Avalanche Canada has created a presentation on the tragic incident on Mt. Harvey, where 5 snowshoers were killed in April 2017. There is much to learn from this incident, particularly for the growing user group of backcountry snowshoers. If your club is interested in presenting this excellent resource, please get in touch with Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note: This presentation is best delivered by someone with an avalanche education/safety background.)
Many of Destination BC's tourism partners have contributed to the development of 10-year destination development strategies. The strategies that have been developed for the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains (VCM) region include the Sunshine Coast, Gold Rush Trail, Sea to Sky Corridor, Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, and the Highway 3 Corridor. A few of these planning areas have Action and Implementation plans that are moving ahead, with more coming in the next year. You can view the VCM plans here.
Avalanche Canada (AvCan) is now providing a regular avalanche forecast for backcountry users in the North Rockies! AvCan's three-person field team, which is modeled after their successful South Rockies field team, will collect snowpack information for forecasters in Revelstoke. Forecasts will be published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this winter.
The Fraser Valley Regional District is currently developing an Outdoor Recreation Management Plan for the region. As part of this process, they'd like to know more about how and where you recreate, and if you have any suggestions or concerns regarding specific outdoor recreation places in this region. Details here.