| Shilo, Manitoba
| CFB Shilo, Manitoba
As one of the largest employers in southwestern Manitoba, CFB Shilo has a substantial economic impact on the local economy, including the nearby city of Brandon. Manitoba. CFB Shilo has been the site of military activity in the southwest Manitoba region since 1910. Located 35 km east of Brandon, CFB Shilo is home to 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, both units are part of 1st Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
CFB Shilo remains a strategically important training base in Western Canada. The training area is well suited to train the multipurpose combat forces required to fulfill the mandate of the Department of National Defense ( DND ). The unique nature of the area has been recognized for more than a century with Camp Hughes being once home to 30,000 troops who trained for deployment to France and Belgium in 1915 and 1916, during the great war. With the current population of about 1700 people the Base has approximately 600 homes, operates its own sewer and water system and provides fire and ambulance services to Base residents and neighboring communities. There is also a pool, track, full gym, bowling alley and more.
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