I would say no as you can't do a course without looking at the snow. Classroom stuff is good and all but you have to dig , look and feel the snow.
If you want a good avie course and a good intro to BC then try a 5 day avie course. Check out the one at U of C. Includes lodging and 3 days of touring in Rodgers Pass. Plus you can write off on taxes.
From site: http://www.calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca/a...e-safety-week/
Six days of intensive instruction in every relevant aspect of avalanche safety, give you an excellent base of knowledge & skills. Each day includes field sessions and morning/evening classes. There are 3 days in the Kananaskis and Banff areas of the Canadian Rockies and 3 days at Rogers Pass in the B.C. Interior Ranges. This enables you to experience a wide range of snow-packs.
The course covers snow-pack evaluation, terrain analysis, decision making, group/team work, winter leadership, self-rescue, as well as the latest concepts in risk management.
Whether you are a recreational skier or a prospective professional, this course is more useful for learning winter leadership than the CAA professional level course.
Includes: instruction, accommodation (5 nights), course book and certificate.
This course meets the National course standards developed by the Canadian Avalanche Association for Avalanche Skills training Level 2
In order to take this course you must be able to ski or ride safely in the backcountry in all snow conditions.