Campbell River Search and Rescue
Campbell River Search and Rescue Society is a group of dedicated volunteers who provide a vital lifeline to those who are lost or injured in the beautiful wilderness of northern Vancouver Island.
BC SAR Groups do not solicit funds by phone
Neither the BCSARA nor the Search and Rescue groups recognized by the Province as part of the Public Safety Lifeline solicit funding by telephone. You can learn more about this policy, and what to do if someone has contacted you by phone claiming to be a SAR group requesting funds here: BCSARA : Telephone Solicitation
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Public safety advisory in place for the river from John Hart Dam to Elk Falls during the migration flows.
Public safety advisory in place for the river from ...
Emergency Support Services, Radio Communications and Animal Response volunteers all sought
Hypothermia can occur when...
❄️ Wearing clothes that aren't warm ...
Pack extra warm layers, fire starter, emergency blanket, food, extra battery pack for your phone (batteries die much quicker in the cold), but even better a satellite communication device. No matter how simple ...
Special Public Avalanche Warning for South Coast and Vancouver Island
Avalanche hazard remains HIGH for the entire island at all elevations. Please visit https://www.islandavalanchebulletin.com/ to review the bulletin.
To review safe winter travel ...
British Columbia's search and rescue teams are fielding a record number of emergency calls as more Canadians head into the wilderness.
Experts are urging all backcountry users to get or upgrade their avalanche skills training after a string of recent fatalities and close ...
Nick Rivers rappelled into the Little Qualicum River to save a man clinging between two waterfalls
Donate to CR SAR
Campbell River Search and Rescue, like other SAR groups in BC relies upon donations and grants in order to maintain our equipment, train our volunteers and keep the lights on.
Is this an emergency?
For emergencies call 9-1-1
If you are concerned about a friend or family member who is missing, overdue, or possibly injured, please call 911. We are only dispatched via the Police, Fire or Ambulance service. They will make the decision to call us. We would rather be called sooner than later; we don’t mind being turned back when the person shows up without incident! Our (Non-Emergency) Phone: 250-923-2500