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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 on February 15th, 2014 reached a new milestone of 900 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
Tuesday, October 8th BCMC Social Event
Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm
Geri-Arctics Ellesmere Island Expedition 2019
by Alice Purdy


Under the inspiration and leadership of Chris Cooper, seven seniors (ages 64-74 years) enjoyed 30 days in the unique high arctic environment of southern Ellesmere Island. Polar bears, muskox, icebergs, tough little plants, and building their own airstrip for pickup provided some of the highlights. Alice Purdey, a BCMC member since 1965, will be presenting on this adventure at the October social.


The Social will take place at the Vancouver ANZA Club main floor (corner of 8th Ave and Ontario) on Tuesday, October 8th. The entrance door will open at 7 pm and we will begin the evening at 7:30 PM with an Update from the Executive. Please note: you must be 19+ years old to attend and may be asked to sign-in at the door to ensure we don't exceed 117 people in the hall. Once at capacity we will be forced to turn attendees away. Feel free to grab a drink at the bar before the social starts.

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We'd love to hear from you! If you have recently been on an awesome adventure and you would like to do a presentation at one of our socials, please contact us at socials@bcmc.ca


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Upcoming Trips & Events
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