Canadian Forces Base Shilo

Unit Information

CFB Shilo Badge

 “Prepared for everything”

Located in southwestern Manitoba, 35 kilometres east of Brandon, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo has been the site of military activity in the region since 1910.

The training area of CFB Shilo covers almost 40,000 hectares, an area approximately 15 km by 30 km. Its mission is to enable success of training, operations and force generation activities by providing premiere training venues and the professional delivery of comprehensive support to lodger units and dependencies.


CFB Shilo is home to First Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1RCHA), and Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI). Both of these units are part of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

The base is also home to a component of the Western Area Training Centre, 742 Signals Squadron Detachment Shilo, and 11 CF Health Services Centre, as well as being the “Home Station” of the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). Other supported units include 26 Field Regiment, RCA Brandon's Reserve Unit and 38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters, located in Winnipeg.


CFB Shilo also provides training facilities for a number of other organizations including the RCMP and Manitoba Corrections. In addition to the many Canadian soldiers who train at Shilo, troops from several foreign countries, including Germany, France, Denmark and the United States, have trained at the base.

Additionally, CFB Shilo supports domestic operations as required. With a current population of approximately 1700 people, the base has approximately 600 private married quarters, operates its own sewer and water system and provides fire and ambulance services to base residents and neighbouring communities.

Commander - Canadian Forces Base Shilo

Lieutenant-Colonel Dave MacIntyre

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Contact Us

  • Canadian Forces Base Shilo
    PO Box 5000 Station Main
    Shilo, Manitoba
    R0K 2A0
  • Public Affairs Officer: Lori Truscott
    Phone: 204-765-3000

Personnel Support Programs

The Canadian Forces Community Gateway is a series of linked websites (one for every base and wing) that provides a common national view of all local base/wing Non-Public Property (NPP) programs and activities including publicly-funded programs delivered through NPP. These are just some of the services available on the Community Gateway site:


Soldier with sword at doorway

CFB Shilo Honoured With Freedom of the City

Shilo, Manitoba – June 10, 2017 Canadian Forces Base Shilo has been granted Freedom of the City of Brandon. The honour was bestowed on the unit during a parade and ceremony this morning at Brandon City Hall.
June 12, 2017

a beef producer serves up steak

ARCHIVED - Canada’s beef producers support military charities

Canada’s beef producers donated over $27,000 to the Military Families Fund (MFF) and Soldier On charities.
May 14, 2015

Soldiers march onto the parade square

ARCHIVED - National Day of Honour - recognizing the sacrifices

Within 3rd Canadian Division, there were parades in Edmonton, Wainwright, Suffield and Calgary, with the entire country observing two minutes of silence at the same time.
May 13, 2014

Military parade

ARCHIVED - National Day of Honour Photos - Western Canada

On May 9th, 2014, decreed as a National Day of Honour, Canada recognized the end of the Afghanistan mission by honouring the valour, strength, and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform.
May 9, 2014

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