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2290 British Columbia Regiment
(101 Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps


Who Are We?

Dukes! 2290 BCR (101 DCOR) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is a non-profit youth organization. We parade every Thursday night during the school year between 6:00 and 9:00 pm at the Beatty Street Drill Hall located in downtown Vancouver. We pride ourselves on providing every cadet opportunities to develop the core skills needed for their adult life. That is why our program is 100% free. There are no activity fees, no registration cost, no yearly fees, and all our uniforms are provided for free.


HOw to Join?

Click the button below to apply!

Follow the steps given to use the online registration tool. 

Select the unit name: 2290 BCR (DUKE OF CONNAUGHT'S OWN), ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADET CORPS and enter your email, then follow the prompts to complete your application to the best youth program in Canada!

If you have any questions, please email or submit an inquiry using the form under "CONTACT". We are happy to answer all the questions you have.


What We Offer and What You Learn

Physical Fitness

Fitness is a core aspect of the cadet program. 2290 holds multiple sports night throughout a training year. During sports nights, cadets participate in fitness tests and various sports such as dogeball, soccer, handball, and obstacle courses.

In-Person Activities

Cadets are given the opportunity to participate in numerous activities that promote physical fitness, team building, leadership, and having fun in a safe environment. Some of these activities include rock climbing, biking, and various sports.


Leadership and Citizenship

Developing a cadet's leadership ability and citizenship are keys to becoming a successful member of society. Cadets will learn how to mentor other cadets, develop and practice instructional techniques, and participate in citizenship activities like volunteering and learning about Canadian history. Our goal is to develop a cadet into a capable and proud leader.

Field Training Exercises

Most FTXs are weekend overnight activities where cadets learn and practice outdoor skills. FTXs focus on skills such as bushcraft, hiking, navigation, and winter survival. 2290 usually holds three FTXs per year- one in the fall, one in the winter, and one in spring. There are no fees required to participate in an FTX.

Expedition Training

Year 3 and 4 cadets must participate in supplementary expedition training. These weekend expeditions focus on technical biking and canoeing skills, hiking, and developing a cadet's outdoor leadership. Select cadets who perform well on expedition may be given the opportunity to participate in regional expeditions and national expeditions. Very few select cadets are given the rare opportunity to participate in international expeditions to places like South America and Mt Everest


Navigation Skills

When lost without technology, map and compass skills will help you find your way back to civilization. Cadets will learn how to use a compass and how to read and care for maps. Learning map and compass skills will also strengthen a cadet's spacial reasoning ability.

Other Opportunities

Additional non-mandatory opportunities include becoming a member of our biathlon team, marksmanship team, drill team, or flag party. Most teams participate in competitions that range from local to national level competition.


2290 BCR RCACC is a registered Award Center for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program under the BC and Yukon Division, Cadets BC/YK.

Award Leaders and participants meet during optional training nights on Tuesdays between 6PM - 9PM.
Please use the following link to register:
Contact your senior cadets or an officer for more information.






For any inquiries or questions, please email or fill out the following form.

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Beatty Street Drill Hall,

Home of the British Columbia Regiment

620 Beatty Street

Vancouver, BC

V6B 2L9


Training Nights

Training nights are every Thursday during the school year, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

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