On Patrol With The Canadian Rangers

24 Sep


Tulita Ranger, Clayton McCauley, on the shore of Great Bear River


The Canadian Rangers are the rifle-toting, red sweater-wearing civilian militia that are often referred to as “the eyes and ears of the Canadian military”, most notably, in the North. As part of an assignment for Up Here Magazine, I was embedded alongside associate editor, Tim Querengesser, with Tulita’s Ranger patrol group. We camped near the Mackenzie River smack-dab on the Arctic Circle and were given access to follow the Rangers on their annual fall exercise. Our aim was to find out what, exactly, were the Rangers’ role in arctic sovereignty? What we learned surprised us. I’m not going to reveal Tim’s story here – I invite you to pick up our October issue, which will hit newsstands in just over a week. In the meantime, here are some photos from the cutting-room floor. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. -PK


3 Responses to “On Patrol With The Canadian Rangers”

  1. Nigel September 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Really nice series Pat, looks like it would have a really cool time! Did you get to fire off any of those big guns?

    • Pat September 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

      Hey Nigel, thx! Yes it was a pretty cool time and yes, I got to shoot those guns!


  2. padawan January 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    wow, great pics. im thinking of joining the rangers. looks like fun.

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