The Federation of Mountain Clubs
of British Columbia



Help Us Audit Trails at Provincial Parks and Recreation Sites in BC

For the past five years, the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) and other groups have been lobbying the Province of B.C. to increase funding for provincial parks. BC Parks has chronically underfunded parks and trails for over 20 years – and the trails we love need some TLC.

What trail are you heading to this weekend or in the coming summertime weeks? Take a hike and help us audit trails! When provincial parks open this summer, we aim to perform trail audits on many popular trails in BC Provincial Parks and Crown lands managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC.

Find out how you can help and sign up.

Based on these trail audits, a detailed report will be created and presented to BC Parks and elected officials to showcase the importance of funding for trails.

FMCBC requests increased funding and resources for BC Parks

The BC Government requested views of British Columbians on their priorities for the next provincial budget by June 25. The FMCBC made a presentation and submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to request increased funding and resources for BC Parks.

View the submission here to learn more

Tips to Safely and Responsibly Install Trail Markers  

Your trail markers are in! But what is the best way to safely install trail markers that will not pose risks to others? Sawmill workers or a park ranger may need to cut down the tree at some point, especially if it becomes hazardous.

We’ve put some tips and best practices together on how volunteers can properly and safely install your new trail markers based on advice from the Ministry of Forests and B.C. Parks. Read more.

Mountain Matters

Provincial Trails Strategy Webinar

The Outdoor Recreation Council of BC hosted a webinar providing an update on the Provincial Trails Strategy.  

Guest speakers included:
• Tennessee Trent from Recreation Sites and Trails BC (the Co-Chair of the Provincial Trails Advisory Body)
• Kathleen Van Ekris from MNP LLP, the consultant for the provincial trail strategy review

Did you miss it? Watch the webinar recording.

Participate in Two Public Consultations

BC Parks is developing park management plans for multiple protected areas in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, including Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park.

To find out more and provide initial feedback in a survey, go to the BC Parks Planning page and provide comments by September 30. Please share with others!

New community program empowers youth to build trails or upgrade local parks

The Province has launched a new $5-million "Build Back Better" community partnership program to engage youth to work on community service projects so they can help their communities rebuild from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn how to apply.

In the News

Feature Photo Credit

Thanks to Robyn Duncan for this month's feature photo of a reflection on Jumbo Pass in the Kootenays  (Photo credit: Robyn Duncan) Learn more about the glaciers at Jumbo Pass Trail Recreation Site

Want to share your backcountry photos? Send them to 

View the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Cloudburst.

Sign up to receive the next edition by email.
Submit an article and photo from your trip.

Use our online form to report motorized recreation observed within BC Park boundaries.

Visit Canada Helps to make a donation to the FMCBC. Donate towards our Member Club Grant Program or help support advocacy to protect and expand
non-motorized recreation in BC. 

The FMCBC is always looking for volunteers. Find out how you can get involved.


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The FMCBC would like to thank Taiga Works for supporting the FMCBC through their generous contribution of office space.

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