Range and Training Area - Thunder Bay Region

The Department of National Defence proposes the construction and operation of a new Range and Training Area to provide a weapons marksmanship and training facility for the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy Reserve personnel located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The proposed parcel of land to be leased is a privately owned former timber land tract located approximately 15 km east of Upsala, Ontario. The establishment of a new Range and Training Area will require the construction of range facilities to support ongoing military training as follows: a small arms practice range with 15 firing lanes for weapons marksmanship training; administration buildings; training facilities such as a rappel tower and urban operations site and a parking lot area.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

March 4, 2013 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued its environmental assessment determination and decided that an environmental assessment of the designated project is not required.



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  • Location

    • Upsala (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Defense and Security
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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