The Info List - Canadian Forces Base

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A Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Base or CFB (French Base des forces canadiennes or BFC) is a military installation of the Canadian Forces. For a facility to qualify as a Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Base, it must station one or more major units (e.g., army regiments, navy ships, air force wings). Minor installations are named Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Station or CFS (French Station des forces canadiennes or SFC). A Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Station could host a single minor unit (e.g., an early warning radar station). Many of these facilities are now decommissioned for administrative purposes and function as detachments of a larger Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Base nearby.


1 Current

1.1 Canadian Army 1.2 Royal Canadian Navy 1.3 Royal Canadian Air Force 1.4 All services

2 Closed

2.1 Defunct bases 2.2 Defunct stations

3 See also 4 References

Current[edit] Canadian Army[edit] Note: Primary lodger units at Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Bases used by the Canadian Army
Canadian Army
are regiments of the Canadian Army. Alberta:

CFB Edmonton CFB Suffield CFB Wainwright


CFB Shilo

New Brunswick:

CFB Gagetown

Nova Scotia:

Land Forces Atlantic Area Training Centre Aldershot


CFB Kingston CFB Petawawa Land Forces Central Area Training Centre Meaford


CFB Montreal CFB Valcartier

Royal Canadian Navy[edit] Note: Primary lodger units at Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Bases used by the Royal Canadian Navy are individual commissioned ships of the RCN.

CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia CFS St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Royal Canadian Air Force[edit] Note: Primary lodger units at Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
Bases used by the Royal Canadian Air Force are wings of the RCAF. Alberta:

CFB Cold Lake

British Columbia:

CFB Comox


CFB Winnipeg
CFB Winnipeg
(CFAD Dundurn)

Newfoundland and Labrador:

CFB Gander CFB Goose Bay

Nova Scotia:

CFB Greenwood


CFB Kingston CFB North Bay CFB Trenton
CFB Trenton
(CFD Mountain View/CFS Alert)


CFB Bagotville


CFB Moose Jaw

The RCAF supplies aircraft to Canadian Joint Operations Command
Canadian Joint Operations Command
which frequently operate from a chain of "Forward Operating Locations" at various civilian airfields across northern Canada, capable of supporting RCAF operations. CF-18 Hornets, CP-140 Auroras and various transport and search and rescue aircraft periodically deploy to these FOLs for short training exercises, Arctic sovereignty patrols, aid to the civil power, or search and rescue operations. All services[edit]

Department of National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario CFB Borden, Ontario CFS Leitrim, Ontario CFS Alert, Nunavut Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC), Ottawa, Ontario CFNA HQ Whitehorse, Yukon CFNA HQ Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Closed[edit] Defunct bases[edit]

CFB Calgary, Alberta, (portion of property currently hosts ASU Calgary) CFB Chilliwack, British Columbia
British Columbia
(portion of property currently hosts ASU Chilliwack) CFB Winnipeg
CFB Winnipeg
(Kapyong Barracks), Manitoba CFB Chatham, New Brunswick CFB Moncton, New Brunswick, (portion of property currently hosts CFB Gagetown - Detachment Moncton) CFB Cornwallis, Nova Scotia CFB Clinton, Ontario CFB Centralia, Ontario CFB Downsview, Ontario
(portion of property currently hosts ASU Toronto) CFB London (Wolseley Barracks), Ontario
(portion of property currently hosts ASU London) CFB Picton, Ontario CFB Rockcliffe, Ontario CFB Uplands, Ontario CFB Summerside, Prince Edward Island CFB Shearwater, Nova Scotia CFB Penhold, Alberta CFB St. Hubert, Quebec CFB St. Jean, Quebec
(now home to the CF Leadership and Recruit School, a lodger unit of CFB Montreal) CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany CFB Lahr, Germany CFB Portage la Prairie, Manitoba CFB Rivers, Manitoba CFB Gimli, Manitoba

Defunct stations[edit]

CFS Beaverlodge, Alberta CFS Aldergrove, British Columbia CFS Baldy Hughes, British Columbia CFS Holberg, British Columbia CFS Kamloops, British Columbia CFS Ladner, British Columbia CFS Masset, British Columbia
British Columbia
(now a detachment of CFS Leitrim) CFS Beausejour, Manitoba CFS Churchill, Manitoba CFS Flin Flon, Manitoba CFS Gypsumville, Manitoba CFS Coverdale, New Brunswick CFS Renous, New Brunswick CFS St. Margarets, New Brunswick CFS Barrington, Nova Scotia CFS Debert, Nova Scotia CFS Mill Cove, Nova Scotia CFS Newport Corner, Nova Scotia CFS Shelburne, Nova Scotia CFS Sydney, Nova Scotia CFS Gander, Newfoundland CFS Goose Bay, Labrador CFS Frobisher Bay, Nunavut CFS Armstrong, Ontario CFS Carp, Ontario CFS Cobourg, Ontario CFS Falconbridge, Ontario CFS Foymount, Ontario CFS Gloucester, Ontario CFS Inuvik, Northwest Territories CFS Lowther, Ontario CFS Moosonee, Ontario CFS Ramore, Ontario CFS Sioux Lookout, Ontario CFS Chibougamau, Quebec CFS Moisie, Quebec CFS Mont Apica, Quebec CFS Lac St. Denis, Quebec CFS Senneterre, Quebec RCAF Station Parent, Quebec CFS Alsask, Saskatchewan CFS Dana, Saskatchewan CFS Yorkton, Saskatchewan CFS Whitehorse, Yukon CFS Bermuda, Bermuda

The Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
were reduced during the 1990s from a high of 90,000 personnel in the late 1980s to the present force levels. Coinciding with personnel and equipment reductions was the politically controversial decision to close a number of bases and stations which were obsolete or created duplication. A small number of these "closed" facilities have actually continued operating as before; but, because of cost and administrative efficiency—or, in the case of radio and radar facilities, automation—, they have been absorbed into other nearby bases and therefore do not qualify for separate designations. For example, the CF Leadership and Recruit School at St. Jean, Quebec, is now a lodger unit of CFB Montreal, and the former CFS Masset
CFS Masset
is a detachment of CFS Leitrim. Other facilities are now used as training grounds for reserve/militia units. See also[edit]

Canadian Armed Forces portal

List of Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
stations List of Royal Canadian Navy
Royal Canadian Navy


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Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
bases and stations



CFB Borden CFB Edmonton CFB Gagetown CFB Kingston CFB Montreal Garrison Petawawa CFB Shilo CFB St. Hubert CFB Suffield CFB Valcartier CFB Wainwright 5 Cdn Div TC Detachment Aldershot 4 Cdn Div TC


CFB Esquimalt CFB Halifax CFS St. John's

Air Force

CFB Bagotville CFB Borden CFB Cold Lake CFB Comox CFB Gander CFB Goose Bay CFB Greenwood CFB Kingston CFB Moose Jaw CFB North Bay CFB Trenton
CFB Trenton
CFD Mountain View CFB Winnipeg
CFB Winnipeg
CFAD Dundurn

All services

DND Headquarters CFS Alert CFS Leitrim CFNA HQ Whitehorse CFNA HQ Yellowknife



CFB Calgary CFB Baden-Soellingen CFB Chatham CFB Chilliwack ASU Chilliwack CFB Clinton CFB Cornwallis CFB Downsview
CFB Downsview
Denison Armoury CFB Griesbach CFB Lahr CFB London CFB Moncton CFB Ottawa CFB Penhold CFB Picton CFB Portage la Prairie CFB Rivers CFB Rockcliffe CFB Shearwater CFB St. Jean CFB Summerside CFB Toronto CFB Uplands CFB Winnipeg


CFS Aldergrove CFS Alsask CFS Armstrong CFS Baldy Hughes CFS Barrington CFS Beausejour CFS Beaverlodge CFS Bermuda CFS Carp CFS Chibougamau CFS Churchill CFS Cobourg CFS Coverdale CFS Dana CFS Debert CFS Falconbridge CFS Flin Flon CFS Foymount CFS Frobisher Bay CFS Gloucester CFS Gypsumville CFS Holberg CFS Kamloops RCAF Langar, UK CFS Ladner CFS Lac St. Denis CFS Lowther CFS Masset CFS Mill Cove CFS Moisie CFS Mont Apica CFS Moosonee RCAF North Luffenham, UK CFS Newport Corner CFS Ramore CFS Senneterre CFS Shelburne CFS Sioux Lookout CFS Sydney CFS Val-d'Or CFS Whitehorse CFS Yorkton

Temporary bases

Canada Dry One Canada Dry Two Camp Julien Camp Mirage

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