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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Default Non 911 emergency numbers?


We bought a SAT phone and I'm trying to put emergency numbers in. In the US the Sat providers have to route 911 calls. In Canada that is not required so you have to program important numbers.

I'm surprised to learn there is no normal number alternative to 911. I know there is a lot of smart stuff going on when you dial 911, but if I get dropped to a call center somewhere that is able to route my call, I would be very happy.

All the police branches show 911 and a non emergency local number.

Any suggestions / hints / tips / pointers?


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The RCMP is in charge of dispatching SAR, so you may as well start by calling them directly. Get the numbers for Squamish / Whistler / Pemberton / Chilliwack / Hope / Wherever you like to hike.
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Here is a list of numbers that I have collected that you might find useful. I do not know if they are all current.

Kananaskis Ranger's Office 403-591-7155
Bow Valley Provincial Park (403) 673-3663
Jasper National Park: Information [email protected] 780-852-6176
Jasper National Park: Sunwapta Warden's Office 780-852-5383
Kanaskis: RCMP (403) 591-7707
Jasper National Park: Wardens Office (780) 852-6155
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Wardens EMERGENCY 403 762 4506
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Other information (403) 762-1550
Jasper National Park: 24 Hours Recorded Message (780) 852-6176
Jasper National Park: Wardens EMERGENCY 1 (877) 852-3100
Canmore: RCMP (403) 674-5516
Icefield Helicopter Tours Inc 403.721.2100
Waterton National Park: Wardens Office (403) 859-5140
Kananaskis Country: Warden (403) 591-7444?
Avalanche Conditions: CAA Recording (800) 667-1105
Alpine Club of Canada: National Office (403) 678-3200
Reservations: Alberta Provincial Parks 1 (877) 537-2757
Weather Report: Golden (250) 344-7500
Travel Alberta 1-800-222-6501
Jasper: RCMP (780) 852-4848
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: 24 Hours Recorded Message 1 (800) 667-1105
Banff National Park: Backcountry Trail Reservations [email protected] 403-292-4401
Peter Lougheed Park (Emergency) (403) 591-7767
Back-country Trail Reservations 403-292-4401
Lake Louise: RCMP (403) 522-3811
Barrier Lake Visitor Info (403) 673-3985
Elbow Valley Visitor Info (403) 949-4261
Banff: RCMP (403) 762-2226
Bugaboos Prov. Park (250) 422-4200
Glacier National Park: Wardens Office (250) 814-5202
Hostelling International - Canada (613) 237-7884
Kootenay National Park [email protected] 250-347-9505
Glacier National Park: Wardens EMERGENCY 1 (877) 852-3100
Weather Report: Banff (403) 762-2088
Jasper National Park: Backcountry Trail Reservations [email protected] 780-852-6177
Spray Lakes Ranger's Office (403) 678-5333
Banff, Yoho, Kootenay: Wardens Office (403) 762-1470
Glacier National Park: 24 Hours Recorded Message (250) 837-6867
Kananaskis Ranger's Office (Emergency) 403-591-7767
Elbow District Ranger's Office 403-949-4261
Avalanche Conditions: Jasper Recording (780) 852-6176
Mt. Robson Prov. Park 250-566-4325
Waterton National Park: Wardens EMERGENCY (403) 859-2636
Yoho National Park: Information [email protected] 250-343-6783
Banff National Park: Information [email protected] 403-762-1550
Avalanche Conditions: Banff Recording 403-762-1460
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Visitor Info (403) 591-6322
Waterton National Park: 24 Hours Recorded Message 1 (800) 667-1105
Reservations: Kananaskis Backcountry (403) 678-3136
Glacier National Park: Other Information (780) 852-6288
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park Visitor Info (403) 678-2400
Weather Report: Jasper (780) 852-3153
Waterton National Park: Information (403) 859-2445
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 10:09 PM
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so what happens if you dial 911 on a sat phone in canada? it goes nowhere? I would have thought it would go somewhere. (maybe the nearest location to where the phone is registered too aka vancouver 911 etc) and could then be forward on once you told them where you were.
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