2013 marks the 71st anniversary of the Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club.
Incorporated July 30 1942 under the BC Societies Act.
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 scaps 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.
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 71 years in 2013 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.
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. 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.
New in 2011, we welcomed affiliation with the West Coast Nordic Association. They are a Nordic sports organization with an emphasis on Youth Biathlon. During the times that the Callahan Winter Sports facilities are not available, you can find these inspired youth at the Club practicing their sport. Further information see the West Coast Nordics website.
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.