CFB Shearwater

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  • Property Number:

  • Custodian:

    National Defence
  • Official Contact:

  • Interest

    Crown Owned
  • Restriction:

    No Restriction
  • Primary Use:

  • Address:

  • Place Name:

  • Municipality:

  • Province/Territory:

    Nova Scotia
  • Federal Electoral District:

    Dartmouth--Cole Harbour
  • Coordinates

    44.634217, -63.507151, Accurate within ± 500m
  • Census Classification

  • Land Area:

    645.2971 ha
  • Building Count:

  • Floor Area:

    299,022 sq. m.
  • Record Created On

    May 29th, 1990
  • Record Last Modified On

    November 9th, 2021


Parcel # Municipality Census Classification Federal Electoral District Land Area (ha) Number of Buildings Floor Area (sq. m.)
00HalifaxRuralDartmouth--Cole Harbour645.2971489299,022
01HalifaxRuralDartmouth--Cole Harbour607.7046489299,022


Structure Number Custodian Structure Name Structure Address Floor Area (sq. m.) Building Occupancy Level
114216National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater3,455Fully Occupied
122660National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater610Fully Occupied
124099National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater235Fully Occupied
124100National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater19Fully Occupied
124101National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater139Fully Occupied
124102National DefenceHangar Low BayShearwater19Fully Occupied
124103National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater19Fully Occupied
124104National DefenceHangar Low BayShearwater19Fully Occupied
124106National DefenceMaintenance Workshop LowBayShearwater15Fully Occupied
124107National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater100Fully Occupied
124108National DefenceMuseumShearwater1,358Fully Occupied
124109National DefenceJunior SchoolShearwater4,664Fully Occupied
124111National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater84Fully Occupied
124112National DefenceMaintenance Workshop LowBayShearwater856Fully Occupied
124115National DefenceStorage LowBayShearwater4,173Fully Occupied
124116National DefenceGuard HouseShearwater297Fully Occupied
124117National DefenceOfficeShearwater297Fully Occupied
124118National DefenceControl TowerShearwater112Fully Occupied
124119National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater206Fully Occupied
124121National DefenceMaintenance Workshop LowBayShearwater224Fully Occupied
124124National DefenceRecreation FacilityShearwater2,570Fully Occupied
124130National DefenceChapelShearwater197Fully Occupied
124131National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater85Fully Occupied
124133National DefenceYouth CentreShearwater215Fully Occupied
124134National DefenceTrainingShearwater223Fully Occupied
124136National DefenceTrainingShearwater1,053Fully Occupied
124137National DefenceGuard HouseShearwater74Fully Occupied
124138National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater82Fully Occupied
124139National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater82Fully Occupied
124383National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater141Fully Occupied
124404National DefenceRecreation FacilityShearwater2,067Fully Occupied
124409National DefenceGuard HouseShearwater733Fully Occupied
124411National DefenceFire HallShearwater33Fully Occupied
124412National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater335Fully Occupied
124457National DefenceShedShearwater403Fully Occupied
124458National DefenceShedShearwater410Fully Occupied
124606National DefenceService StationShearwater251Fully Occupied
124607National DefenceRecreation FacilityShearwater93Fully Occupied
125382National DefenceStorage LowBayShearwater76Fully Occupied
125512National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater98Fully Occupied
125513National DefenceShedShearwater10,744Fully Occupied
125514National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater39Fully Occupied
125917National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater100Fully Occupied
126512National DefenceRecreation FacilityShearwater93Fully Occupied
126843National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater107Fully Occupied
126974National DefenceOfficeShearwater93Fully Occupied
127001National DefenceRecreation FacilityShearwater108Fully Occupied
127020National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater19Fully Occupied
127167National DefenceMaintenance Workshop HighBayShearwater175Fully Occupied
128050National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater603Fully Occupied
128052National DefenceMessShearwater85Fully Occupied
128054National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater1,291Fully Occupied
128056National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater108Fully Occupied
128062National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater15Fully Occupied
128104National DefenceMuseumShearwater107Fully Occupied
129002National DefenceShedShearwater264Fully Occupied
129003National DefenceRecreation FacilityShearwater94Fully Occupied
129210National DefenceProtect ShelterShearwater188Fully Occupied
129364National DefenceOfficeShearwater576Fully Occupied
129555National DefenceIndustrial Plant LightShearwater195Fully Occupied
129556National DefenceIndustrial Plant LightShearwater1,399Fully Occupied
129872National DefenceShedShearwater375Fully Occupied
130032National DefenceAir TerminalShearwater20Fully Occupied
130033National DefenceOfficeShearwater1,607Fully Occupied
130865National DefenceHangar Low BayShearwater10,722Fully Occupied
130866National DefenceHangar Low BayShearwater127Fully Occupied
131137National DefenceOfficeShearwater12,260Fully Occupied
131336National DefenceStorage LowBayShearwater31Fully Occupied
131337National DefenceStorage LowBayShearwater30Fully Occupied
131453National DefenceTrainingShearwater2,701Fully Occupied
133546National DefenceTrainingShearwater26Fully Occupied
133855National DefenceShedShearwater2Fully Occupied
134101National DefenceProtect ShelterShearwater255Fully Occupied
134103National DefenceStorage SpecialShearwater71Fully Occupied
134104National DefenceStorage SpecialShearwater71Fully Occupied
134106National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater261Fully Occupied
134107National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater261Fully Occupied
134108National DefenceStorage LowBayShearwater52Fully Occupied
134109National DefenceMaintenance Workshop LowBayShearwater166Fully Occupied
134110National DefenceStorage LowBayShearwater56Fully Occupied
134111National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater173Fully Occupied
134288National DefenceTrainingShearwater9,320Fully Occupied
134289National DefenceStorage SpecialShearwater71Fully Occupied
134442National DefenceStorage SpecialShearwater363Fully Occupied
134443National DefenceStorage SpecialShearwater88Fully Occupied
134444National DefenceStorage HighBayShearwater152Fully Occupied
134447National DefenceShedShearwater10Fully Occupied
134449National DefenceSnack BarShearwater34Fully Occupied

Heritage Buildings

Structure Number Structure Name Heritage Designation(s) Link to listing on the Directory of Federal Heritage Designations
124109Junior SchoolRecognized Federal Heritage BuildingFormer Hampton Gray Memorial School, Building 14

The relationship between the Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP) and the Directory of Federal Heritage Designations (DFHD) is not one-to-one as some heritage designations are not captured by building but rather by property.

Approximately 85% of the recognized and classified federal heritage buildings listed in the DFHD are matched in the DFRP. Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada and Parks Canada are continuing to work with federal custodians to reconcile the remaining records.

Contaminated Sites

Federal Site IdentifierStatusSite NameHighest Step Completed
00024953SuspectedRoads and Grounds Storage Yard01 - Identify Suspect Sites
02863003ActiveCFB Shearwater (203) - Incinerator/Fill Site (DIPM Site)03 - Initial Testing Program
02863019ActiveCFB Shearwater (219) - Suspect Burn Pit No 2/Coal Storage03 - Initial Testing Program
00024954ActiveGroundwater Recirculation Discharge Station Aerodome (254)03 - Initial Testing Program
00025081Active12 Wing Shearwater PFAS Site-Wide04 - Classify Contaminated Site Using the CCME National Classification System
00024918ActiveShearwater Aircraft Burn Area (Site 252)04 - Classify Contaminated Site Using the CCME National Classification System
00024917ActiveShearwater FFTA (Alpha Taxiway) (Site 250)04 - Classify Contaminated Site Using the CCME National Classification System
00024915ActiveShearwater Former FFTA (North Delta Taxiway) (Site 251)05 - Detailed Testing Program
02863017ActiveShearwater (217) - Engine Run Up Area (DIPM Site)06 - Reclassify the Site Using CCME National Classification System
02863022ActiveShearwater (222A): Former POL (D) & UST (S) at bldg 212 & HY06 - Reclassify the Site Using CCME National Classification System
00024914ActiveShearwater CC-144B Challenger Crash Site (Site 249)06 - Reclassify the Site Using CCME National Classification System
00024913ActiveShearwater Fire Hall Storage Shed (SH40) (Site 253)06 - Reclassify the Site Using CCME National Classification System
02863024ActiveShearwater (224): Canex Garage (132), Former Firehall & UST07 - Develop Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863001ActiveCFB Shearwater (201) - Landfill 6 - Airfield08 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863012ActiveCFB Shearwater (212) - Landfill 208 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863016ActiveCFB Shearwater (216) - Fill Area West of Alpha Taxiway08 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863011ActiveCFB Shearwater (211) - Landfill 109 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863013ActiveCFB Shearwater (213) - Landfill 309 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863014ActiveCFB Shearwater (214) - Landfill 409 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863018ActiveCFB Shearwater (218) - Suspect Burn Pit No 109 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863040ActiveCFB Shearwater (240) - West Hangar Line, Fmr UST at B1509 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863041ActiveCFB Shearwater (241) - East Hangar Line and Ramp Area09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863042ActiveCFB Shearwater (242) - Hangar 3 and Annex09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863057ActiveCFB Shearwater (245) - Hanger F09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863009ActiveDisposed: Shearwater (209) - Coast Guard Assigned Property09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863006ActiveShearwater (206) Former Barrel site HH (DIPM Site)09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863010ActiveShearwater (210) - Fire Fighting Training Area09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863020ActiveShearwater (220) - Fill Area South of Hangar H09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863021ActiveShearwater (221) - Lower Fuel Compound and Firing Range09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863023ActiveShearwater (223) - Building 4 and H (POL)09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863026ActiveShearwater (226) C. Heating Plant (56) & Fuel (rail) Comp.09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863061ActiveShearwater - PMQs, Former Brick Yard (Hornsby's) (234B)09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863028ActiveShearwater(228)-B9(Fmr Firehall,Tender Gar)Crown AssetsB7009 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863029ActiveShearwater(229)-Upr Fuel Cmpnd,Upgradient Dmpg Area09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863030ActiveShearwater(230)-Bldg31,31A,31B,32(Mobl Spprt Maint)09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863033ActiveShearwater(233)-Fmr MT Garage(BJ)Adjcnt Trnsfrmr Substn09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863035ActiveShearwater(235)-Frm Centrl Htg Plnt(G)Trnsfrmr Vault09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863059ActiveWater Lots (9910), Shearwater09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863060ClosedShearwater (243), Buried Lines Connect. Fmr Fuel Tank Farm02 - Historical Review
02863051ClosedOsborne Head (5665) - Former Radar Site03 - Initial Testing Program
02863031ClosedShearwater(231)-W.Property Boundary04 - Classify Contaminated Site Using the CCME National Classification System
02863052ClosedShearwater(236)-Frm UST Loc(WWII)Bravo Taxiwy04 - Classify Contaminated Site Using the CCME National Classification System
02863039ClosedShearwater(239)-Former Transformer Site(Railway Spot)04 - Classify Contaminated Site Using the CCME National Classification System
02863004ClosedCFB Shearwater (204A) - Former Mobile Asphalt Plant08 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
00008673ClosedCFB Shearwater (204C) - Former Arrestor Gears08 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863054ClosedCFB Shearwater (205) - Ammunition Compound08 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863058ClosedCFB Shearwater (246) - Airfield Bunkers08 - Implement Remediation/Risk Management Strategy
02863002ClosedCFB Shearwater (202) - EOD Disposal Area (DIPM site)09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
00024811ClosedShearwater (247) Abandoned Transformer Shed09 - Confirmatory Sampling and Final Reporting
02863053ClosedCFB Shearwater (204B) - Former Heavy Equipment Compound10 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)
02863008ClosedCFB Shearwater (208) - Former Maintenance Hangar10 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)
02863056ClosedCFB Shearwater (244) - AVGAS Pipeline10 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)
02863015ClosedDisposed - CFB Shearwater (215) - Landfill 510 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)
02863027ClosedShearwater(227) -Former CHP, Bowser Cleaning (71) & POL (87)10 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)
02863034ClosedShearwater(234A)-PMQs, Former Brick Yd(Hornsby's)10 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)
02863038ClosedShearwater(238)-Morris Lake Outfall&Former UST at B5410 - Long-Term Monitoring (Optional)

Payment In Lieu of Taxes

Taxation AuthorityPayment
Halifax, Regional Municipality$3,603,265.02

Source: PWGSC, REAL ESTATE DIVISION, Municipal Grants Information System

Taxation Year: 2021

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