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

Equipment

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

 

Articles

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

Change of Commanding Officer for Canadian Rangers of the West

Media and the general public are invited to join the officers, soldiers, and Canadian Rangers of 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group as they say farewell to outgoing Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Byers and welcome incoming Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Russ Meades.
June 23, 2016

A group of 17 soldiers dressed in camouflage from Australia and Canada pose for a photo in front of a lake and montains.

Canadian Rangers exchange remote patrol skills with Australian counterparts

Esquimalt, British Columbia  — The 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group hosted 10 members of the Australian Defence Force’s North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) during Exercise NORTHERN LIGHTS from October 10 to 25, 2015.
December 15, 2015

Members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group pictured with their Australian counterparts.

Canadian Rangers receive patrolling tips in Australia’s ‘Top End’

Northern Territory, Australia — Members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4 CRPG) recently participated in an exchange with some of their Australian counterparts in the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), an Army Reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army, visiting the remote Northern Territory. Here, Captain Wade Jones describes the experience: the heat, the beauty and the hospitality.
November 26, 2015

Members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group are pictured outside the North West Mobile Force headquarters.

Canadian Rangers receive a warm Australian welcome

Northern Territory, Australia —Members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group recently participated in an exchange with some of their Australian counterparts in the North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE), an Army Reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army, and visited the remote Northern Territory. This is the journey as experienced by Ranger Lawrence Charnell.
November 25, 2015

Josh Veuillot performs with Leonard and Dallas Dettanikkeaze.

ARCHIVED - Junior Canadian Rangers open first urban patrol

Winnipeg, MB — New JCRs learn leadership, teamwork and survival skills at summer camp.
November 17, 2011

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