How long is the waiting list to join the club?
Effective May 1, 2013 the club will not be accepting any new applications for membership until further notice. Our waiting list wait time has expanded to 10 years and growing, and this is not considered to be sustainable nor reasonable. Some programs are available to non-members and it is suggested that if interested these may be reviewed in the PROGRAMS section of the web site.
Prospective new members are contacted in order by the date of their application.
Do you rent guns?
No. The club has no facility or license to rent or store firearms.
Do you offer firearms training or instruction?
The club operates a Juniors program for teens and young adults (go to Juniors page). For more information see Juniors under Programs on the main menu.
Does the club offer the PAL or CORE courses?
No, but there are several licensed instructors in the Victoria area. Contact us if you have any difficulty in locating one.
Can members bring guests to the range?
Yes, members can bring guests. There is a fee of $5 per guest. If the guests don't have a PAL they can still shoot, but must be under the direct supervision of a license holder, per the Firearms Act. The number of guests at one time should not be more than can be adequately supervised.
Can I bring my family to the range?
Wives or husbands, and children who are aged 25 years or younger, and living at the same address, can use the range accompanied by the principal membership holder. Family members must pay an annual insurance fee of $10.00 and must be listed on the primary membership card holder’s annual application/renewal form.
Do you have drop in rates for non-members?
The range is generally only available to members and guests; there is no drop in arrangement for the general public except for trap shooting. Anyone is welcome to shoot at our regularly scheduled trap sessions. See Shotgun and Trap under Programs on the main menu for further details. (Note: Individual or informal trap shooting is not permitted at any time.)
I let my membership lapse. Do I have to pay the initiation fee again if I rejoin?
The initiation fee only has to be paid once provided we have a record of your former membership.
What are the range open hours?
The range is open for shooting every day from 8:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Sundays) to sunset except for scheduled maintenance and special events (go to Schedules page).
Can the range be rented?
Yes, a limited number of rental days are available for qualifying organizations. For more details look under Rentals in the main menu of this site (go to Rentals page).
North Saanich Rod & Gun Club - P.O. Box 2043 - Sidney, B.C. - V8L 3S3