The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - Infantry Regiment in Vancouver

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Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sgt David Scrivens
Phone: 238- 888-3892

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday nights 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit




  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is Vancouver’s Reserve Infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, As a volunteer reserve force in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Seaforth highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacekeeping efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.

The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.

 The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada have served as volunteer soldiers, supporting Canada in civil defense, in every major Canadian Forces mission overseas, including both WWI and WW2, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan

Over time, tens of thousands of Vancouverites have proudly served as part of Canada’s Seaforth Highlanders, and have continually sought to maintain peace and prosperity.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Ed L. Haverstock, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer John MacKenzie, CD

Contact Us

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
1650 Burrard St,
Vancouver, BC
V6J 3G4
Phone: 604-225 2520, Ext. 2809


Corporal (Retired) Hyacinth Telfer

She listened to her ‘Madda,’ enjoyed 20 years in the Army and 17 as a Defence civilian employee

Ottawa, Ontario — Even Corporal (Retired) Hyacinth Telfer has to admit that her “Madda” did know best after all.
March 21, 2018

Major Karine Thibault, Co-ordinator of Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit St-Jean

An Army of Internet users in Quebec takes part in Exercise YOGA 2018

Montreal, QC — On March 8, 2018, across Quebec, members of the Defence Team and thousands of Internet users took part in Exercise YOGA 2018 – a time for relaxation and well-being. The purpose was to mark International Women’s Day while promoting the importance of physical fitness and mental health.
March 19, 2018

, Ceremonial Guard members stand ready to parade

You could be a part of the Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill

Ottawa, Ontario — If you have ever visited Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa on a summer day, you may have seen the men and women of the Ceremonial Guard (CG) in scarlet uniforms with towering bearskin hats as they marched with precision to the sound of an accompanying military band.
March 15, 2018

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By the end of the Second World War, the Seaforths had collected a total of 25 battle honours. On the June 1, 1945, the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths, which had spent the war in Home Defence tasks, was mobilized as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada for service in the invasion of Japan. Thankfully, the war came to an end before this invasion was mounted, and this unit was finally demobilized on the 1st of November 1945. When the victorious Seaforths returned home to Vancouver, over 200,000 people turned out to welcome them home, lining the streets from the train station to the Armoury on Burrard Street. Following the war, the Seaforths reverted to peace-time Reserve status, but continued training for civil defence tasks, and the Regiment even provided a rifle company that served with the Highland Brigade in Germany as part of Canada's NATO contribution.

History - Post Second World War

Since the Second World War Seaforth Highlanders have served in every major Canadian overseas mission, both as peacekeepers and warfighters.  Seaforths served in Egypt, Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Namibia, Croatia, and Bosnia.  Today, approximately half of the Regiment’s members have served in Afghanistan and more continue to volunteer for deployments every year.  On November 27, 2010, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were presented with a new stand of colours; an event which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Regiment.  The old colours, with the Regiment since 1962, were replaced with a brand new stand, presented by The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. 

More Seaforth Highlanders History.

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