UPDATE: Subject and his dog were able to make their own way out this morning. Both are in good condition. The subject was well prepared and able to care for himself overnight. A true testament to carrying the ten essentials. 

North Shore Rescue is currently searching for a missing snowshoer and his dog on Cypress. The snowshoer was last heard from near the summit of Mount Strachan/Sky Chair. The snowshoer texted his wife at approximately 5pm to say that he and his dog were headed back down to the parking lot from the top of sky chair. Unfortunately, he never made it to his car and his cellphone appears to be off or out of batteries.

We are asking any public who may have seen this snowshoer to call West Vancouver Police with any information at 604-925-7300. Any information that can assist us in establishing a direction of travel or his whereabouts is critical.

General Description:


  • Male
  • Mid to Late 30’s
  • approx 175 lbs
  • Orange Jacket
  • Black Pants
  • Large Blue Backpack


  • Medium sized (approx 40lb)
  • Husky Sheperd Cross
  • Black and Tan colouring

The weather is marginal and conditions are such that time is of the essence. Please share this post widely with your friends/family/acquaintances, and if you or they have seen something, contact the police immediately.