December 15, 2017 Saving Lives on the Water!


About Us

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a charity that saves lives on the water.  We serve coastal and lake communities in British Columbia, providing year round rescue service and promoting boating safety for children and families.

  • In an average year we assist more than 700 people.
  • We have a network of about 1,000 volunteers.
  • We have 31 Rescue Stations and 3 SAR Prevention Stations.
  • We have more than 60 dedicated search and rescue vessels.
  • We serve some of the busiest waterways and most rugged coastline in the world.
  • We provide boating safety checks for hundreds of recreational boaters each year.
  • Our Kids Don’t Float program provides lifejackets for children at dozens of marinas around B.C.



We sometimes hear complaints of telemarketers soliciting funds for “search and rescue” with the implication that your donation will support marine rescue.

It’s not us.

RCMSAR does not use telemarketers to raise funds. We don’t want to disturb you, and it’s important to us that your donation to go directly to support our volunteers and not be used to pay a telemarketing firm.

If you receive a call from an organization asking for money for search and rescue, we recommend you ask for the organization’s name and charity number. You can also file a complaint to Canada Revenue Agency:

Phone: 1-800-267-2384

Fax: 613-954-8037

Address: Charities Directorate

Canada Revenue Agency

Ottawa, ON

K1A 0L5

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