Howe Sound (including Passage and Bowyer Islands)

The hazards most likely to be encountered in Howe Sound include wildfires, debris flows, rockslides, earthquakes and spills.

Specific Emergency Contacts

To report a wildfire or irresponsible behaviour call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 from a cell phone. Have this information ready.

Rail Emergencies
CN Rail Police 1-800-465-9239, Option 3

Emergencies on the Water
Coast Guard Channel 16 or 1-800-567-5111 (Cellular #727)

Environmental Emergencies (e.g. oil & chemical spills)

Poison Control Centre
604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911

Register for Metro Vancouver's Emergency Notification System


In an emergency, call 911.

Metro Vancouver
24-hour Emergency Response Officer