Access and Environment

Through the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) we work together with other mountaineering and outdoor clubs in BC to improve access to trails, climbing areas and the backcountry, and to resolve land use issues that have an impact on our skiing, hiking and climbing activities. All our members are also members of the FMCBC and receive the FMCBC ‘s publication “Cloudburst” with access and conservation updates from around the province.

The preservation of mountain regions and their flora and fauna is one of the key objectives of the club. Canada’s mountains are an incredible natural and cultural heritage. They are also extremely vulnerable to human impact and to climate change. We support the conservation of alpine environments and regularly advocate to protect the places we love.

We encourage all our members to be stewards of the mountains. We promote responsible & sustainable recreational use of wilderness areas that is respectful of the Kathmandu Declaration and the 7 principles of Leave No Trace.  Do you know of an issue that the ACC Vancouver Section should know about? Please let us know by contacting our Access and Environment director: Jay MacArthur 

Listed below are some issues that we are currently working on or have worked on recently.  The links will take you to the FMCBC blog:

  • Funding for BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails BC
  • BC Parks day use pass pilot project
  • Singing Pass trail access improvements: We are continuing to work on improved parking and access to Singing Pass.  We have proposed a new route from Lot 8 on the north side of Fitzsimmons Creek and have tentative approval from Innergex, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Sliding Centre.   I’m attending a meeting with BC Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails in late October.Peter Taylor, one of our members who is a P.Eng. has designed a bridge that will allow us to easily cross Fitzsimmons Creek.  Hopefully we can build the bridge next summer.
  • Roe Creek/Brew Lake trail access issues
  • Check for the latest issues in the FMCBC blog
  • See the latest FMCBC Cloudburst newsletter