3rd Canadian Division - Western Canada

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On 27th June 2013, Land Force Western Area was re-designated 3rd Canadian Division.  The Division retains the formations and units of Western Area with 1 Area Support Group becoming 3rd Canadian Division Support Group and Western Area Training Centre becoming 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre. 

3rd Canadian Division is one of four operational commands of the Canadian Army.  This command is responsible for all Canadian Army administration and operations in western Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, Ontario and is headquartered at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton, Alberta.

Under the 3 Cdn Div command are approximately 5,400 Regular Force soldiers, 4,800 Reserve Force soldiers, 1,400 DND civilian employees, and 900 Canadian Rangers.

3rd Canadian Division comprises one Regular Force Mechanized Brigade Group, three Reserve Force Brigade Groups, one Division Support Group, one Division Training Centre, a Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, an Intelligence Company and a Military Police Regiment:

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Command Team

Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Commander:
Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu

Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Douglas Stevens

Division Sergeant-Major:
Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Douglas Stevens

Contact Us

 3rd Canadian Division Headquarters
700 Vimy Ave
Box 10500 Stn Forces
Edmonton, AB
T5J 4J5
780-973-4011 ext 8149
1-877-973-1944

News

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Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.
April 18, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 2018

paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

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Edmonton, Alberta — It’s a common narrative in Army circles. Soldiers get injured, “gut through it” out of pride, loyalty, or fear of career implications.
March 8, 2018

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