The Federation of Mountain Clubs
of British Columbia



FMCBC 2022 Annual General Meeting

We invite you to join us virtually on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 for our AGM.

The AGM is open to FMCBC directors, club reps and members. It is a chance to share ideas, build partnerships and help shape the future of both the FMCBC and non-motorized outdoor recreation in BC! 


2023 Budget Consultations

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is holding their annual public consultation on the provincial budget. You can participate by providing written comments, or filling out the online survey via the Consultation Portal. The consultation closes at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, June 24, 2022. As in the past several years, the Federation made written submissions and oral presentation to the Finance Committee on June 8, 2022, along with representatives from Trails Society of BC and Elders Council for Parks in BC. A draft transcript of the presentations and follow-up questions is available. (see Panel 3, Parks and Recreation from 10:30-11:00 am): 

Mountain Matters

The Water is Rising: A documentary about Alaska's climate refugees

A striking new documentary from Patagonia Films highlights problems facing many peoples in the decades ahead. Newtok, on Alaska’s northwest coast is on the leading edge of climate change as melting permafrost and rising sea levels are erasing the village. To keep their culture and community intact, Yup’ik residents must relocate their entire village upriver while battling government inertia. Newtok: The Water is Rising (97mins) - Thanks to Mike Nash of the Caledonia Ramblers for this find.

Check out this hub for information on Trails Users from American Trails. Everything you need to know about trail counters, trail user surveys, and other information to better understand and engage your trail users.

Drawing on examples from existing conservation projects and their own experiences, Indigenous researchers are unpacking what a decolonized approach to environmental protection should look like.

The BC Conservation & Biodiversity Awards celebrates the 2022 Award recipients and their important conservation-based initiatives in British Columbia. Applications for the 2023 BC Conservation & Biodiversity Awards are now being accepted through to December 31, 2022

New Willmore Wilderness Park Recreational Map

Mike Nash sends us this recommendation for FMCBC members in the post-Covid era of backcountry congestion who are looking for places to hike and camp that don’t necessarily require reservations. Although a bit more expensive than other two-sided waterproof, tear-resistant maps, it’s one of the best backpacking maps that he's seen.

Invermere’s Heather Waterous and her Yukon-based friend Amaya Cherian-Hall are attempting to hike, bike and canoe the entire Yellowstone-to-Yukon (Y2Y) corridor this summer. Their epic human-powered journey began on foot last week in Montana and should wrap up some time in October in Dawson City, Yukon.

Equity in Land-Use Planning: Insights from Love-based Practices and Ethical Space

Webinar on Thursday, June 23rd, 2:00 - 3:30. Recently the province of British Columbia released the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Act Action Plan. The landscape of land use planning is changing, but how do we work together to ensure it changes in meaningful ways?

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has created fact sheets with information about wildfire smoke and its health impacts, including information on how to prepare for wildfire season.

Join Mountain Mentors at the VIMFF summer festival on Saturday, June 26th at the Shipyards at Lower Lonsdale from 3:00pm-6:00pm.

Mountain Mentors is seeking Executive Board Members to join their stellar team.

The Friends of Garibaldi Park Society has just completed its survey on BC Parks' day passes

Caledonia Ramblers wrapped up their Trails Day Event at Goodsir Nature Park. A dozen members of the Caledonia Ramblers participated in a work hike at Goodsir Nature Park on Saturday, June 4.

Check out BC Trails Day photos from clubs around BC!

In the News

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