Prince George Search and Rescue

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The Prince George Search and Rescue Society (PGSAR) is a registered non-profit organization operating in and around the Prince George region. PGSAR is manned solely by volunteers who respond 24/7, all year round, in all types of weather conditions. Members are unpaid professionals highly trained in wilderness skills and technical rescue.  

We are tasked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Coroner Service of British Columbia, and British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) in a variety of search and rescue functions. As members of a provincial team, we are sometimes asked to assist in other areas of the province as well. 

How we are activated

Prince George Search and Rescue is activated by emergency services. If this is an emergency, please contact 9-11 and they will activate our team as needed.  

Please note there is no cost for search and rescue! You do not need to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing. The sooner they are reported, the sooner we can help! 

For non-emergency contact, please see the contact tab at the top of the webpage.  

The recent snowfall is a wondrous thing for outdoor enthusiasts… but it has also made for “spicy” avalanche conditions across the province. Make sure to carefully follow bulletins from Avalanche Canada North Rockies, and practice with your gear so you can help a buddy immediately. Our avalanche transceiver park (located a short walking distance above the dog trails parking area at Caledonia Nordic ski club) is available for you to practice your transceiver and probe skills at any time. No need for a key… just head out there and follow the instructions! Better signage to come. ... See MoreSee Less
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While we also like to spend time with our families, don’t hesitate to call 911 if you need help this holiday season. Plan your trip, consider and plan for various hazards and situations, leave a good trip plan, and AdventureSmart out there! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Prince George Search and Rescue winter response team had a great day in the mountains on Saturday, with sleds, a side-by-side, skis, and snowshoes. Based out of the Torpy sled cabin they practiced avalanche search and rescue skills including multiple-burial transceiver searches, probe lines, high-speed shovelling operations, and more. We hope the outdoor community takes time to practice these skills as well!Thank you to our 16 members that put in a good solid day of teamwork, and practiced digging out a few stuck sleds! ... See MoreSee Less
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