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 T. C (Tim) Byers

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

 

Articles

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

A group of six members of the Canadian Rangers dressed in red baseball caps and red hooded sweatshirts lay on the ground and aim long, wood-stocked rifles down a firing range.

Canadian Rangers approve of smaller, more powerful new rifles

Yellowknife, NWT — The Canadian Rangers are welcoming the addition of a smaller, more powerful rifle to their arsenal.
September 28, 2015

Coordinating fire suppression efforts

La Ronge Ranger Patrol

On July 7 the Canadian Rangers were officially called out when Operation LENTUS 15-02 came into effect.  Most of the CRs were already volunteering or working in other official roles which related to emergency measures of some sort. When the official call came out, we immediately establishel a command post in a central area with easy access to the lake and the area of town considered to be in the red zone.
September 1, 2015

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