We are a non-profit society that is funded in part by donations from the public and BC Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Province of British Columbia.

Home of the Saanich Marine Rescue Society. We fund and operate the Royal Canadian Marine SAR-36 vessel based in the Sidney area. Our society supports this vessel with donations from the public and grants received from the Gaming Commission. We value your support and thank you for your valuable contributions.

How Can I Support the Marine Rescue Society

Our Rescue Vessel, electronics, safety and rescue equipment and personal safety gear are all paid for through donations and grants. You can help with your donation!

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What We Do For You

  • Volunteer members of your community
  • Trained in Marine Search And Rescue and Marine Emergency First Aid
  • Respond to Marine Emergencies with fast response vessels in the Southern Gulf Islands and Saanich Inlet 24/7.
  • Promote Safe Boating through education
  • Conduct Safety Courtesy Checks

Want to Join Us?

We are looking for volunteers who live in the surrounding area to join us. It is rewarding and educational work involving like minded individuals. If you wish to chat with one of us please click here to contact us .