A genuine conservationist is one who actively participates in our great outdoors and has a moral mission to conserve its fish and wildlife and their habitat. We at the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association (VFGPA for short) are committed to ensuring the healthy survival and abundance of our fish and wildlife for generations to come.
The VFGPA is a non-profit club, managed and run by member volunteers.
The VFGPA is proud to host and sponsor numerous outdoor sports, from Archery to Sporting Clays, and everything in between!
We boast the best private multi-discipline shooting sports facility in the province, complete with a campground, a fishing pond, and multiple competitions & friendly practices scheduled every week.
You can learn more about the various shooting & outdoor sports we support here: https://vfgpa.org/shooting/
Education & Training
We strongly encourage safe firearm handling and firearm use through education and public awareness.
Some of our popular public courses include:
- PAL Course: Possession & Acquisition License (firearms license)
- CORE Course: Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Education (hunting license)
- Hunting Essentials Course
- Range Safety Officer Course
Furthermore, members of the VFGPA are able to attend monthly range orientations and training courses, which educate members on various shooting sports and help hone their skills.
You can learn more about the courses we offer here: https://vfgpa.org/calendar-of-events/courses-education/
History & Conservation
During the early period of settlement on southern Vancouver Island the abundance of fish and wildlife was abused and overused. Concern for the future of fish and wildlife spread. Immediately after World War I, a group of Victoria citizens, many of whom were returned servicemen, formed an association with the objective of protecting and conserving fish and wildlife.
The Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association (the Club) was incorporated on June 16, 1919. Since that time, the club has petitioned the government in the wise use of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. We continue to support organizations such as the World Fisheries Trust, the Peninsula Streams Society, The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society, the Freshwater Fisheries Society, and BCWF Zone 1 Ungulate Ungulate Enhancement, among others.
You can learn more about our involvement in local conservation here: https://vfgpa.org/conservation/
Membership with the VFGPA grants you access to:
- Club activities and socials
- Shooting ranges and trails
- Camping and fishing in Frog Hollow Campground
- Monthly club newsletter highlighting current issues and activities
- Membership with the BC Wildlife Federation
- $2 million liability insurance to protect you from a third party claim while participating in outdoor activities
All memberships are valid until the end of the year (December 31st).
You can find further details about memberships here: https://vfgpa.org/membership-passes/