Welcome to the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association

 COVID-19 NOTICE
Our Property falls under the Government of BC CLASS ORDER (mass gatherings) re: COVID-19, issued by the BC Provincial Health Officer.

At this point in time, due to the unique circumstances of the size of our property and the number of ranges we have, we are able to keep our facilities open with a few restrictions:

  • Members are required to maintain two meter physical distancing at all times;
  • Multi-Purpose Bays shall each be limited to groups no more than 6 people, or direct family members. Non-family member groups are expected to maintain physical distancing;   you need to consider your social ‘bubble’, and keep it small. 
  • Shotgun skeet shall each be limited to groups of 5 people, or family members.
  • The use of each Trap fields shall be limited to 5 or less shooters. Shooters must be separated by the distance between the stations, and the trap puller is to maintain a two meter distance from the shooters at all times;
  • In the case of the Rifle-Pistol range, every second firing position has been closed.  In addition, people should avoid any collective gathering of individuals at a firing point, other than the persons in your immediate group. ‘Groups’ are limited to 6 people maximum.  Again, physical distancing should be practiced if you are not family members; 
  • Guests of members (i.e. those without a PAL) need to be safely supervised. Family members can accompany members and be instructed on the range, but instruction and introduction of shooting to a new shooter (not directly related to the member) is not permitted due to the distancing requirements. People who are not family members, who drive to the range in separate cars, are required to comply with the physical distancing requirement.   
  • After having most of our courses cancelled for a while, we are now able to hold the Range Orientation and Trap Access courses, albeit with some restrictions.
    • Orientation and Trap Access courses are pre-registration only and class size is to be limited in order to provide physical distancing within the classroom during the course.
    • .   P.A.L. courses are now able to continue, and we also will be able to hold our scheduled CORE course in July.  All courses are subject to limitations on class size, and pre-registration is required to attend.   
  • The Victoria Fish & Game Club is looking at ways to continue with our other training courses. We thank you for your patience while we work through the logistics. 

All members are encouraged to follow “the basics” including:

  • Staying off VFGPA property if you, or anyone you know, are at risk, or have any symptoms of cough, cold, flu, or any of the symptoms of COVID-19;
  • If you do come to the Range Property, please consider bringing hand sanitizer as part of your ‘kit’ for the day.
  • Maintaining good hand hygiene;
  • Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Practicing respiratory etiquette (such as coughing into your sleeve); and
  • Keeping appropriate physical distance.

We should remain aware that this is a very fluid situation.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and respond as required.  We thank all Vancouver Islanders for their effort to date, and encourage everyone to continue the fight until this Virus is beaten into submission. 

For more details, please read our COVID-19 update posts linked below:
COVID-19 Update #1
COVID-19 Update #2
COVID-19 Update #3


Range Information

The Club’s facilities have something for everyone. They are nestled in a forest of Douglas Fir and Arbutus overlooking Saanich Inlet, on Holker Place, at the top of the Malahat.

Please note that all members and day pass users must sign in and sign out at the kiosk near the entrance, and if using the Multi-Purpose Range, sign in and sign out at the Multi-Purpose Range kiosk, also. Non-members must obtain a day pass (available at the Main Kiosk when entering the property, or from the caretaker) to ENTER the facilities. Memberships, targets, ear and eye protection, and information are also available from the caretaker. Everyone using the facilities must be familiar with the VFGPA Range Rules. See the membership tab for more information.

 

 

The facility’s gates are OPEN at 08:30
Shooting can ONLY take place between 09:00 – 19:30
Gates are locked at 20:00 SHARP.
==> You are REQUIRED to Sign Out when you leave. <==
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