2290 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps


Welcome to 2290 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, British Columbia Regiment “101 Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles”!

The Cadet Program is a national program funded by the government and sponsors for youths aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities. Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They also learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

Cadets are not members of the Canadian Armed Forces, nor are they expected to join the military. While they are introduced to Canadian Armed Forces and certain traditions, they are also introduced to many other respectable career choices that are available to them.

The BC Regiment has a long history of supporting cadets going back over 100 years to the 101 Vancouver High School Cadet Corps which is remembered in our name as the “101 Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles”.  We are proud to be a member of the extended British Columbia Regiment family.  Having served the community for over 100 years, we are the oldest Army Cadet Corps in Vancouver BC and is currently the largest British Columbia Regiment Cadet Corps.

We parade each Thursday night between 6:00pm and 9:00 pm from September to June at the BCR Drill Hall located at 620 Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver. Those interested in joining cadets please call 604-685-2139 or email 2290army@cadets.gc.ca for recruit orientation.