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The Wilderness, Camping, and Firearms: A Passion That Supports Mental Health

The Wilderness, Camping, and Firearms: A Passion That Supports Mental Health

The Wilderness, Camping, and Firearms: A Passion That Supports Mental Health

Camping and spending time in the wilderness is a passion that many Canadians share. There’s something about the peace and quiet of nature that can help us recharge and reconnect with ourselves. But did you know that this passion can also have a positive impact on our mental health?

Free Camping Dark photo and picture

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, spending time in nature can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve our mood, increase our creativity, and boost our overall sense of well-being. And for many Canadians, practising responsible firearm use while camping and enjoying the wilderness is an important part of this passion.

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

At BC Firearms Academy, we believe that firearms safety and education are essential for anyone who wants to enjoy the wilderness with a firearm. Our courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to handle and use firearms safely and responsibly, whether they’re hunting, target shooting, or simply enjoying the great outdoors.

But beyond the safety aspect, there’s something therapeutic about

 practicing firearms skills in the wilderness. The focus and concentration required to shoot accurately can help clear the mind and reduce stress. And the sense of accomplishment that comes from hitting a target or making a clean shot can be incredibly empowering.

“Choose only one master – nature.” – Rembrandt

If you’re interested in combining your passion for the wilderness and firearms with hunting, BC Firearms Academy also offers a BC Hunting Package. This comprehensive course includes everything you need to know to hunt safely and responsibly in British Columbia, from firearms safety and handling to wildlife identification and ethical hunting practices.

Free Camp Outdoor photo and pictureFree Fire Campfire photo and pictureOf course, it’s important to remember that firearms should always be used in a safe and responsible manner, and that means following all applicable laws and regulations. In British Columbia, for example, you need a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) to legally own and use a firearm, and there are strict rules around where and when you can use them.

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” – Frank Borman

But for those who are passionate about camping, the wilderness, and firearms, the rewards can be significant. Not only can it be a fun and enjoyable hobby, but it can also have a positive impact on your mental health and well-being.

So if you’re looking for a new passion or hobby that combines the great outdoors with responsible firearms use, consider checking out BC Firearms Academy. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of beginners and experienced shooters alike, and our instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise.

And who knows? You might just find that your passion for camping, the wilderness, and firearms helps you recharge, reconnect, and improve your mental health along the way.

See What Courses are available

Calendar of Courses

S Sun

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

7 courses,

3 courses,

2 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) SURREY Wed May 1

4 courses,

6 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) SURREY Sat May 4

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Sat May 4

4 courses,

4 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) RICHMOND Mon May 6

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Mon May 6

3 courses,

3 courses,

5 courses,

6 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) SURREY Sat May 11

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Sat May 11

8 courses,

5 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Mon May 13

4 courses,

3 courses,

4 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) SURREY Sat May 18

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Sat May 18

2 courses,

4 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Mon May 20

3 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) SURREY Wed May 22

6 courses,

7 courses,

-

CFSC (PAL) SURREY Sat May 25

-

CFSC (PAL) BURNABY Sat May 25

4 courses,

4 courses,

2 courses,

5 courses,

8 courses,