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;
  • assisting in community evacuations; and
  • providing support to 3rd Canadian Division Operation LENTUS events.

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



Private Joel Daniels of Australia’s North-West Mobile Force

Canadian Rangers train Australian counterparts

Victoria, British Columbia — Ten members of the Australian Army Reserve’s North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) traded their sunhats for toques and traveled to British Columbia for Exercise NORTHERN LIGHTS 2019 (Ex NL19) hosted by the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4CRPG).
February 17, 2020

Canadian Ranger Laurie Charnell of the Ucluelet Canadian Ranger Patrol,

Canadian Rangers teach Enhanced Wilderness Survival

Coal Harbour, British Columbia — For members of 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4 CRPG), operating in austere environments is second nature. Rangers are the Canadian Armed Forces’ eyes and ears in isolated, northern, and coastal communities and know how to effectively work in a variety of conditions to assist with domestic missions, including search and rescue operations.
January 28, 2020

Junior Canadian Ranger climbs up a rock face

Junior Canadian Rangers leadership training shapes tomorrow’s leaders

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia — Thirty-three of the best and brightest senior Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) from across Canada gathered in British Columbia for the JCR National Leaders Enhanced Training Session 2019 (NLETS 19) to learn skills that will last a lifetime.
September 10, 2019

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