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Welcome to the British Columbia Mountaineering Club
Welcome to the B.C. Mountaineering Club

The BCMC is a group of like-minded individuals who participate in outdoor activities. The club was established in 1907 and in September 2019 reached a new milestone of 1,300+ active member accounts. The club organizes mountaineering, rock climbing and back country skiing trips throughout the year. The BCMC holds monthly socials, offers courses to members and represents the interests of mountaineers and back country skiers in British Columbia.

BCMC Social Event


"Sand, Solitude, Stars and Surprises"


Presenter: John Kelly | Adventure Trekker, Backpacker, and International Traveller

Born and raised in the West Kootenay area the mountains, waterways, and forests were arms reach for John Kelly. A professionally trained Wildlife Biologist but also an avid explore mainly on foot as it allows to embrace the natural landscapes and interact with the local people. 

Kelly has hiked and backpacked to many destinations across the globe. He has hiked the well-known Machu Picchu, K2 base camp in Pakistan, explored the Wakhan Valley in Afghanistan and he will be speaking about how he wandered across the Dasht-e Lut (the Lut Desert) in Iran. 

Location: The Anza Club, #3, West 8th Ave., Vancouver | 19+ | Doors Open: 7:00 PM, Event Starts: 7.30 PM 


Watersprite Lake Hut, Mountain Lake Hut, North Creek Hut and Plummer Hut are now open and can be booked online.

Normal Operations Resume for BCMC Trips up to a maximum of 50 Participants

Please follow all Provincial Health Guidelines: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions


Our Winter Season 2022/23 Mentorship Program is now closed for applications (Mentor and Mentee).

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Upcoming Trips & Events
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