Military exercises on Calabogie Ski Hill


Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018

GARRISON PETAWAWA - The public is advised that access to certain areas of Calabogie Ski Hill will be restricted during the live weapons firing portion of the two-week Winter Complex Terrain School course held from 14-26 January, 2018. The areas include the southwest faces of Dickson Mountain (16-17 January) and the southwest face of Mount Saint Patrick (18-19 January).

Sentries will be in position at all entry points to trails leading into the affected areas to prevent unauthorized access.

The Winter Complex Terrain School course is designed to expose the soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), to a series of environmental and climate specific training objectives to ensure high levels of preparedness and readiness to respond to either domestic or foreign missions.

Some of the training objectives include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing and live weapons firing.

In July, 2017, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Petawawa assumed the mantel of Canada’s High Readiness brigade, where it will spend the next year as the Government of Canada’s go-to military formation for any international or domestic missions. 3 RCR, an integral unit with 2 CMBG, uses exercises like this Winter Complex Terrain School course to maintain High Readiness skills in preparation for future operations.