on the slopes of Grouse Mountain. As of May 1st, the park will include the popular Grouse Grind, BC Mountaineering Club (BCMC) trail and a portion of the Baden-Powell trails within its boundary. Like all big announcements, this one raised a few questions. Most often, our members wanted to know if the new designation would affect seasonal closures, [...]

2020-05-02T03:26:08-07:00April 22nd, 2017|Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments
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