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;
  • 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


Canadian Ranger Frank Ferh

Canadian Rangers support Alberta flood relief operations

Fort Vermilion, Alberta — When spring flooding forced more than 450 Fort Vermilion, Alberta residents from their homes, members of the local Canadian Ranger Patrol answered a request to support relief operations.
June 11, 2020

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

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