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West Coast to the Core

...introducing the short-film 'Canucks to the Rescue'.

by Canucks @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

If you hail from BC you have likely witnessed the beauty that is the North Shore mountains, but sadly not many are aware of the dangers they can present if you enter the backcountry unprepared. 


Introducing 'Canucks to the Rescue'

In this 6-minute short-film Canucks Alex Biega, Brendan Gaunce and Derrick Pouliot team up with members of North Shore Rescue to simulate a rescue mission and help raise awareness about the 3 most important things to consider before heading into BC's backcountry.

  1. Ensure that someone knows where you're going and when you expect to return.
  2. Have a thorough and safe trip plan.
  3. Make sure you are properly equipped for the conditions.

Armed with a tracking device Derrick Pouliot is left stranded atop a mountain, entrusting Alex and Brendan to do their part and complete the rescue mission.

Video: Canucks + North Shore Rescue Simulate Rescue Mission

A trek that only takes minutes by air, is all too often taken on-foot by unprepared hikers and outdoor enthusiasts that sometimes require rescuing.

We encourage everyone to stay safe on the west coast, and support your local search and rescue teams.

About North Shore Rescue:

North Shore Rescue consists of approximately 50 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings. NSR performs approximately 130 search & rescue operations annually, with some operations lasting multiple days. NSR is just 1 of 80 SAR groups in BC Each year Search and Rescue groups in BC respond to over 1600 incidents involving over 2100 missing (lost) or injured persons. The 2500 unpaid professional volunteers, located in more than 80 BC communities are available day or night. Together these men and women donate over 100,000 hours of their time on callouts annually, and an astounding 95% subjects were found or rescued within the first 24 hours of a volunteer SAR group being activated.


Special thanks to North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters for their partnership on this project.

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