Garrison Petawawa

Badge and Motto

CFB Petawawa Badge

 “The soldier's training ground” 


Garrison Petawawa Commander

Colonel J.R.M. Gagné, MSM, CD

Sergeant Major

Garrison Petawawa Sergeant Major

Chief Warrant Officer W.A. Richards, MMM, MSM, CD


Garrison Petawawa Headquarters
Building S-111, 101 Menin Road
P.O. Box 9999, Stn Main
CFB Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 2X3

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (613) 687-5511

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Panoramic view of Garrison Petawawa

Garrison Petawawa is the largest military base in Canada, with numerous support facilities and services.

About the Garrison

As a partner of the Petawawa Community, Garrison Petawawa offers numerous outstanding services and programs to the community. Whether your interests lead you to our beautiful outdoor recreational areas or into our world-class fitness facilities, all residents of the Petawawa area are welcomed to enjoy the advantages that Garrison Petawawa offers.

Elements of the Garrison

Garrison Petawawa provides support services to meet or exceed the requirements of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) and lodger units. This ensures the ability to generate, employ and sustain effective and relevant forces in order to meet Canada's domestic and international defence objectives.

2 Area Support Group was established February 4, 1999 and is made up of operation units and Area Support Units throughout Ontario. The 2 ASG formation includes:

  • Garrison Petawawa
  • Garrison Toronto
  • 2 Area Support Group Signals Squadron

The headquarters was relocated to CFB Petawawa from Toronto in 2006 and was officially stood up on September 28, 2006.

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group can be traced back as far as the Boer War where its units won honours at Paardeberg and Leliefontien. 2 CMBG has participated in a multitude of Operations and taskings. Since 2003, members of 2 CMBG have played a key and instrumental role in Canada's deployment to Afghanistan. 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group will continue its roles in the defence of Canadian soil. Its soldiers will continue to participate in numerous peacekeeping missions around the world and will be available for emergency response missions in Canada.


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Outdoor Splendour

For the outdoor enthusiast, regardless of the season, the options are numerous. The Garrison is located along the Petawawa and Ottawa rivers and adjacent to Algonquin Provincial Park. The beauty of this section of the Ottawa Valley is beyond compare.

During the summer your options include a relaxing round of golf on our eighteen hole course, wandering through numerous outdoor trails, lounging on a beautiful sandy beach, sailing or boating on the Ottawa River from our full service marina, or camping along the banks of the Ottawa River. If fishing is your passion, you will find some great fishing holes throughout the Ottawa River.

Winter temptations include extensive cross country ski trails and a link to the main snowmobile trail in Eastern Ontario. Ice fishing is one more option for you and your family throughout the winter months.


Not only does Garrison Petawawa offer indoor and outdoor resources to the local community, we offer a number of auxiliary services. With over forty recreational clubs varying from Wood Hobby to Auto Fix-It to Gymnastics, all managed by community volunteers; local residents are sure to find something of interest to them. As well, services ranging from recreational programs to fitness and sport services to family resources programs ensure that every age group has access to outstanding support.

The South Side Community Centre offers similar facilities and services to another area of the Petawawa community. The combination of Recreation Services, Family Military Resource Services and Canex shopping make this facility the ideal "one-stop-shopping" building.

Recreational Services

Golf Course and Banquet Hall

Golf Course and Banquet Hall

  • Twin Rivers - 18 Holes

Jubilee Lodge

Jubilee Lodge

  • Boating Facilities/140 Slips
  • Gas/Oil/Septic pump out
  • Used for Cross Country Skiing
  • Banquet Facility
Black Bear Campground

Black Bear Campground

  • 120 Sites (majority with water and hydro)
  • Seasonal and transient camping
  • New By-laws and enforcement
  • Black Bear Beach


  • Beaches - Black Bear and Kiska (Both located along the Ottawa River)
  • Two Recreational Complexes
  • Youth Summer Camps
  • Kids Programs
  • Before and After School Programs
  • Biking and Walking trails - In the Town of Petawawa

Enjoy Your Time With Us

If you would like more information about programs, facilities and services are available at Garrison Petawawa, please contact Recreation Department at (613) 687-2932 to answer all your questions. Welcome to the Petawawa area and we hope that you enjoy your visit. All of the facilities at Garrison Petawawa are open to the Public.

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:

  • Fitness and Sports
  • Messes
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Health Programs
  • Family Services
  • SISIP Financial Services
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