Following in the footprints of BC's history
Go to huntingbc.ca and do a quick search on there, or post a question asking, they'll be able to tell you who does PAL and CORE courses in your area. As for costs I can't remember off the top of my head but I believe it was about $150 for my restricted and non-restricted then $80 to the gov't for the licence (free renewal every 5 years), and the CORE's usually about $100 - 150 depending on the person doing it and then you send in your paperwork to the BCWF building in Burnaby then go to any ServicesBC gov't building and they issue you your hunters number. You do do either one before the other, CORE is much quicker and the PAL is typically around 2 - 3 months wait depending on the time of year (you can track it online apparently).Any tips about getting firearms license?
I hunted for years under my dad's licence and finally just got far too old to get away with it anymore, used to just borrow the 12 ga or .22 as I needed it. The risk for getting caught isn't worth it, so I got my licences. I've had mine about 4 years now, just never had any use for it before really besides the occasional hunting trip. Even now I don't usually have any firearms with me unless we're going up plinking, hunting, or I'm doing a long distance trip on my own. LR