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.

The nature of search and rescue work in British Columbia seems to be changing. Because of technology, we are doing less actual searching and more responding to calls of help from people who can tell us where they are. But the challenge for us is that we must still stay trained and ready for the next big search.

Campbell River Search and Rescue would not be a fraction of what it is today, without ongoing support from our community. Local government, service clubs, businesses and individuals have contributed enormous resources toward training, equipment and facilities, and for that we are very grateful. Tax deductible donations can be made directly through our website.

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


Meet Nancy Dwyer – We are #CRSAR

WE ARE #CRSAR Search and Rescue works because of a dedicated group of volunteers.   This dedicated group of volunteers...

Swiftwater Rescue on the Campbell River

On the afternoon of July 10th Campbell River Search and Rescue were called into action to assist the RCMP and BC...

Thank you BCSARA!

In 2017 Campbell River Search & Rescue was able to purchase two new trucks and a rescue box...

Connect with us online!

We are #crsar. Meet one of our newest members, Nancy Dwyer. Her positive attitude, willingness to learn and endless energy have made her a great addition to #crsar. Head to our website at read about why Nancy joined SAR.
We are #crsar - Get to know who we are as an organization, why we joined SAR and what we get out of it. Find out what super powers Shiela Fairbank and Pickle have by clicking on the latest post ...
Remember to play safe this long weekend. If you go out in the woods remember your 10 essentials!
#crsar #adventuresmart #tenessentials
Last night members were out practicing hover entry and exits. This skill allows us to safely work with helicopters allowing us to get on location quicker! #crsar #helicoptersafety
On Saturday #crsar was called out to assist BC Ambulance with the transport of a subject from one of the islands off Port McNeill. The subject was carried out safely, and our members were treated to a beautiful view on ...
Busy weekend for #crsar! Members of our mountain rescue team were up Mt. Cain for an intensive 4-day training exercise. Thanks to @islandalpineguides for the fantastic training. More weekend activity updates coming soon.
We were very pleased to host a BC Tracking Association course this weekend. Dedicated members from #crsar, Nanaimo SAR, Comox Valley GSAR and West Coast SAR spent the weekend learning how to follow prints and other sign. It is all ...
#crsar members had a great time today connecting with students at local schools and delivering some preventative info.
Busy weekend! #crsar had member training in wilderness first aid, swiftwater rescue and long-line helicopter rescue. Sound awesome? Our next recruitment drive kicks off in September!
Avalanche training at Mount Seymour today. #crsar #bcsara #avalanchetraining
We had a great couple of days of learning how to travel safer in the mountains! Thank you to @islandalpineguides and Ken Wylie for fun and informative weekend. #crsar #bcsara #knowbeforeyougo #adventuresmart #islandalpineguides
Happy new year from Campbell River Search and Rescue!
A great day of practising avalanche rescues with Arrow Smith Search and Rescue @nanaimosar, Comox Calley Search and Rescue and the RCMP K9 Search team! #bcsara #crsar #avalancherescuedog #avalancherescue #arrowsmithsearchandrescue #practicemakesperfect @bcsarassoc
Some of the members are currently taking the Emergency Vehicle Operations Practical exam. #crsar #bcsara #volunteer

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.

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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