CVSAR Recruitment Open House

Come to our Open House on November 28th from 7 -9PM to learn what is involved in becoming a SAR member in BC.


Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue has played a vital role in the Comox Valley for over 40 years and we look forward to many more years of service.

We are a volunteer organization providing a wide range of search and rescue services, including rope and swift water rescue, avalanche rescue, and first aid. Our coverage area ranges from Oyster River in the north to Cook Creek in the south and from Buttle Lake in the west to the Georgia Strait in the east, including Denman and Hornby Islands. We also work closely with other Search and Rescue groups to provide mutual aid to communities across the province.

Our highly committed volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2017, our 60+ members collectively contributed over 12,000 hours to search and rescue operations, educational programs, and community events.

Donate to CV GSAR

Comox Valley GSAR 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.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org! Faire un don maintenant par CanadaHelps.org!

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1 month ago
Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue

Teams are currently out shoreline searching for Mr. Farrand and his kayak. If you have any information regarding Mr.
Farrand or his kayak pictured in the article. Please contact the local ... See more

1 month ago
Missing 75-year-old man with severe dementia found safe not far from where he went missing in Nanaimo on Monday

Awesome outcome from the search in Nanaimo. Well done to all involved!

A missing 75-year-old man with severe dementia has been found safe not far from where he went missing in Lantzville on Monday afternoon. CHEK News reporter Kendall Hanson says Wayne Strilesky walked ... See more

1 month ago
Nanaimo Search and Rescue

Update: Mr. Stilesky has been found, in good health. Great work by all involved!

Comox has members responding to this task. If you have seen Mr. Strilesky, please notify the RCMP.

NSAR was tasked just prior to 16:00 today, our second page of the day, to assist the RCMP for a missing person in the Green Lake/Phantom Road area. Over 20 NSAR members, both of our K9’s, and two ... See more

1 month ago

Another busy weekend for the team:

What is it about 3:00 am in the morning? CVGSAR was activated 3 times over the past weekend, twice in the wee hours of the morning. The first early Saturday ... See more

1 month ago

The team was tasked at 3:30am today to assist 2 hikers that became disoriented on their return hike from Mt. Becher. Their planned return route didn't play out as expected, and by the time they ... See more

1 month ago

Anyone hiking in Strathcona Park, please keep your eyes open for Beira - last seen near the logging roads in the Moat Lake area. Check out the page below for pictures, behaviour traits and contact ... See more

Dog Park

2 months ago
Arrowsmith Search And Rescue

Glad to have been able to assist!

Last week our team was called to locate and evacuate 2 hikers who had slid down a rock embankment on Wesley Ridge. A helicopter hoist was used the the hikers were evacuated safely with the help of ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team was called out last night to assist 2 hikers that became lost in the fog returning to Circlet Lake from Albert Edward. A team hiked in and located the hikers by 4:30am, setup camp, warmed ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Last night the team worked on their rappelling skills at Comox Lake, landing in waiting boats at the bottom. Even the K9s got in on the fun!

2 months ago

The team had 2 calls this past Monday evening. The first was for a broken down boater on Comox Lake, with the sun starting to set. A vessel of opportunity had a tow line on the broken down boat ... See more

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CVSAR Open House Recruitment

Come find out what’s involved in becoming a SAR volunteer in BC by coming to our Open House on November 29th from 7-9pm.  In the mean time check out the “Who We ARE – CVSAR” section below to learn about the great people that make up CVSAR.

Who We Are – CVSAR | Janna R

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reasons and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...