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

The team was activated last night around 1830 to search for a lost hiker between Circlet Lake and Mt. Albert Edward. The subject had become separated from his party when heavy fog set in, and ... See more

4 days ago

Just as our Family and Friends Open House was scheduled to start, the Team received a page to assist the BC Ambulance Service and Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department for an injured mountain biker in ... See more

1 week ago
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13 members of the team completed their Advanced Wilderness First Aid course this weekend. A great way to build skills and test out just how waterproof your gear really is!

1 week ago
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HERO - An ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting with courage, honour and self-sacrifice.

This week we lost a true Friend, Mentor and Colleague. Ole Edliq passed away earlier ... See more

2 weeks ago
Canada Post

Join us the week of September 10 as we begin our #Salute2Responders, honouring emergency responders for their skills, service and sacrifices. http://ow.ly/KDM330lFYGq

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

CVGSAR was tasked by Comox Valley RCMP to search for a lone male in the Hairtrigger Lake region of Stratchona Park. Witnesses reported the male as disoriented and possibly under the influence or ... See more

3 weeks ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

The team was tasked last tonight to rescue an injured hiker near Hairtrigger Lake in Strathcona Park. The elderly gentleman was hiking alone when he injured himself and was unable to continue. Two ... See more

3 weeks ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

CVGSAR members enjoyed the sunrise this morning from Mt. Jutland.

We received a call late Monday evening of 2 hikers that became lost following the cairns down from Mt. Albert Edward, and missed ... See more

1 month ago
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It's been a busy week for the team.

We were heavily involved over three operational periods in the search for a missing Ahousaht man on Bartlett Island off Tofino including providing planning and ... See more

1 month ago
Glacier View residents take a ride on the river - Comox Valley Record

CVGSAR had a great time on the river on Friday afternoon, escorting a group of Glacier View residents as they checked off an item from their bucket list. Thanks to Blue Toque Sports Swap for ... See more

Ground Search and Rescue guides floaters on Puntledge

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