The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - Infantry Regiment in Vancouver

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Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 604-225 2520, Ext. 2814

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

Wednesday nights 7-10 pm

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Who We Are

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is an Army Reserve infantry regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group garrisoned in Vancouver, B.C. at the Seaforth Armoury.

The Regiment was first established on November 24, 1910 by members of the local Vancouver Scottish community.  These individuals sought to raise a Canadian Highland Regiment in Vancouver in association with the Imperial Seaforth Highlanders of the British Army. 

Over the years the Regiment has experienced a number of changes in its membership and its role within the Canadian Forces.  One thing remains constant though; the soldiers serving with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada continue to do so as a result of their dedication to their community and country. 

Working out of the Seaforth Armoury at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Burrard Street in Vancouver, the Regiment continues to train infantry soldiers and send volunteers to augment Regular Force units in domestic and international operations.In the last 15 years, member of the Seaforth Highlanders have deployed on various missions with the UN and NATO to Egypt, Cyprus, The Golan Heights, Namibia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan.  Members of the Seaforth Highlanders were also involved in providing security during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and fighting the forest fires of 2003.

While their permanent home at 1650 Burrard Street is undergoing renovations, The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada remain actively training and recruiting from their temporary location at Jericho Garrison, 4050 West 4th Avenue.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel P.V. Ursich
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer J. N. O'Connor

Contact Us

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
4050 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6R 1P6
604-225-2580, Ext. 2811


Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

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By the end of the Second World War, the Seaforths had collected a total of 25 battle honours. On the June 1, 1945, the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths, which had spent the war in Home Defence tasks, was mobilized as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada for service in the invasion of Japan. Thankfully, the war came to an end before this invasion was mounted, and this unit was finally demobilized on the 1st of November 1945. When the victorious Seaforths returned home to Vancouver, over 200,000 people turned out to welcome them home, lining the streets from the train station to the Armoury on Burrard Street. Following the war, the Seaforths reverted to peace-time Reserve status, but continued training for civil defence tasks, and the Regiment even provided a rifle company that served with the Highland Brigade in Germany as part of Canada's NATO contribution.

History - Post Second World War

Since the Second World War Seaforth Highlanders have served in every major Canadian overseas mission, both as peacekeepers and warfighters.  Seaforths served in Egypt, Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Namibia, Croatia, and Bosnia.  Today, approximately half of the Regiment’s members have served in Afghanistan and more continue to volunteer for deployments every year.  On November 27, 2010, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were presented with a new stand of colours; an event which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Regiment.  The old colours, with the Regiment since 1962, were replaced with a brand new stand, presented by The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. 

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