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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.

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News:  November 9th, 2020 - BCMC COVID Guidelines

In compliance with the current PHO order announced on November 7th
all trips and courses are suspended until November 23, 2020

Please consult the current PHO order here

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



Presentation: Indigenous Use of High Country

By: Rudy Reimer Yumks
Associate Professor, Departments of Archaeology and Indigenous Studies at SFU

Online @7:00 PM via Zoom

Click here to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92014455499

Join us online as we welcome our presenter Rudy Reimer Yumks, Associate Professor, Departments of Archaeology and Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University for a talk about “Indigenous Use of the High Country”. Many people view sub-alpine and alpine areas of British Columbia as remote and difficult to access places. Equally, many do not consider the antiquity of Indigenous peoples use of these mountains areas - even in archaeology.
Rudy’s cultural knowledge, nearly 30 years mountaineering experience and academic research has demonstrated that these mountainous areas have a long history of use for a variety of purposes. This talk will outline the antiquity of the uses of mountainous areas of British Columbia, and discuss the different kind of activities that Indigenous peoples did and still do in these areas. We will wrap up with a Q&A session.

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