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3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton

History of Canadian Armed Forces Base, CFB Edmonton Garrison

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The third Canadian Division Support Base, CFB Edmonton is a Canadian Forces base located in Sturgeon County north Edmonton and east of St. Alberta municipality. CFB Edmonton Garrison is also known as the Steele Barracks.

The history of this Canadian Armed force Edmonton Base begins the old Blatchford Field airfield, named after Kenny Blatchford who was a former mayor of Edmonton.


During the First World War, this airfield began operating and became vital to the development of the Canadian north, a staging point for the U.S. defense of Alaska and was heavily used by the U.S. military.


During the Second World War, the Blatchford Field was a training station under the British Commonwealth which formed a Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Training School and used the aerodrome.


Since the Blatchford Field airfield could not be expanded due to the proximity of Edmonton, the United States Government built a new air facility at Namao, a hamlet within Sturgeon County located approximately seven kilometers north of our city limits. It was the namesake of RCAF Station Namao, now CFB Edmonton, which is directly south of the hamlet.


The RCAF Station Namao was used by the United States Strategic Air Command, during the Cold War. It constructed a "Nose Dock" capable of servicing the nose and wings of heavy jet bombers and tankers on the south side of the airfield and also hosted the Edmonton Rescue Coordination Center, and served as home base for United Nations Food Aid flights, delivering much-needed aid third world countries, and was a designated an emergency Space Shuttle landing site by NASA.


When Canada's armed forces were amalgamated in 1968, the RCAF Station Namao was re-designated CFB Edmonton and was under command of the new Air Transport Command. Today, both runways are still visible, but they are no longer in use with the exception of helicopters.


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CFB Edmonton Garrison

CFB Garrison is located in Sturgeon County, bounded by northeast border of Edmonton and covers 2550 hectares of land. The main site is named Steele Barracks after Sir Samuel Steele, an original founding member of the Northwest Mounted Police. 


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The 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton, called CFB Garrison is one of Canada's best Canadian Armed forces Bases and a great place to be posted and offers several facilities and services for its members including...


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  • Arena, Exercise Facility Combat Training to Yoga
  • An arena which features an outdoor and two indoor NHL standard rinks.
  • A hobby shop, home of the Edmonton Garrison Auto Club and Wood Hobby Club.
  • A community center that offers several facilities including a licensed day care, library, and youth center.
  • A memorial equestrian centre that includes a large indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and a 42 stall barn.
  • A large fitness center with multi-functional recreation centers and offers a wide range of programs and services. This facility includes a Cardio/Weight Room, Climbing Wall, Tactical Athlete Room, 4 full size gym courts, 3 pools, squash courts, and an indoor running track.
  • A memorial golf course stretched with championship tees totaling near 7000 yards.
  • The famous Edmonton Garrison curling club facilities where you can bring your friends to enjoy some great food and drinks on our patio during the summer or inside during the winter.
  • Three distinct messes which members and the public can book conferences, private functions, weddings, parties, events, and other activities.

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Common BGRS Real Estate Questions & Answers

When Buying and Selling with IRP Brookfield Global Relocation Program

Question: I have my posting message but I haven't met with my Brookfield representative yet. Can I still list my house?


Answer: If you have received your posting message, the answer is yes! Sellers usually sell their homes at a higher price when they have more time. There is no problem listing or even selling your property before you meet with your Brookfield representative. Contact an approved IRP REALTOR® for more details.


Question: I haven't sold my current house. Can I still go on my House Hunting Trip?


Answer: Maybe. If you are in a position to afford dual house payments, your current home has enough equity or your commanding officer has directed you too due to time factors. YES! If your current home is pending (has a conditional offer), it is best to wait until all of the conditions have been met. IRP Global Brookfield Relocation only pay for your first House Hunting Trip. A second one would be a personal expense.


Question: Can I use any Real Estate Agent to sell my house?


Answer: You can choose any REALTOR® from any Real Estate Company to list your home if they are registered as a 3rd party supplier. If you choose to use a real estate agent who is not familiar with the DND-RCMP Relocation Program, it may end up costing you money that is not allotted in one of your pockets.


Question: How much are and How do I pay for my real estate services?


Answer: All 3rd party suppliers have a written agreement with Brookfield Global Relocation Services outlying their fees which are paid for by Brookfield Global Relocation Services and have agreed to that fee. Each province varies in how much is allotted for a real estate agents fees. If you choose not to use a Real Estate Agent in the Brookfield TPSP directory, who charges a higher rate, the difference will be paid by you personally and this can be several thousand dollars more.


Question: How do I pay for my property inspection and legal fees?


Answer: All 3rd party suppliers including some lawyers and specific property inspectors have a written agreement with Brookfield Global Relocation Services outlying their fees which are paid for by BGRS. If you choose not to use a professional in the Brookfield TPSP directory, who charges a higher rate, the difference will be paid by you personally.


Question: How many homes can I see on my House Hunting Trip(HHT)?


Answer: When buying a property, everyone house shops differently. With our Canadian Armed Forced clients, we will show you as many homes as you like until you find one! Start your house shopping here!

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