Updated Range Hours from November 16, 2013 to February 28, 2014

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Also remember that the indoor range is open for rimfire and non-magnum handgun use during regular range hours.

IDPA Shooters are now meeting at 7 PM on Tuesday nights at the indoor range.

November 16, 2013 Canadian Firearms Safety Course

November 17, 2013 Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Call Chuck Mercanti at 250-261-2494 for more information or check out the poster from the previous sessions. The November courses will follow a similar format.


If you are applying for a restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence or an Authorization to Transport a restricted firearm and you are finding a long delay in receiving your documents, it may be because the Firearms Centre does not have proof of your membership to an approved range. Make sure you include a copy of your valid gun club membership when applying for either a PALR or ATT.

Technically you should not have to provide proof of membership to receive a new or renewed PALR, but we know of some cases where processing the application has been held up without providing proof.

Guy and Al Presentation

North Peace Rod and Gun Club president Guy Lahaye presents Al Phillippe with a family lifetime membership for his, and his wife Connie’s, dedicated service as caretakers for the club.

Al and Connie held that job for ten years, which is longer than any other caretakers in the club’s history. The North Peace Rod and Gun Club executive and membership would like to express their sincere appreciation to Al and Connie for their many years of service.

Effective Immediately:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10 AM to 8 PM

Saturdays and Sundays: 9 AM to 7 PM

Wednesdays: Closed

The North Peace Rod and Gun Club has immediate openings for both full-time and part-time caretaker positions at their range facility at Charlie Lake. Successful applicant(s) should have good communication skills, basic repair & maintenance skills, be 19 years of age or older, and must have or be able to acquire a valid firearms PAL , ATV safety, and WHIMS. “Food safe” and “serving it right” tickets are assets. The caretakers are responsible for upkeep of range and club facilities throughout the year and include tasks such as clubhouse scheduling and membership renewals. For more information please contact Guy Lahaye, club president at (250) 785-1442. Submit resumes via email or mail to P.O. Box 6435, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 4H8.

We have received a request Rachel Darvill to help her with collecting information towards completing her masters degree. The following provides some detail of what her project is all about and her request for your help.

Upper-Peace-River-Watershed Survey Image

Map of Project Area

Click image to view a larger version.


My name is Rachel Darvill and I am a Masters student in the Environment and Management program at Royal Roads University. I am conducting a research project in the Peace River region of British Columbia, and I am inviting you to participate in my research project.

I have created a survey and would like you to participate; to take the survey please visit:

The main objective of my research is to compare the use of ecosystem services across interest groups in your region. Ecosystem Services are those benefits that people receive from nature, such as food, water, scenic views, and recreational services. They are necessary for human well-being to persist.  Data collection for this research project will consist of an online survey, followed by mapping sessions, with a select number of participants. The survey will ask participants about their ecosystem service use within the Peace region.

Rod and Gun Club members have been chosen as a prospective participants because of your involvement or interest in the study area. You can choose to participate in either the survey or the mapping component, or both.  If you are interested in participating, please go to the survey link where you can find full details about the survey.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you might have about this research, or about participating in a mapping interview.

Thank you.


Rachel Darvill, BSc, MSc candidate- Environment and Management
PO Box 663, Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
Ph: 250.787.3918

Note that this is an updated posting:

There will be two Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) courses exclusively for kids and women held in April. The cost is $50.

The dates for these courses are as follows:

Course 1 – Week of April 8: April 8, 11, 12, (6PM to 9 PM) and 13 (8AM to 6 PM)

Course 2 – Week of April 15: April 15, 18, 19 (6PM to 9 PM), and 20 (8AM to 6 PM)

For more information call Doug at (250) 261-9895

You can register for either of these courses at Backcountry.






Upcoming Canadian Firearms Safety Course (non-restricted PAL and restricted PALR)

April 6, 2012 PAL 8-10 hours

April 7, 2012 PALR 6-8 hours

See the poster for more details.


The shooting facilities at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club with be fully or partially closed on the following dates because of special events or caretaker holidays:

Date Closure Event
November 11, 2013 Full Closure Remembrance Day
November 23-24, 2013 Indoor Range IPSC
Dec 22, 2013-Jan 2, 2014 Full Closure Christmas Break

Remember the range is now closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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