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Economic Impact:

CFB Shilo:

  • Expends $105 million in salaries and local purchases annually
  • 1400 military personnel
  • 400 civilian employees

CFB Shilo is located 30 kilometers east of Brandon. The Shilo Range and Training Area encompasses approximately 40,000 ha/ 100,000 acres.


Military presence in Southwestern Manitoba dates back to 1910 with the establishment of Sewell Camp located approximately 10 km north of present day Shilo.


Permanent construction in the area we know today as CFB Shilo started in 1932 under a depression-era government relief program. The Army started conducting its first training in 1934 with mounted artillery and machine gun units, followed by infantry units a year later. Although initially used as a summer camp only, starting in 1942 Camp Shilo was in continuous use and became a permanent year-round establishment.


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


At Present CFB Shilo supports domestic operations as required. With a population of approximately 1400 people, the base has approximately 600 residential housing units, operates its own sewer and water system and provides fire and ambulance services to base residents and neighbouring communities. It is estimated approximately 400 military personnel and civilian workers at Shilo live in Brandon and commute.



Units that Call CFB Shilo Home:

The National Artillery Museum of Canada (RCA Museum) is also located at CFB Shilo.


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Recent Federal Investments in CFB Shilo

  • CFHA RHU retrofit $1.25 million - ongoing

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