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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.

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

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7 months ago
Mid-Island search and rescue groups help five people in three incidents Monday

CTV Vancouver Island article on yesterday's two rescues by CVGSAR, plus a rescue carried out by Arrowsmith Search And Rescue

Search and rescue groups on the mid-Island had a busy Monday evening assisting five people to safety in three separate incidents.

7 months ago

A busy evening for the team as we responded to back-to-back taskings.

The first task was for a SPOT SOS activation in Strathcona Park. The BC RCMP's Air-8 flew a team to the beacon's coordinates ... See more

7 months ago

We’d like to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the fathers on our team, to the fathers in the background supporting their spouses on the team, and to all the dads that have raised the ... See more

7 months ago
Nanaimo Search and Rescue

Thanks Nanaimo Search and Rescue for hosting another great workshop! Great to work alongside so many talented teams across the island!

This past weekend, NSAR had the privilege of carrying on a long-standing tradition by hosting the islands annual Rope Rescue workshop now fondly dubbed “Sutton South”. Teams from across our ... See more

7 months ago
Trailforks Aids Rescue of Injured Mountain Biker in Penticton, BC - Pinkbike

Trailforks is a very popular App for the mountain biking community, but many may not realize it has a very handy Emergency Info feature, complete with the ability to share your location, call 911 and ... See more

After a rider was injured in the Three Blind Mice area, her riding partners used Trailforks to send rescuers her exact location.

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

It was another busy weekend for the team, starting with a call on Friday to evacuate a local resident that found himself stranded on a sandbar in the estuary when the tide came in.

Saturday and ... See more

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

This past weekend, members of Comox Valley Ground SAR and Campbell River Search and Rescue trained shoulder to shoulder to add a new rescue resource to Vancouver Island.

To enhance the already ... See more

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

The team had fun today in the Cumberland May Days Parade!

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

Been a busy week for the team. 2 local searches, one mutual aid search, and today one stranded boater on Comox Lake.

8 months ago
AdventureSmart | The Trip Plan

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable May long weekend! We'll be in Cumberland on Monday for the May Days parade - come out and say hi!

If you are heading out on the trails to enjoy the best of BC, ... See more

AdventureSmart will help all Canadian families, students, outdoor enthusiasts, and tourists to better understand the risks and hazards while participating in outdoor activities.

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Who We Are – CVSAR

People join CVSAR for various reasons and come from a diverse background.  Take a look at a few of our member profiles below and find out what they do outside of SAR and why they love being apart of SAR in BC.

Who We Are – CVSAR | Paul B

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

Who We Are – CVSAR | Bronwen B

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

Who We Are – CVSAR | Mark L

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

Who We Are – CVSAR |Brad K

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

Who We Are – CVSAR | Cliff U

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

Who We Are – CVSAR |Shelby M

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

Who We Are -CVSAR | Craig F

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

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 those...