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Welcome to Vernon Search and Rescue!

Serving the North Okanagan since 1960.

There are no restrictions on who can become a member, and the group consists of both genders. The only requirement is that each possible member completes the basic training as required by Emergency...

Vernon Search and Rescue Group Society (“Vernon SAR”) is a volunteer organization, which has provided search and rescue services to the North Okanagan region of BC’s interior, and assisted...

Featured Stories & Updates

We share with you a glimpse in the multitude of training, community events and selected tasks that our members engage in.

Ice rescue training and awarness - Know the dangers of ice surfaces

Vernon SAR members training at Kin beach today in ice rescue, safety and awareness. We like to remind the public that ice conditions are variable and venturing out on one of the frozen bays or streams can be can be dangerous.

The Canadian...


Vernon Search and Rescue Helicopter Winch Rescue team on board a BC Air Rescue helicopter located and rescued a snow biker at 7:30 a.m. after the man spent the night outside in the Shuswap backcountry.

The rescue happened five miles...

VSAR conducted Lift Evacuation Training alongside the Silver Star Ski Patrol

Highlight video from our Lift Evacuation Training with the Silver Star Ski Patrol... what an...

Open House 2017 and Recruiting

We invite you to come see us on January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM at 9850 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream. We are recruiting new members and this would be a great opportunity to meet some of us and find out what we are all about. Have a look at the...

Diversified training

Practice and application is an integral part of our training roster. Our training focuses on the techniques we will be using in the field on actual tasks.

A solid platform of established practices that get refined through repetition and...

Our Current Sponsors and Supporters

We thank our featured sponsors and supporters for there continuing contributions!

Support us through a donation we can bring awareness and change to our community and assist people in distress.

Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $20.