Do Your PAL in BC
Instructed by Charles Mercanti
Join EatWild for a hunter oriented firearms training course. Our PAL course is designed to ensure new hunters can build the confidence, knowledge and skills to safely and effectively use firearms.
CFSC is an introductory firearm safety course intended for all new firearms users and as a prerequisite for obtaining a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) for Non-restricted firearms. This course provides students with the knowledge of firearm laws and confidence for safe-handling. Our classes provide a relaxed and friendly class atmosphere where beginners won’t feel intimidated.
This course mainly focuses on firearms which are classed as “Non-Restricted”. This group is comprised mainly of rifles and shotguns that are commonly used for hunting and target shooting.
To ensure that our students meet the full requirements of the Canadian Firearms Program and in accordance our authorization from the RCMP to provide the CFSC, the course consists of 10 hours classroom training time. The course is offered over one long day which includes the exam.
By successfully completing the PAL, and passing both the written and practical tests, participants will be able to:
- Handle Non-Restricted firearms and ammunition safely
- Use, store and transport Non-Restricted firearms and ammunition safely and responsibly
- Apply for a Non-Restricted Firearms Licence (PAL) having received the required “Safety Training Certification”
- Complete their BC Hunter Education Course (CORE) without having to take the CORE Practical Firearms Exam
- Go on to take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)
Upcoming PAL Dates
- This course runs August 26th from 9:00am to 7:00pm (One Sunday)
This course runs August 26th from 9:00am to 7:00pm (One Sunday)This course runs August 26th from 9:00am to 7:00pm (One Sunday)
- This course runs September 9th from 9:00am to 7:00pm (One Sunday)
This course runs September 9th from 9:00am to 7:00pm (One Sunday)This course runs September 9th from 9:00am to 7:00pm (One Sunday)
PAL Vancouver – Registration and Costs
Upcoming dates are listed above. From the schedule you can view availability and register for you preferred course. Keep in mind the course date is the starting date, pay attention to the structure of the course.
Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years and older (RCMP Official FAQ Here). 10 years old can take the course but can’t take the test or apply for their license (just for learning purposes). 10+ can hunt with someone who has a license as long as they are under direct supervision (Details Here).