1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group

The 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG) is responsible for Nunavut Territory, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Atlin, British Columbia, which accounts for about 40 percent of Canada's land mass. 1 CRPG has an establishment of 2000 Canadian Rangers in 61 patrols and more than 1,400 Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) in 44 patrols located in 65 communities across the north. The headquarters is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and reports to 3rd Canadian Division. Canadian Rangers are part time members that are paid when on duty and also receive Equipment Usage Rate for vehicles and equipment they use when participating in approved activities.

Contact the Canadian Ranger Sergeant in your community. Information is located under Contact Us

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Kristian Udesen, MSM, CD
  • Group Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Adam Taylor, CD

1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
PO Box 6666 Station Main
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Phone: 867-873-0700, Ext. 6832
Toll Free: 1-833-673-5068
Fax: 867-873-6805

Soliders on snowmobiles at night

Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT builds readiness and respect

Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik, Northwest Territories — Climate change and technological advancements are two of the main factors making the Arctic increasingly accessible, and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) must be ready for potential safety and security issues as activity in the region increases.
March 8, 2022

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