Serving The Bulkley Valley & Beyond

—  24hours a day / 365 Days a Year / Alway Free —


– Give back to the community and help those in need –

Support Us

– 100% volunteer run, we rely on the community to sustain our operations – 

BVSAR is a volunteer-based search and rescue team. Currently BVSAR has 35 operational members, 16 members in training, and three support members. The team assists police with searching for lost recreationalists and helps accessing and transporting injured people when specialized skills or equipment are required.

24 / 7 / 365

Always available, and always free. From swiftwater rescue to advanced first aid and winter response.

Our Services

40+ Volunteers

Our trained, volunteer, community-based team is passionate and dedicated to help those in need.

Who We Are


SAR teams in BC respond to over 1,300 calls per year province wide, from Swiftwater Rescue to Winter Response.



Through education and public awareness, BVSAR works to lower the numbers of callouts every year.

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If you need SAR assistance please call 911 and ask for police.  SAR can not be deployed by contacting us directly.


Our services are always free and you will remain anonymous

Are You Prepared?

– The Three T’s – 

Trip Planning

Fill out this online trip plan before leaving home, or download the Trip Plan app.

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It’s your responsibility to be prepared.  Hone your skills to be prepared for the unexpected.

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Take The Essentials

From compass and mapt to first aid basics and whistles, your guide to pack.

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Support BVSAR

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