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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

*VIDEO CONTEST* Do not forget to enter the short video contest now in October!

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Tuesday November 10th BCMC Social Event


Pacific Crest Trail: 3.5 months on the trails, from Canada to Mexico (2650 miles)


BCMC Member: Jesse Listoen


Online @7:00 PM via Zoom

Link to be shared within short

Join us online as we welcome Jesse Listoen, a fellow BCMC member who took on the PCT thru-hike in 2019. Jesse will recount his southbound thru-hike of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges through Washington, Oregon, and California. You'll laugh! You'll cry! But most of all, your feet will hurt. We will wrap up with a Q&A session.

This BCMC Social Event will take place online @7:00 PM via Zoom. Link will be shared within short.

 News: July 9th, 2020 - BCMC Phase 3 Operations

Mountain Lake Hut, and Plummer Hut are now open and can be booked online
Watersprite Lake Cabin remains closed due to COVID 19
**North Creek Cabin is closed due to a bear attack and presence in the area
Watersprite Lake Cabin Emergency Booking Fee has been in increased from $100.00 to $200.00 per person per day

The club will be expanding operations beginning July 9th, 2020 in alignment with the BC Government's Phase 3 strategy. Our guidelines for trip organizers and all participants can be found in the BCMC Covid Phase 3 July Guidelines document.  This includes an increase of maximum group size to 10.

Please consult Government Guidelines and updates on Covid-19 here

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of Canadian Health Agencies

The BCMC Newsletter is back!

2020 Newsletter Volume 1
2020 Newsletter Volume 2
(New) 2020 Newsletter Volume 3 (New)

We want you to write for us! How's your isolation going? 
We'd love to hear about all the ridiculous things you've come up with to pass the time.

If you have content for our upcoming quarterly BCMC newsletters, please submit them to: editor@bcmc.ca

Recent Forum Posts
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Posted by chrisl Posted 25.09.2020 17:22 Category: Notices  Tags: video contest 
BCMC Short Film Contest - The challenge is on!
Posted by KristinaAndrzej Posted 02.06.2020 15:12 Category: Notices  Tags: survey questionnaire 
We want to hear from you! We would like your feedback and perspectives on club operations and what you would like to see in the coming months from the BCMC.
Posted by chrisl Posted 18.04.2020 14:03 Category: eNews  Tags: bcmc 2020 newsletter 
The BCMC Newsletter is back
Posted by chrisl Posted 18.03.2020 13:21 Category: Notices  Tags: covid-19 
All BCMC Trips, Courses and Events Cancelled Until Further Notice
Conservation & Parks Issues
1184 days ago 13 comments Category: Park Huts
The BCMC has been a long standing/founding member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs and BCMC members form a large portion of FMC committees.  However, many of us now have concerns regarding our continued membership in the FMC.  A great deal has transpired in the background, and I believe it is time to involve and inform the broader membership. This journey beg...
1346 days ago 5 comments Category: Park Huts
I led an operation to test the Cypress Resort's defense perimeter around the Howe Sound Crest backcountry access corridor (BAC). Our group of 7 and another group of 4 also known to us arrived at the designated overnight parking at the north end of lot 3B about 6:45 AM. We gained Cypress Bowl Road from Chippendale Road (reached from the 21ST Street entrance off Hi...
Upcoming Trips & Events
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