The Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue • Station 2 in North Vancouver BC is supported by The North Shore Lifeboat Society (NSLS). The Society is a volunteer run non-profit charity.
Created as a registered charity in 1987, in response to a need to have a dedicated marine Search and Rescue presence in the waters of North Vancouver, Port Moody and Indian Arm British Columbia, Canada. We are the fundraising body responsible for the RCMSAR2 presence on the north shore.
The all-volunteer organization is comprised of women and men with vastly varied backgrounds and age, who reside or work in the lower mainland.
What we do:
• own, manage, maintain and operate a million dollars worth of SAR assets including a lifeboat.
• maintain a working agreement with the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue - Pacific Region to crew the rescue vessel, and to support the activities and goals of the Pacific Region.
• actively raise funds to provide the financial requirements to acquire, maintain and operate the RCMSAR Station 2 vessel and it's extensive safety, rescue and electronic equipment.
• pay the vessel operating costs of training the volunteers of RCMSAR2 who crew the vessel.
• seek partnerships with key sponsors that actively support sponsor goals and programs.
About Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue • Station 2 North Vancouver
The North Shore Lifeboat Society is a registered charity and British Columbia Society since 1987.
The Society was initially formed in response to marine incidents, which are inevitable with this level of marine activity and the given environment. Over the years, the Society has been active in directly supporting the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue • Station 2 in North Vancouver.
The North Shore of the lower mainland has a strong marine heritage, in all aspects from shipbuilding to commercial tug operations, and recreational boating.