2015 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club.
Incorporated July 30 1942 under the BC Societies Act. Squamish's oldest club.
We are a private club.
- Members and Guests of Members Only -
Guests must be Accompanied by a Member (Members may take up to 2 guests, but must supervise 1 on 1 when shooting)
We are NOT open to the general public, except for organized Club Shoots - Pistol, 22 Silhouette, Hunter and Trap (prize shoots only), where there is an entry fee to the event.
BEAR ALERT: Bears frequent the club grounds. Please do not leave any food scraps or wrappers at the range in garbage cans or anywhere on the grounds. Even a wrapper can cause a bear to go through a garbage can. Please take all food scraps and wrappers away with you. Please do not approach the bears. They are wild and are dangerous when they feel threatened especially when young bears are involved. Squamish is a Bear Aware community.
A cease fire must called when wildlife is on the range and continue until the range is clear.
Conservation and Recreation
The Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club would like to invite Squamish area residents to join our club. We offer outdoor recreation for virtually 12 months of the year as well as the opportunity to prepare for hunting in a safe and controlled area. Our Club celebrates 73 years in 2015 and is the oldest club in Squamish. Drop in on one of our organized shoots (see the Club Calendar above), and one of our members would be happy to show you around our facilities.
We have active sections for Pistol shooting, 22 Silhouette, Trap and Rifles where you can hone your skills in a safe and friendly environment. In addition, when the organized shoots are not in session, all our ranges are available for member use on an individual basis.
In 2011, we welcomed affiliation with the West Coast Nordic Association. They were a Nordic sports organization with an emphasis on Youth Biathlon. They have evolved into Sea to Sky Nordics, incorporating all of the Nordic groups in the corridor. During the times that the Callahan Winter Sports facilities are not available, you can find these inspired youth at the Club practicing their sport. With the addition of the Squamish Legacy Sports Park next door, we have moved the outdoor archery range to the other side of our club grounds and adding a dedicated biathlon range adjacent to the Legacy Sports Park property. 2015 will see the completion of our new Biathlon Range where some of the Sea to Sky area's brightest Biathletes will train in the spring, summer and fall when the Callahan facilities are not a viable option. The park will feature ski jumping and biathlon training with running tracks and will be operated by Sea to Sky Nordics
Range improvements are ongoing and our new washroom facility should be finished early in the year.
New for 2014, some of our members started a black powder/cowboy action section and put on several shoots through out the year. Typically, these shoots are an all day event, well worth taking in, even as a spectator. To start, we are running a Frontier Firearms Shoot on the second Sunday of the month, featuring 19th Century design rifles with straight wall case cartridges and lead projectiles (limited to 1500 fps).
We also have a very active Archery group which includes fully qualified junior instructors. The local Junior Olympic Archery Program grew out of this support. Some of our archers go on to compete at the BC Winter Games and other competitions.
Other junior groups that use our facilities are the Air Cadets, Army Cadets and Scouts Canada -Squamish. We host and support appropriate portions of the BC Wildlife program such as the Becoming an Outdoor Woman program. We maintain representation on the Squamish Estuary Committee and in Estuary maintenance.
We provide training facilities for a broad range of law enforcement groups including RCMP, West Van Police, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Conservation Officer Service, BC Forest Service, BC Park Rangers and CN Railway Officers.
In the past, as many residents will remember, it was quite OK to drop around to the range and pay a day fee, before heading out to the woods. That is no longer possible as Federal regulations require that we are NOT open to drop-in public access. We are Members Only. Guests must be accompanied by a member. There is a locked gate.
Please check the calendar (top menu) for important dates and information.
Be careful at all times. Keep safety in mind. Look for and read ALL Safety notices posted around the various ranges.