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Vancouver Island Biathlon Club

The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is based in the beautiful nordic ski area of Mount Washington Alpine Resort near Courtenay, BC. Mount Washington has over 55 km of groomed trails that cover a variety of terrain, much of it in, or overlooking spectacular Strathcona Provincial Park. Our club boasts one of the best, fully-automated ranges in British Columbia, with 26 shooting lanes. The club hut, located in close proximity to the range provides a heated place to warm up, watch over the range and spend time with other club members.

The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is not only about promoting and supporting the exhilarating sport of biathlon, but also about bringing the community together through sportsmanship and healthy living. Many of the lessons learned in this sport can carry over to other aspects of life. Teamwork, sacrifice, discipline, hard work, perseverance, striving and success are all experiences that will be encountered in sport and in life.

Programs are offered for ages 9+, with both recreational and competition focuses with low coach to participant ratios for optimum learning and safety. Please check out the Programs section for more details.

The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club also hosts a number of races or other events to promote or support the sport of biathlon on Vancouver Island. Please see the Races and Events sections for more details.

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The Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is growing and has lots to offer for various activities and races throughout the year. Keep checking back to the Events page for updated information throughout the season!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the activities or races below, please contact 

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Programs are offered for ages 9+, with both recreational and competition focuses with low coach to participant ratios for optimum learning and safety. Please check out the Program links below for more details.

***Please note, Discover Biathlon will not be offered for the 2017/18 season.***

Bears Ages 9 - 14
Competitive Youth Ages 13 - 18
Masters Ages 15+
Give It A Shot! All Ages
Group Day Programs All Ages

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We are pleased to announce that the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club is offering 2 winter biathlon races this season. Biathlon offers a great way to stay fit and enjoy a supportive group of people. Stay tuned for more details.

Club Races
#1 February 24, 2018 - Fun Race
#2 March 17, 2018 - Fun Race

Biathlon BC has also announced the 2017/18 BC Cup competition schedule. These races take place across the province and are a great way to meet new people, test your skills, and see what biathlon is all about.

The next schedule BC Cup race will be held in Whistler, February 9-11. Race details can be found here. Registration on Zone4 is now open.

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Membership & Registration

Participation in biathlon at the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club range, either as a participant, coach, official, or volunteer (including parents of minors) requires membership with both the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club, and Biathlon Canada. It is through Biathlon Canada that the liability insurance is provided – this is mandatory for anyone on the range.

Membership rates with Biathlon Canada will depend on your registration category, as either a competitor in the race or recreational classes, official or coach, or volunteer. 

Membership with the Vancouver Island Biathlon Club enables you to register for programs, range use, rifle rentals, courses, or volunteer for events/activities and provides general support for the club. Members receive a 10% discount on their purchases at Mt. Washington Raven Retail store and at Ski Tak Hut.

2017/18 Membership Registration through Zone4
Biathlon Canada
Vancouver Island Biathlon Club

Early Bird Pricing for VIBC program registration ends November 30th.

**** Registration must be completed before using the range ****

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Rifle and Range Policies
Rifle Rentals
Bears / Masters 11 week $50
Competitive Youth / Masters Annual use $100

The rental fee is to be paid at the time of program registration to ensure a rifle assignment.

Our Rifle and Range Policies cover the following topics:
VIBC Range Use Policy
Range Use Requisites for VIBC Members
Range Use Requisites for Cadet Members
Range Use Pass
Range Availability
Notification of Range Use Outside of Registered Program Hours
Notification of Range Use During Registered Program Hours

Follow this link to learn more about the above policies

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Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to know more about the sport of biathlon?

Biathlon is an Olympic winter sport, which combines competitive, free-technique cross-country skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship. Several other competition forms of movement and shooting - such as ski archery, snowshoe Biathlon, running and shooting and mountain bike Biathlon - are also normally included in the general category of Biathlon. The word competition is used in Biathlon instead of race because it is not only a race but a combination of two different competitive activities.

Follow the links below to learn more about the sport of Biathlon. If there's something missing from our FAQs, please e-mail us and we'll add it in. Thanks!

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