Canadian Coast Guard - Pacific Region

Safe-Guarding Canadians

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Gordon Reid

The Canadian Coast Guard is a proud national institution which maintains more than 100 multi-tasked operational vessels and helicopters, representing the Government of Canada's largest civilian fleet.

The Canadian Coast Guard, with headquarters in Ottawa, operates from five regions across Canada. Each region is responsible for providing support to maritime safety, environmental protection, the facilitation of maritime commerce, and support to Canada's maritime priorities.

On April 1, 2005, the Canadian Coast Guard became a Special Operating Agency (SOA) within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, making the Coast Guard the largest Special Operating Agency in Canada. The transition to an SOA means that the Canadian Coast Guard will be able to focus on what it does best - provide essential and valuable services to mariners in Canadian waters. By making the Coast Guard an SOA, the Government of Canada has acknowledged the importance and unique status of the Coast Guard.

Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region is the one of the largest regions in the organization. With regional and fleet headquarters in Vancouver and Victoria, the Region is responsible for more than 27,000 km of coastline, throughout Yukon Territory and British Columbia. Pacific Region's staff of more than 1000 work hard to maintain and operate the Region's many vessels, shore stations, helicopters and marine aids.

Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region is organized into four directorates: the Operations Directorate is responsible for the CCG Fleet and Shore Stations; Integrated Business Management Services Directorate provides strategic information, coordination, planning and advice in support of our operations; Integrated Technical Services Directorate maintains CCG's infrastructure and physical assets; and the Maritime Services Directorate is responsible for Aids to Navigation, Environmental Response, Marine Communications and Traffic Services, Search and Rescue, and Waterways Management Services. Together these services help ensure that Canada's waterways are safe, secure and accessible for the benefit of all Canadians.