Welcome

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.

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5 days ago
'Life threatening' avalanches possible through much of B.C.'s backcountry | CBC News

Is that snow up on them thar hills?

Everyone is eager to get out and play in the snow, but ensure you know before you go. Go into the backcountry prepared with the right gear and know how.
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Avalanche warnings have been issued for wide swaths of B.C.'s backcountry, after a major dump of snow in parts of the province.

1 week ago
Kamloops Search and Rescue

RIP Taz ๐Ÿพ. Our thoughts are with his handler, SAR team and the search dog community.

We are saddened by the sudden passing of Taz.

As a puppy Taz contracted an infection that led to other illness. After a long period without any symptoms, his illness returned last week.

Taz came ... See more

1 week ago
British Columbia Search and Rescue Association

This holiday season we are offering a special price for our services: $0.00! Ok, it's not much of a special - we never charge for callouts!

Response & Prevention in BC is all FREE. If you get lost, in trouble or hurt and you need BC Search and Rescue, please call your local Police, we will never charge you.

2 weeks ago

As is tradition, our team received a callout last night in the middle of our xmas party ๐Ÿฅด๐ŸŽ….

A person at a different party had gone missing after falling into Comox Lake, so the team responded ... See more

3 weeks ago
Strathcona Provincial Park

Planning a trip to The Forbidden Plateau this winter? Here's a few tips to remember when venturing around the area in the upcoming months. โ„๏ธ

-Mount Washington does an amazing job of clearing ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team was tasked this afternoon to assist BC Ambulance Service with a medivac of a youthful hiker celebrating her 80th birthday with a family hike to Lake Helen McKenzie. The boardwalks are very ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team responded tonight to a report of dog missing in the Browns River at the Medicine Bowls. Earlier in the afternoon 2 dogs ended up in the water at the bowls and while attempting to rescue ... See more

1 month ago
Dozens of volunteers search for missing Nanaimo man

We had members joining numerous other teams on the Island for this search on both Saturday and Sunday. Despite the number of boots (and paws) on the ground, Rick is unfortunately still missing.

72-year-old Rick Larson has been missing since the morning of Oct. 25th when he went for a walk from his home near Haliburton Street

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team was out in force Sunday providing support for the annual Perseverance Trail Run in Cumberland - a great event that we're happy to support every year!

1 month ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

A few pictures from today's task. Snow is in the alpine so make sure you are prepared for all conditions if you're heading into the backcountry.