April 29, 2017 778.352.1780info@rcmsar.com Saving Lives on the Water!

Our History

We are proud to carry on a tradition of volunteer lifeboats on the British Columbia coast.

In 1978, various Canadian volunteer marine search and rescue groups created the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. In British Columbia, the regional association was called the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary – Pacific.

In 2012, CCGA-P changed its name to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.  The new name reflects our distinct identity and avoids confusion with the Canadian Coast Guard.   Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth granted permission to use the title “Royal” based on our philanthropic mission and broad geographic coverage.

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