Our Skills

High Angle Rescue

With mountain peaks encompassing the valley, and various other steep terrain, our group is trained to access hard to reach places only accessible by using ropes.

Ground Search & Rescue

The team’s skills start with Ground and Inland Water (lakes & rivers). Skills for effectively finding and rescuing people from deep forests, mountain trails, lake shores, and river banks.

Swiftwater Rescue

The Cowichan, Koksilah and Chemainus Rivers provide lots of potential for trouble. Our members train relentlessly to ensure we can safely effect rescues in these environments.


Adventure Smart

A national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”. AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach to try and reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents.

Hug a Tree and Survive

An AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost.