Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - New Brunswick
Canada Travel Guide - New Brunswick

Oromocto

With a population of about 9,000, Oromocto is nestled along the Oromocto and Saint John Rivers. These pristine waterways are among the finest in North America.

Originally a shipbuilding town in the 19th century, Oromocto went into decline after the industry closed and stayed a small hamlet until it was selected as the headquarters for a large military training area, in the early 1950s. The Gagetown Military Camp (Camp Gagetown) opened in 1955 as the largest military reservation in the Commonwealth of Nations at the time.

Designed to be a "model town", Oromocto was considered to be at the forefront of such efforts in Canada, along with locations such as Richmond Hill, Ontario and Nepean, Ontario. Today, Oromocto's entire economy is dominated by CFB Gagetown.

With its location in the Saint John River valley, providing lush vegetation and an attractive waterfront on both rivers, Oromocto is a very attractive town. A small park and marina occupy an area on the Oromocto River waterfront near the "downtown".

 

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Canadian Military Engineers Museum

The CME Museum is home to some 35,000 artefacts that represent the history of all facets of the Canadian Military Engineers.

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Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Military Museum

The collection consists of a large number of weapons, military vehicles, uniforms, photographs and many other military items. There is an emphasis placed on the units that existed around the Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Maritime region.

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