Advocating for coastal access

In 2022, the BCMT employs several strategies to help protect public coastal access to camping and day use sites. Four strategies are:

  1. Engaging First Nations and advocating for public access to campsites and day use sites.
  2. Promoting the Marine Trail Code of Conduct through public education and social media. The Code is important to demonstrate that we [BCMT] take stewardship and conservation seriously and apply it within our practices.
  3. Emphasizing the Marine Trail safety mandate. This mandate is not meant to regulate distances paddlers travel, but rather to emphasize the need for a reasonable number of campsites and day use sites along the coastline for safe and contiguous travel.
  4. Advocating for recreational access by sitting on government or stakeholder committees or scheduling meetings with the government related to parks.

 

Read our safety mandate.