The Federation of Mountain Clubs
of British Columbia

October 2022 NEWSLETTER


BC Parks is doing another survey about their Day-Use Pass Program in 2022. The Day-Use Pass program applied to selected trails and parking lots at Garibaldi Park, Joffre and Golden Ears. The deadline for completing BC Parks' survey is October 31, 2022.

For some background and FMCBC's concerns about BC Parks reliance on the Day-Use Pass program to restrict access, please see the FMCBC's recent blog on BC Parks Day-Pass program. 

We encourage members to complete the survey even if they did not obtain or were unsuccessful in obtaining a day-pass or declined to use the day-pass program in 2022. Near the end of the current survey, the survey asks participants to rate (from strongly disagree to strongly agree) a number of statements, including a statement about whether the day-pass program is a fair way to manage visitor volumes in select BC Parks. The survey also gives participants the opportunity to explain why they agree or disagree with the day-pass program and to offer suggestions to improve the day-use program or visitor experiences.

Mountain Matters

New route proposed for missing piece of the Sea to Sky Trail

A recent Pique News article about the Sea to Sky Trail and the proposed route to connect Gord’s Garden (north of Shadow Lake) to Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Mountain Mentors applications for the 2022/23 Winter Cohort open on Saturday, October 15. After a successful debut season, they will once again be running a snowshoeing program in addition to their regular backcountry skiing and splitboarding programs.

If you are a female outdoorsperson, or would like to become one, and live in Greater Vancouver Area and Sea to Sky Region - check them out!


Join the Vancouver Avian Research Centre Society for their final guided walk of the year on December 11th, 2022 at Blackie Spit Park in Surrey. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn and practice your birding skills with a local ID expert who is happy to answer your questions, and to connect with others and with nature. Registration is required and limited, so please sign-up soon!

ATTENTION ALL FILMMAKERS - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Film submissions are now open for the VIMFF 2023 which will be a hybrid festival of in-person events and virtual programs offered online for streaming.

All films selected will compete for the Annual Film Awards and will also enjoy a share of the revenues from their virtual programming.

Congratulations to Mary Hof of the Island Mountain Ramblers for completing the club's Lifetime Hiking Objective! 

Building a Trail Foundation from the Ground Up

Free Webinar from American Trails - October 27

This webinar will discuss details on what is needed in order to create a trail foundation from the ground up and how to keep it successful, as well as discussing the groundwork when it comes to a foundation’s particular focus—the trail.

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