Canadian Forces Bases

Canadian Forces Bases (CFBs) are the homes of the operational and support units of the Canadian Forces. A base must be designated by the Minister of National Defence. Although a base may be an army garrison or an air force wing, it is still defined as a base. There are also Canadian Forces Stations, which are smaller than bases and are operationally oriented, usually without any support capability. Each base or station is responsible to a command, depending on its designation as army, navy or air force. In addition, there are Forward Operating Locations (FOLs), unmanned airstrips in Canada's north which house reserves of aviation fuel for emergency use, and radar sites, minimally manned or unmanned sites stretching across northern Canada.

Commands
National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), Ottawa

Land Force (Ottawa)

Maritime Command (MARCOM), Ottawa

1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD), Winnipeg

Canadian Forces Northern Area Headquarters (CFNAHQ), Yellowknife

British Columbia
19 Wing Comox

CFB Esquimalt (Maritime Pacific [MARPAC] one of two naval bases)

Alberta
4 Wing Cold Lake

CFB Edmonton

CFB Suffield

Saskatchewan
15 Wing Moose Jaw

Manitoba
17 Wing Winnipeg

CFB Shilo

Ontario
1 Wing/CFB Kingston

CFB Petawawa

8 Wing Trenton

CFS Leitrim

16 Wing/CFB Borden

22 Wing North Bay

Québec
3 Wing Bagotville

BFC Montréal

BFC Valcartier

New Brunswick
CFB Gagetown

Nova Scotia
12 Wing Shearwater

CFB Halifax (Maritime Forces Atlantic [MARLANT] one of two naval bases)

14 Wing Greenwood

Newfoundland
5 Wing Goose Bay

CFS St John's

9 Wing Gander

Northwest Territories
CFS Alert

There are 47 unmanned and 36 manned radar sites maintained along the North Warning System (NWS), formerly called the Defence Early Warning (DEW) and Pine Tree lines, across the north from Inuvik to Bagotville. They are supported by 5 Logistics Support sites (LSS).

Canada has two military college campuses, Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) at Kingston, Ont, and Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué. There are reserve units in every major city, and most smaller ones, in Canada. Forwarding Operating Locations are situated in Inuvik, NWT, and Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit, Nunavut.

See alsoARMED FORCES; BORDEN, CANADIAN FORCES BASE.