RCM-SAR Station 34 promotes boating safety and provides year-round marine search and rescue services to commercial mariners, recreational boaters and the general public. Our volunteer members are a dedicated group of men and women who provide their time and energy to provide a valuable public service. We train extensively in specialized search and rescue techniques to maintain a level of professionalism that is expected by the communities we serve and partner agencies such as the Canadian Coast Guard, Land Search and Rescue, RCMP, and Ambulance Services.

General Stats for Station 34 – Missions last 12 months
Total Missions
Total Mission Hours
30.43 h
Mission Person Hours
189.00 h
Average Response time
16.38 min
Person hours spent on training
252.00 h
Total training exercises

Station Office
Currently Located at Fisherman’s Wharf in Cowichan Bay – 48° 44.511′ N 123° 37.104′ W

(1699 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC, V0R 1N0)

Area of Operation
Our area of operation is from Cowichan Bay to Saanich Inlet, from Gold Stream Park to Maple Bay and east to Swartz Bay.

Members are trained in all areas specific to providing effective marine search and rescue services. Our training program and associated levels of proficiency take several years to complete and require Transport Canada certification. We often join other RCM-SAR stations and other agencies such as the Canadian Coast Guard for joint training exercises.
rescue boat

We operate a fully refurbished Titan 249T rigid hull inflatable vessel to provide fast responses to marine emergencies. The vessel is fitted with the state of the art marine electronic chart plotters, digital radar, 200 HP Yamaha outboards and accessories, first aid equipment, including AED and oxygen equipment.

Marine SAR
Practicing recoveries