Route builders

Information for Bow Valley Route builders.

Here's our support page for local route builders. Below is our info on how to claim reimbursement for hardware retrofits, new route development and how to participate in the annual bulk hardware order.

Bulk Hardware Order

The annual MEC bulk hardware order is open until 4PM, Feb 26, 2021.
All orders and payment must be received by the deadline to be included. No exceptions.

MEC has advised us that the hardware will not be delivered until late May.

Directions: Download the form from the link below and save it to your computer or device. Replace "PUT YOUR NAME IN THE FILE NAME HERE" with your name.
Please note: Enter your quantities in the column "Order Quantity" THESE MUST BE IN MULTIPLES OF THE CSO Buying Multiple. ie. You can order 25, 50 or 75 bolt hangers, but you cannot order 20 or 30.

All other instructions are on the form.
Click to download the form.


Every year TABVAR makes a bulk hardware order and passes those savings directly to participating routebuilders.

New Route Funding Guidelines

TABVAR has been supporting route development in the Bow Valley since 1994. To distribute the funds in the most effective and fair method possible we have developed the following guidelines.
Funding decisions are made annually and typically happen in the fall.

TABVAR Funding Guidelines (click to open)

New Route Submissions & Claims

Submitting new or updated route info.

To submit new route info please review our route info guidelines above.
New routes can be submitted via
the New Route Submission Form This also serves as the claim form.

If you have more than five routes to claim you may find it easier to use the spreadsheet claim form.
Click here to download new route claims spreadsheet.

Sharing to the TABVAR Facebook page is encouraged as well.

Retrofit Guidelines & Claim Form

Our first funding priority is to fund replacement of aged or damaged anchors and route hardware.
Click here to access the Retrofit Claim Form.

Updated Guidelines coming soon.