Snowfest a Success

The BLBCA participated at this year’s MEC Snowfest in Vancouver on Nov. 18th. Executive Director, Brad Harrison attended the event and presented a well-attended Avalanche Awareness 101 clinic. The clinic provided an intro on avalanche awareness and safety basics. Attendees learned how to recognize avalanche terrain and avoid hazards, test essential survival equipment used in companion rescue, and received tips Read More

Back to the BMFF

It’s almost that time of year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is right around the corner, and the BLBCA will be there! Look for our booth in the Mountain Marketplace from Friday, Nov. 3rd to Sunday, Nov. 5th. Learn about our backcountry lodge network, ask about avalanche awareness, or come for a free sticker! We'll also have a gnarly contest Read More

Dreaming a Life

Dreaming a Life, Boulder Hut. Against much good, solid advice we said, “Why not?” And the choice to follow a dream and not good advice has defined our lives ever since. Read More

BLBCA Holds AGM

The BLBCA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this past week on June 7th - 8th, in Kamloops, BC. Members of the Association gathered for two days packed with industry-related information, updates from both the staff and BOD. Read More

BLBCA at Plaid Goat

The BLBCA is excited to be participating in the Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest this June 23 -25 in Canmore, AB! Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a three-day festival with a buffet of for-fun activities. Read More

Bike to Work & School

2017 Bike to Work & School Week is May 29 to June 4! Bike to Work Week started 23 years ago in Victoria! From humble beginnings it has grown to include more than 52 communities and 37,000 participants BC-wide in 2016 and it continues to grow. Read More

Celebrate Tourism Week

The Backcountry Lodges of British Columbia Association is joining communities, cities and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week—May 28 to June 3, 2017.  Read More

A Unique Opportunity

Ever wondered why every single backcountry lodge has a special feel to it? I’ve visited many of them and am trying to get to more because they are always carefully placed by people who understand a human desire for wilderness. Read More

4 Ways to Experience Summer

4 Ways to Experience BC’s Backcountry Lodges in Summer Explore BC blog March 8, 2017 It’s been an incredible winter season in BC, and before long, the snow will melt and thoughts will shift from winter to summer. That doesn’t mean BC’s backcountry lodges should be forgotten. There are plenty of other ways to experience these alpine retreats in summer. Read More

Drone Used In Search & Rescue

The backcountry community is buzzing after some interesting events in a search and rescue effort at Sun Peaks this past week. For the first time in BC, a drone was used to assist in locating missing skiers and snowboarders. Read More

Join Us: Backcountry 101

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Join BLBCA and True Outdoors for a FREE Backcountry 101 clinic! Whether you’ve already spent long days carving turns in backcountry powder, or you’re just considering venturing out for the first time, Backcountry 101 will have something for everyone. Read More

See You at the BMFF

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We’re at the Banff Mountain Film Festival from Friday, Nov. 4th to Sunday, Nov. 6th. Stop by our booth in the Mountain Marketplace to learn more about our backcountry network, ask a question about avalanche awareness or just to say hi! We'll also have a sweet contest running for your chance to win great backcountry prizing from True Outdoors! Read More

A Peek at Purcell

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It was another gorgeous summer at Purcell Mountain Lodge, filled with long hikes and stunning backcountry. There's over 3,000 acres of rolling alpine meadows, endless fields of wildflowers and countless peaks and ridges, set against a backdrop of tumbling glaciers and alpine vistas. Take a peek at the past summer season Read More

Summer Days at VMT

It was a beauty-filled summer in the backcountry at Valhalla Mountain Touring. In summer, guests can stroll on paths and trails to access flower filled ridges with big mountain views, peaks and alpine lakes. It's perfect for hikers, photographers, wildlife and wildflower viewing.  Read More

Are You Covered?

The backcountry beckons! Perhaps your guests are rock climbing, upgrading skills in a course or hiking the Alpine. As a backcountry enthusiast they’re prepared and probably have several back up plans. Those plans should include travel medical insurance and evacuation coverage. Read More

Naiset Hut Restoration

Mountain history is alive and well at Assiniboine Lodge. Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park is a place of pristine wilderness with its shimmering lakes, glacier clad mountains and flower-filled alpine meadows. Read More

Hiking the Summer Away

Summer is always a beautiful time of year at Selkirk Mountain Experience. Featuring amazing hikes, wildlife, swimming, beautiful sunsets and more, there's something for everyone. Read More

From the Backcountry

It’s been an epic winter in the backcountry and we’ve compiled a look at just how awesome it’s been so far, with this collection of images and info from some of our member lodges. Read More