Special C.O.R.E. Course price.
West Coast Instruction Canadian Firearms Safety Courses

Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE)

The CORE program is useful for anyone interested in outdoor recreation, wildlife and firearms safety. The successful completion of the program is required for B.C. residents age 14 or over who wish to obtain a B.C. resident hunter number card, and a first B.C. resident hunting licence. The goal of the CORE Program is to ensure that prospective hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical participation in hunting recreation.

From the ages of 10-13 CORE is optional. It will provide a Hunter number that one can use to obtain a hunting license or apply for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) draw. A person 14 years or older who wishes to hunt must first complete their CORE course to hunt in BC.

The CORE Program consists of a practical firearms handling test, and a written examination on all of the following subjects:


Classes are offered:
200-22718 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge BC

Course Fees:
Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education
Course $200 + Tax
Includes 12 hours of instruction over 2 days, and examination fee
Manuals $23 - please purchase at Wanstalls prior to course
22338 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge BC 604-467-9232
We do not offer the opportunity to challenge the CORE course.

Course fees are non-refundable.
You may rebook (once re-booking fee is paid) up to one week prior to class. No rebooking is allowed less than one week prior to the class date.

Successful completion of the practical and written exams will allow you to obtain a graduation certificate required to obtain a personal hunter number card.


*View the CALENDAR to see course dates and times:

PAL Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)

The CFSC was developed to satisfy legislation that states any individual wishing to acquire non-restricted firearms such as rifles and shotguns must take the CFSC and pass the tests (OR challenge and pass the CFSC tests without taking the course) and obtain a firearms license or PAL (Possession and Acquisition License).

Topics covered in the CFSC include:

PAL is available to Canadian residents 18 years of age and older.

The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) focuses on restricted firearms, specifically handguns, to meet Canadian Firearms Act legislation which stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted and /or prohibited firearms must take the CFSC and the CRFSC and pass the tests OR challenge and pass the CFSC and the CRFSC test without taking either course.

Topics covered in the CRFSC include:


Classes are offered:
200-22718 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge BC

Course Fees:
PAL Course - Combined Canadian Firearms Safety Course AND
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course
Course $200 + Tax
Includes 12 hours of instruction over 2 days and examination fee.
Manuals $17 each + Tax
Two manuals are required, one for the non restricted portion of the course and one for the restricted portion of the course.
Please purchase manuals at Wanstalls prior to course.
22338 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge BC 604-467-9232

Course fees are non-refundable.
You may rebook (once re-booking fee is paid) up to one week prior to class. No rebooking is allowed less than one week prior to the class date.

Challenge the PAL Course

Challenges are held on Sundays following the regularly scheduled class. The cost to challenge each portion (non restricted and restricted) is $40 plus Tax.

View the CALENDAR to see course dates and times: