Backcountry Access meeting – Port Alberni – March 24th, 2018

From our Executive Director, Barry Janyk: It was great I was able to attend a meeting organised by NDP Mid Island-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser to try and find solutions to backcountry access restrictions that have been increasing on Vancouver Island. MLA Fraser addressed the group to help define the issues and seek support for improving public access across private forest lands. About 80 folks representing all aspects [...]

2020-05-02T03:16:40-07:00March 29th, 2018|Advocacy|0 Comments

How to Show Your Support for Rails to Trails on Vancouver Island

Around the world, unused railways are being converted into multi-use recreational trails for hikers, bikers, walkers, horseback riders, and other non-motorized users. Much more than pathways, these trails connect communities, encourage active lifestyles, and act as world-class destinations for locals and tourists alike. There’s an initiative on Vancouver Island to do just that—to convert the existing rails within the Vancouver Island Corridor into a multi-use, non-motorized recreational trail. [...]

2020-05-02T03:27:09-07:00April 5th, 2017|Trails and Access|0 Comments

The Vancouver International Best of the Fest Tour comes to Victoria

The FMCBC is proud to announce that we will be hosting a screening of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Tour in Victoria this June. Now in its 19th year, the festival, which kicks off in Vancouver each February but now travels to over 30 communities across North America throughout the year, is a showcase for some of the best outdoor adventure films from [...]

2020-05-03T23:26:38-07:00May 11th, 2016|FMCBC News|0 Comments

BC Parks response to snowmobiles in Strathcona Park

The following letter is from Andy Smith, Strathcona Area Supervisor for BC Parks, West Coast Region: January 21, 2016 FMCBC Members, RE: Unauthorized Use of Snowmobiles in Strathcona Provincial Park This is a long standing issue that we have had to deal with for many years and at one point, spending thousands and thousands of dollars each year, along with considerable time, flying and patrolling the park to [...]

2020-05-02T03:38:15-07:00January 21st, 2016|Recreation and Conservation|0 Comments

Vancouver Island Spine Trail

The FMCBC is a supporter of the Vancouver Island Spine Trail. The Vancouver Island Spine will be a 700 km trail from Victoria in the south to Cape Scott at the northern end of the island. The project is being developed by the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association (VISTA), a part of "Hike BC," the BC wing of the National Hiking Trail. The NHT, over the past 30 [...]

2020-05-03T23:26:04-07:00May 14th, 2015|Trails and Access|0 Comments
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