Hope Search and Rescue was established in 1963 and is called upon to assist when specialized skills are required or accessibility into backcountry areas is limited.
At Hope Search and Rescue, our mission is to be the first responders in times of crisis, providing expert assistance to those in distress within the beautiful wilderness of Hope, Cascades and Canyons. We are driven by the commitment to preserve life and protect the safety of our residents and visitors
Our area covers the municipality of Hope, stretching from just north of Boston Bar including the Nahatlatch Provincial Park to as far as the US border in the Skagit Valley Provincial Park in the south, and from just past Laidlaw in the west to Allison Pass in Manning Park to the east. The area encompasses a vast amount of backcountry landscapes, including dense forests, technical mountains, and numerous waterways, that draw numerous hikers and rock climbers, kayakers, recreational fishers and boaters.
Hope Search and Rescue is also 1 of 3 SAR teams that do road rescue and auto extrication, with our primary area being the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Britton Creek also known as "The Highway through Hell"