What was formerly a long-range early warning radar station operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force is now an abandoned ruin located in the community of Beaver Bank, about a one-hour drive outside of Halifax. Made operational in 1954, the radar unit was operated for about ten years, after which it was used briefly as a cement factory before closing.
The RCAF Beaver Bank Station occupied a unique location in proximity to Canada's largest Atlantic seaport and its biggest naval base, making it an important early warning radar should Soviet forces attack. It wasn’t until the 70’s that the Beaver Bank Station was converted into the Beaver Bank Villa which began producing cement, and later the base headquarters were converted into a nursing home that still stands.
Today there is a massive abandoned concrete warehouse that still stands, a popular spot for local photographers to visit and shoot some awesome pictures. Visitors should be careful and respectful of the site, as it is technically private property and climbing inside the ruins can be dangerous. Watch this video for a tour, and take in the epic shots we've included below!