About Us

A MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM BASED IN VANCOUVER.

The team consists of approximately 50 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings. The team provides search and rescue services to:

  • Emergency Management BC (EMBC)
  • RCMP and municipal police services
  • Municipal fire services
  • BC Ambulance Service
  • Other SAR teams in BC and Washington
  • Local and regional governments during civil emergencies

NSR performs approximately 130 search & rescue operations annually, with some operations lasting multiple days. Members participate in different support or rescue categories, depending on individual skills and participation levels. The team mission is:

  • Establish an organization to search for, rescue and assist persons in distress
  • Education
  • Assist other organizations with similar purposes
  • Provide assistance to civil authorities
  • Provide advice and expertise

North Shore Rescue is a volunteer community-based search and rescue team. Its members are from all walks of life but share a common interest in providing an important life-saving service to the public, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

  • OUR HISTORY

    The team was established in 1965, making it one of the oldest SAR teams in Canada. During its history, NSR has often taken the lead in developing techniques and protocols for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. NSR was one of the first BC Search and Rescue (SAR) teams to train in human tracking, use search dogs, establish a dive team, and develop special protocols for treating hypothermia victims.

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  • NOT CHARGING FOR OUR SERVICES

    We do not support charging for rescues primarily due to the risk of a lost or injured person or their family/friends delaying a call for help.

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  • WHEN YOU NEED US

    The North Shore Rescue Team assists the police, fire and ambulance service in search and rescue.

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  • THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

    As a non-for profit organization we rely heavily on the support of our generous sponsors.

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North Shore Alpine Forecast

Monday October 15, 2018 at 09:06 AM UTC
Today

Sunny

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: High 16 °C.

Ridge wind light to 15 km/h.

Freezing level: 3800 metres.

Tuesday

Sunny

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: High 18 °C.

Light ridge wind.

Freezing level: 3900 metres.

Wednesday

Sunny with cloudy periods.

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: Low 15 °C, High 17 °C.

Ridge wind light to 25 km/h.

Freezing level: 3900 metres.

Thursday

A mix of sun and cloud.

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: Low 12 °C, High 16 °C.

Mostly light ridge wind occasionally gusting to 30 km/h.

Freezing level: 3800 metres.

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud.

Precipitation: Nil.

Alpine temperature: Low 11 °C, High 14 °C.

Ridge wind light to 20 km/h.

Freezing level: 4100 metres.