BCSARA Regions

BCSARA divides the province of BC into twelve regions. A representative is elected from each region to give voice to issues and communicate with SAR groups. Province wide agencies are included in a separate listing.
Provincial
Provincial groups are those that have expertise that is specialized, or aren't regionally based. There are currently five such groups in BC.
Sea to Sky
The Sea to Sky region includes Vancouver, the third largest city in Canada, its outlying regions, the Whistler corridor and the Sunshine Coast. It has eight SAR groups, and includes the BCSARA head office.
Fraser Valley
The Fraser Valley region starts on the border of Surrey, and covers the entire Fraser Valley to the Coquihalla Summit, south to the US border, and north to the Stein Valley. There are six groups in this region.
South Island
There are seven groups in this region extending from Victoria to Ladysmith
North Island
Vancouver Island from Ladysmith north to Cape Scott contains seven groups.
Okanagan Similkameen
There are five groups in this region which covers the Okanagan valley and the Similkameen river from the border with the South Coast/Fraser Valley regions to the edge of the Columbia River.
Thompson Okanagan
The Thompson Okanagan region covers the Northern Okanagan area from Kamloops to Wells Grey Park. There are seven groups in this region.
West Kootenay
There are eight groups in this mountainous region of Southeastern BC
East Kootenay
There are eight groups in this mountainous region of BC that includes the Rocky Mountain Trench and several National Parks extending to the Alberta border.
Bulkley Nechako
There are five SAR groups in this region of BC bounded by the inner coast mountains, and extending to Vanderhoof
Cariboo Chilcotin
From Bella Coola on the coast, to the border of Alberta, this large region has eight SAR groups
Northeast
The Northeast region covers the area from the Mackenzie valley to the Yukon/Nunavut and Alberta borders. There are five SAR groups in this region.
Northwest
The Northwest region covers the area from the Haida Gwaii to the Alaska/Yukon border. There are six groups in this region