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RCMP 150

On May 23, 2023, our proud Canadian institution will mark its 150th anniversary of service to the public and security of our country.

This major historical milestone is a chance to reflect on our storied past and show pride in our RCMP family. It also allows us to consider how we continue on the path to a more modern, inclusive and trusted RCMP.

We serve with honour to keep Canada and Canadians safe from coast-to-coast-to-coast. It's the amazing people, our employees and the communities we serve that keep us filled with pride and purpose.

Join us throughout 2023 as we mark this milestone anniversary across the country.

Follow us on social media to join the conversation, using #RCMP150.

The RCMP has over
658
detachments across Canada.

The RCMP has over:

  • 12,300 vehicles (approximately)
    • 11,900 light duty
    • 55 armoured assets
    • 400 special purpose vehicles
  • 34 aircraft
    • 9 rotary
    • 25 fixed wing
  • 332 marine assets
    • 3 patrol vessels
    • 329 inland water transport

Events

Please note that the list of events will be updated on a regular basis. The updates will reflect additions and/or changes in programming across Canada.

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Musical Ride open house

February 4, 2023 10 am to 3 pm General Ottawa, Ontario

This event is open to the public and allows Canadians a chance to visit the historic stables and meet the riders and their horses.

This event coincides with Winterlude and is also a food drive for the local area Ottawa Food Bank.

Canadian Sunset Ceremonies

From 19 to 21 May 2023 Time to be determined Show Ottawa, Ontario

This colourful event includes performances by special guests, a blessing by an Indigenous Elder, followed by the world-famous Musical Ride. As the sun sets, riders and horses line up for the singing of the national anthem and the ceremonial lowering of the Canadian flag. The event ends with a march past and a formal salute. Don't forget to stay after the show for a chance to meet the riders and horses!

Canadian Sunset Ceremonies

May 23, 2023 Time to be determined Show Ottawa, Ontario

This colourful event includes performances by special guests, a blessing by an Indigenous Elder, followed by the world-famous Musical Ride. As the sun sets, riders and horses line up for the singing of the national anthem and the ceremonial lowering of the Canadian flag. The event ends with a march past and a formal salute. Don't forget to stay after the show for a chance to meet the riders and horses!

One Spirit Unity Run

October 22, 2023 Time to be determined Race Ottawa, Ontario

The One Spirit Unity Run is an RCMP-led effort to generate and encourage positive momentum between the RCMP and Indigenous Peoples across Canada.

The RCMP will be partnering with Run Ottawa and the RCMP Foundation to make the event possible.

The run will highlight the shared history between the RCMP and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

Skidoo trip across Great Slave Lake

Date to be determined Time to be determined General G Division, Northwest Territories

Skidoo trip across Great Slave Lake.

Detachment community barbecue

Date to be determined Time to be determined General V Division, Nunavut

Welcoming the public from our 25 detachments.

Official opening – Pangnirtung Detachment

Date to be determined Time to be determined General V Division, Nunavut

Official opening of the Pangnirtung Detachment.

RCMP Appreciation Day

February 1, 2023 Time to be determined General E Division, British Columbia

RCMP Appreciation Day in Victoria.

Royal Road Race - Organized by the Jaleta Pacers Running Club

May 13, 2023 Time to be determined Race Depot, Saskatchewan

The 10th annual Royal Road Race, hosted by the Jaleta Pacers and the RCMP is being held on Mother’s Day weekend. Held entirely on the RCMP Training Academy in Regina, this fast course has something for everyone with 5k and 10k races, a 5k walk, 5k wheelchair and a 1k Mini-Mountie for children.

Annual Veterans Parade

June 11, 2023 Time to be determined Parade Depot, Saskatchewan

More details to come.

Sunset Ceremonies

July 1, 2023 Time to be determined Show Depot, Saskatchewan

More details to come.

Open house

From 9 to 10 August 2023 Time to be determined General Depot, Saskatchewan

Variation of an Open House at Depot with behind the scenes guided tours.

RCMP National Memorial Service

September 10, 2023 Time to be determined General Depot, Saskatchewan

More details to come.

Obstacle Run

September 23, 2023 Time to be determined Race Depot, Saskatchewan

Obstacle Run on base to include training simulated activities and challenges.

Gopher Attack Marathon

April 30, 2023 Time to be determined Race F Division, Saskatchewan

Organized by the Marathon Matters Running Club with proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There are four race distances, being: Marathon (Boston Qualifier), Half Marathon, 10km and 5km with runners from across Saskatchewan as well as a number from out of province participating.

RCMP Heritage Centre Open House

April 23, 2023 Time to be determined General F Division, Saskatchewan

School events during the day, and public events during the afternoon and early evening.

Musical Ride

From 1 to 31 July 2023 Time to be determined General F Division, Saskatchewan

More details to come.

RCMP Musical Ride performance at James Cree First Nations

July 18, 2023 Time to be determined Show F Division, Saskatchewan

More details to come.

Tour of the Shoal Lake Mounted Police Museum

From 19 to 23 June 2023 Time to be determined General D Division, Manitoba

Tour the museum and meet members of the Yellowhead Detachment.

Musical Ride

August 18, 2023 Time to be determined Show L Division, Prince Edward Island

Musical Ride in Gold Cup Parade with Pipes and Drum and Marching Troop.

Open house in Detachments

Date to be determined Time to be determined General H Division, Nova Scotia

Community barbecues.

Mountie Shop

RCMP150 merchandise is now available online. The RCMP150 merchandise includes embroidered caps, monochrome crest t-shirts, crewnecks, and hoodies in a variety of different colours and sizes.

All proceeds support the RCMP Foundation in which we give back to Canadian communities through charitable campaigns and community initiatives.

Musical Ride

With RCMP150 on the horizon, the Musical Ride is taking its world-famous show across the country.

Don't miss this summer spectacle starring the RCMP Musical Ride. A troop of police officers and their horses delight audiences with a truly spectacular showcase of equestrian skill through formations and cavalry drills set to upbeat music.

Connecting with the communities we serve is the why behind the Musical Ride. The Musical Ride supports front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP in communities in Canada and around the world.

If you're looking for a truly Canadian experience, come see the iconic Musical Ride – it will fill you with pride.

Find out where the Musical Ride will be touring for RCMP150.

RCMP recruitment

There is no other police force in Canada that provides the level of service and variety offered by the RCMP. With over 150 specializations a career with the RCMP is full of opportunity for continued learning and growth.

If you want to make a difference in your community and your country, explore what we have to offer.

We are now offering careers in the following fields:

Modernization in the RCMP

In 2018, the RCMP launched "Vision 150 and Beyond," a modernization plan to build a healthier, more modern, trusted and inclusive RCMP.

Vision 150 will allow the 150th anniversary of the RCMP to be a turning point in our organization. It is a way that we can acknowledge our journey from past to present and our contribution to the story of Canada. It will also provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment and show pride as RCMP employees. Finally, the 150th anniversary will give us the chance to walk with humility and reconciliation by showing tangible action items taken to learn from our experiences. With this, we can walk the path to becoming a more modern, diverse, inclusive and trusted organization.

Learn more about Vision 150 and the RCMP's strategic plan.

History

We've been an iconic Canadian institution since 1873. We're recognized around the world for our policing excellence and the iconic image of the "Mountie" in red serge.

From 300 members in 1873 to over 30,000 police officers and employees now, we have grown and evolved with and for Canadians.

Today, our mandate spans from coast-to-coast-to-coast, serving at the community, provincial, territorial and federal levels. We work to prevent crime, enforce the law, investigate offences and more.

Read more about RCMP history.

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