Prince George Search and Rescue

About UsJoin PG SAR

Please submit your application if you are interested in join PGSAR, but no intake is planned until May of 2023.  At that time we will consider submitted applications for a Ground Search and Rescue course to begin in September 2023.   

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.  

Please heed Avalanche Canada’s warnings - the snowpack is touchy right now. It’s even possible to remote-trigger an avalanche from some distance away, as in this video. This year’s snowpack is going to be challenging for a while… perhaps the rest the season. As more snow comes this could only heighten the danger. Please make conservative choices, have a trip plan, and practice your skills! ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy New Year from PGSAR!The Avalanche Transceiver Park is up and running for the season. Grab your transceiver and probe (leave your shovel at home) and challenge yourself to find single or multiple burials. The park is located by the dog trails parking area at Caledonia Nordic Ski Centre at Otway. No need for any keys this year… it’s accessible by anyone. We encourage sledders, skiers, and snowshoers to practice their skills before heading into the mountains. Thank you to CNSC and OVERhang for your partnerships. ... See MoreSee Less
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