Sidney, B.C. – BCSARA is excited to announce the launch of the Adventure Hub – a new online custom-built platform designed for recreation users in British Columbia.
What is the Adventure Hub?
- A free online custom database for outdoor enthusiasts to explore new possibilities
- Houses more than 450 vetted listings (this will continue to grow over time)
- Offers 24 categories to choose from plus other search options using multiple filters
- Has eight provincial regions to explore as well as an “online only” option
- Convenient, saves time and allows more complete adventure planning from home
- Includes resources and training on how to enjoy the outdoors safely
How to use the hub
No account is necessary and any user can easily browse general categories or refine a search that quickly reveals outdoor opportunities and helpful information for the whole family. Examples of what you’ll find on the hub include:
- Listings across 24 categories, many that are activity-specific
- Connections to outdoor clubs, local knowledge venues, training courses, gear sales and rentals, tourism listings and Indigenous organizations
- Ideas for youth and family activities or weekend getaways
- Videos, webinars, podcasts and popular must-have apps
- Listings for safe play such as weather, avalanche awareness, road conditions and trip planning
- All search and rescue groups across the province (Note: Please do not contact SAR groups directly if you need help. Always call 911 to request help.)
As a reliable ‘one-stop-shop’ for enthusiasts and a free database for outdoor recreation organizations and businesses, the Adventure Hub will be updated regularly and will continue to grow over time. Users are encouraged to bookmark the site and check back before heading out on every new adventure.
Helping the hub grow
Listings are free and any organization with relevance to BC outdoor recreation can request a listing. On every listing (above the map), there are two email options – one for adding or changing a listing and one to report an error. We encourage everyone to suggest listings that should be included.
Feedback is also welcome to improve this new resource so that all users can fully enjoy it. The Adventure Hub can be found at https://bcsara.com/directory-adventurehub/
Media Only Contact Information
BC Search and Rescue Association
Nancy Argyle, Manager of Public Relations and Communications
250-204-0163 / email@example.com
Ground search and rescue (GSAR) in British Columbia is provided solely by highly-trained volunteers. On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these skilled professionals provide their time, dedication and expertise as well as their own personal gear at no cost to the people of B.C. and to the individuals they rescue. BC GSAR groups have never not responded to an activation in the 20-year history of the BCSARA organization. BCSARA is proud to represent the 3,400+ GSAR volunteers in B.C. who make up 78 groups across the province. To donate to support these volunteers, please visit here.
How to request GSAR help
All requests must go through 911 or, if using a satellite phone, through the Emergency Coordination Centre at 1-800-663-3456. Do NOT wait 24 hours to report someone overdue or missing. GSAR groups can only be activated by a requesting agency such as the police, fire or EHS. There is no charge for search and rescue in British Columbia.