59 Highland Park Drive
505 Turning Stone Crescent
606 Hummingbird Lane
1003 Butler Boulevard
458 Airport Road
65 Oak Avenue
39 Spruce Street
779 Pinegrove Crescent
1 Country Lane
9 Vermont Meadows Street
44 Highland Park Drive
12 Edward St
The Garrison is located in the Ottawa Valley in Renfrew County, 170 kilometres (110 mi) northwest of Ottawa along the western bank of the Ottawa River. Its main gate is North of the town of Petawawa. The majority of the base territory is in the municipality of Laurentian Hills, with portions also in Petawawa and Deep River.
Approximate personnel numbers are as follows:
Canadian Forces personnel: 5,328
DND civilian employees: 936
Canadian Forces dependents: 5,653
Approximately 6,000 people directly connected to the base live in local communities between Deep River and Pembroke.
The Garrison has an extensive infrastructure with 465 buildings and over 300 km2 of property comprising the Petawawa Training Area.
Dundonald Hall is the Garrison’s main fitness facility and is located on Festuburt Boulevard. It houses a 5,000 square metre field house containing a 200-meter indoor running track, a 25-metre swimming pool, a wading pool equipped with a winding water slide, and whirlpool and sauna facilities.
The complex houses a gymnasium, aerobic studio, teen room, preschool play rooms and meeting rooms. The “Rec Plex” is home to numerous clubs and societies on the base such as the Karate Club, Preschool Clubs and the Indoor Rock Climbing Club.
The South Side Community Centre offers similar facilities and services to another area of the Petawawa community. The combination of Recreation Service’s, Military Family Resources Services and Canex shopping make this facility the ideal “one-stop-shopping” building for those on base.
During the summer, recreation options include golf on the base’s 18-hole course, hiking local trails, beaches on local lakes and rivers, a full service marina for sail and power boating on the Ottawa River, or camping along the banks of the Ottawa River.
Winter recreation options include cross country ski trails, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Currently there are approximately 6,100 persons employed at Garrison Petawawa (5,100 of them military) who are included in the units of 2 CMBG, Garrison Petawawa and lodger units. Soldiers at Garrison Petawawa have been involved in many operations throughout the world including tours in Afghanistan and Bosnia.
In 2005, Garrison Petawawa celebrated its first 100 years of service. A number of events were planned in conjunction with units and the local communities to commemorate this special occasion.
New CH-147F Chinook helicopters will be based at Garrison Petawawa when they become operational in 2013.
In 2013 two name changes for the base were announced, one in June and another in September
Garrison Petawawa is the home of the 4th Canadian Division Support Group and 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, which is made up of:
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters & Signal Squadron
2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
The Royal Canadian Dragoons
1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
2 Combat Engineer Regiment
(2 Service Battalion)
The base motto is, in the eastern Anishinaabe language, endazhe kinamandowa chimaganishak (or fully vocalized as endazhi-gikinoo’amawindowaa zhimaaganishag). The literal English translation is “Training Ground of the Soldiers”. The translation used on the base is “Training Ground of the Warriors”.
427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron and 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron are based here and operate their own helipads at Petawawa Heliport.
Source: Wikipedia Canada 2018
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