The Federation of Mountain Clubs
of British Columbia



Singing Pass Parking Proposal

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 Heyman, to show there is strong support for this proposal.

Thanks to Paul Kubik of the BC Mountaineering Club for putting this together, and to the FMCBC’s Recreation and Conservation committee for their endorsement. You can view more information, including a diagram of the proposal, on our website. (Photo: Bryce Leigh)

New FMCBC Facebook group

In case you missed the news, we started a public Facebook group where users can share information, discuss issues, and work together to improve backcountry access and non-motorized recreation in British Columbia.  Thanks to everyone who has joined up so far. We're looking forward to watching the group grow and seeing what it accomplishes.

Member Club Grant update: Climb and Conquer

One of our 2017 Member Club Grant recipients, the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group, held their annual Climb and Conquer Adventure Camp in August. The camp, which was partially funded by the grant, takes youths from at-risk or low-income backgrounds to Squamish for a weekend adventure camp, where they develop a passion for enjoying BC’s backcountry. Read more about this inspiring progam.


In the News

Mountain Matters

Grouse Mountain Regional Park plan

Metro Vancouver is developing a plan for Grouse Mountain Regional Park to guide the way they operate, and improve and manage the various resources (trails, wildlife habitat, etc.) within the park boundaries over the next 10 years. And, they want to hear what park users have to say! The opportunity to share your ideas in person is now over (the event was at the park on Sept. 23rd), but you can still take their online park planning survey.

2018 Budget Consultation public hearing dates

The 2018 Budget Consultation public hearing dates were just released, which means you now have the opportunity to show the government why you support increased funding to BC Parks. Slots for personal presentations are filling up quickly, but don't forget that you can also send in written, video and audio submissions, or fill out the online survey.

The FMCBC will be sending in a written submission calling for increased funding to BC Parks and highlighting the many benefits of a well-supported provincial park system. We'll share that shortly!


Congrats to Mountain Mentors for being selected as the community beneficiary of Arc'teryx Vancouver's winter kick-off event, "Mountain Musings," an evening of music, drinks, and a local photography auction. Thea and Brett (Mountain Mentors co-creators) will be speaking about their first year 'in business' and sharing information about their upcoming application round for winter mentorships. It's a great chance to learn more about their cause, and win Arc'teryx swag in the process. Event is on Oct. 12th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Arc'teryx Vancouver (813 Burrard St.). Tickets are free. Click here for more details.

Mike Nash of the Caledonia Ramblers traveled to Idaho to view the recent solar eclipse. He created a slideshow of the event—and the journey to get there—which you can view here, and also wrote about the event, which you will be able to read in the upcoming issue of Cloudburst. 

The Friends and Residents of the North Fork submitted a complaint that government was not adequately protecting the threatened Kettle-Granby grizzly bear population. The Forest Practices Board looked at the government’s actions for the grizzly bear population, and found that the BC government has not effectively managed the risk forestry roads pose to the bears, and forestry licensees have not met the road density limits recommended by government. The Board made several recommendations to government, which you can read here (PDF will open).

Feature photo credit

Thanks to Norris Weimer of the Quadra Island Outdoor Club for this month’s feature photo, which was taken during a club trip to Arnica Lake and Phillips ridge in late August. The photo is of an unnamed tarn on Phillips Ridge, looking toward Mt. Myra, which is partially covered by cloud. You can see read the full trip report and see more photos on their website.

Click here to view our Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Cloudburst.

Use our online form to report motorized recreation observed within BC Park boundaries.
Visit Canada Helps to make a donation to the FMCBC . All donations go towards our Member Club Grant Program
The FMCBC is always looking for volunteers. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

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As always, the FMCBC would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-op for supporting the FMCBC through their generous contribution of office space from which to base our administration.

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