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Links and Additional Resources

Links are under constant review. If you have any suggestions, please email us. As well, we always appreciate links back to the North Shore Rescue site.

Avalanche Bulletin – essential reading during the winter & spring months from the Canadian Avalanche Association.

Canada West Mountain School – The premier Vancouver mountaineering, and recreational avalanche training agency, led by Brian Jones ACMG, CAA Level II.

West Vancouver Community Foundation 
1310 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 1B5

Trail Peak
An outdoor community site offering hiking and trail information.

Club Tread
An outdoor community site.

North Shore Mountain Bike Association – NSMBA

Talon Helicopters –

Blackcomb Helicopters

Environment Canada – Weather

The Weather Network

BlueShore Financial

Sarinfo contains some interesting stories from the Search and Rescue world as well as solid topics for SAR personnel.

First Aid training – from St Johns Ambulance.

CARDA – the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association.

PEP the Provincial Emergency Program, of which North Shore Rescue is a part. The weekly incident summaries (see menu bar on their site) provide enlightening reading, including summaries of NSR operations.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) – there is a good section on layering your clothing after you select men’s or women’s clothes. Also look for some of the helpful trip checklists on what to bring. Remember to always bring the 10 essentials, outlined on our site as well as their’s. is a new site that has trail information, maps and GPS information and outdoor courses. BC Parks Vancouver region maps and brochures these are often the same maps and brochures you can pick up in printed form if you can find them. North Vancouver RCMP. West Vancouver Police. North Shore Emergency Management Office. Coquitlam Search & Rescue. Surrey Search & Rescue. Central Fraser Valley SAR.