4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group

Who We Are

4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4 CRPG) is responsible for Canada’s four western provinces and reports to the 3rd Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div).

It provides patrols for national-security and public-safety missions in sparsely populated, coastal and isolated areas of Western Canada that cannot be conveniently or economically covered by other parts of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canadian Rangers of 4 CRPG have been instrumental in the past in helping the RCMP and local enforcement officials by

  • patrolling the West Coast and waters of Canada;
  • watching for illegal immigrants in Canada's waters;
  • conducting many search and rescue (SAR) operations; and
  • assisting in community evacuations.

Join Our Team

Contact the Canadian Ranger Sergeant in your community. Information is located under Contact Us

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Command Team

Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Russ Meades


For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia
V9A 7N2
Phone: 1-877-299-8811

Media Stories

Junior Canadian Rangers aim high at marksmanship championship - Vancouver Sun - May 18, 2016



Brigadier-General Hetherington

Brigadier-General Hetherington hits the ground running

Brigadier-General Simon C. Hetherington is eager to hit the ground running in his new role at 3rd Canadian Division.
November 3, 2016

Canadian Ranger Robert Catto and Corporal Edward MacDonald

Canadian Rangers take the reins on Exercise CHOKE APPLE

Victoria, British Columbia  — The Canadian Army (CA) may have plenty of high technology and complex vehicles at its disposal, but there will always be situations that demand much simpler approaches to things. As Exercise CHOKE APPLE (Ex CHOKE APPLE) proved recently, sometimes only a horse will do.
October 13, 2016

Junior Canadian Rangers, working in small parties

Summer Camp on Vancouver Island

Summer Camp on Vancouver Island - 4 CRPG Junior Canadian Ranger Company Holds Enhanced Training Sessions
September 7, 2016

National Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger Support Group

Laura’s Coin

Laura’s Coin - Junior Canadian Ranger Recognized for Exceptional Work
September 7, 2016

Warrant Officer Miller supervises a Junior Canadian Ranger

A Cut Above Average

A Cut Above Average - Junior Canadian Rangers Learn Chainsaw Skills during Advanced Course
September 7, 2016

LCol Russ Meades, BGen Wayne Eyre, and LCol Tim Byers sign Change of Command certificates

4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Change of Command

4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group - A Legacy of Standing Watch in Western Canada
August 9, 2016

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