The Whistler Search and Rescue (WSAR) Society is a registered non-profit organization in the province of British Columbia. It’s primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and other agencies in a variety of search and rescue functions including civil emergencies, and promotes public education in mountain and wilderness safety. Funding for Whistler SAR is by donation and through annual fundraising events.
Whistler SAR was established in 1973 as a non–profit society and has grown to become a 30+ member volunteer team comprised of highly trained mountain, rope and avalanche rescue personnel. Whistler SAR is on call 24 hours a day and in a typical year responds to over 60 calls annually, many that last for extended times in very hazardous conditions.