Bedford Institute of Oceanography

  • Photo of Bedford Institute of Oceanography
A map of the area immediately surrounding DFRP Property Number 03017


  • Property Number:

  • Custodian:

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Official Contact:

  • Interest

    Crown Owned
  • Restriction:

    No Restriction
  • Primary Use:

    Research and Technological Development
  • Address:

    1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 1006
  • Place Name:

    no data
  • Municipality:

  • Province/Territory:

    Nova Scotia
  • Federal Electoral District:

    Dartmouth--Cole Harbour
  • Coordinates

    44.682778, -63.611389, Accurate within ± 50m
  • Census Classification

  • Land Area:

    21.6813 ha
  • Building Count:

  • Floor Area:

    45,199.46 sq. m.
  • Exterior Parking:

    1 spaces
  • Interior Parking:

    0 spaces
  • Record Created On

    July 18th, 1990
  • Record Last Modified On

    October 2nd, 2021


Structure Number Custodian Structure Name Structure Address Floor Area (sq. m.) Building Occupancy Level
003017Fisheries and Oceans CanadaStrickland BuildingBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret3,165Fully Occupied
106604Fisheries and Oceans CanadaSalt Water Pumping Building1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 1006208Fully Occupied
106624Fisheries and Oceans CanadaEnergy Centre Cooling PlantBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret491Fully Occupied
106650Fisheries and Oceans CanadaFish LabBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret3,073Fully Occupied
106710Fisheries and Oceans CanadaCompressed Gas Building1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 100651Fully Occupied
106990Fisheries and Oceans CanadaArgo BuildingBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret797Fully Occupied
106991Fisheries and Oceans CanadaSea Pavillion1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 100655Fully Occupied
106996Fisheries and Oceans CanadaVan Steenburg Building1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 10063,616Fully Occupied
107003Fisheries and Oceans CanadaVulcan Building1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 10067,072Fully Occupied
107010Fisheries and Oceans CanadaStorage Shed 1 (Portable Garage)1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 100623Fully Occupied
107016Fisheries and Oceans CanadaStorage Shed 3 (Brown Building)1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 100625Fully Occupied
107028Fisheries and Oceans CanadaKatherine Ellis Laboratory1 Challenger Dr5,922Fully Occupied
107119Fisheries and Oceans CanadaNew CCG Bldg BIO50 Discovery Drive3,724Fully Occupied
107123Fisheries and Oceans CanadaPolaris BuildingBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret5,251Fully Occupied
107143Fisheries and Oceans CanadaHolland BuildingBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret5,658Fully Occupied
107193Fisheries and Oceans CanadaPED Warehouse1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 100658Fully Occupied
107404Fisheries and Oceans CanadaMooring Shed22.46Fully Occupied
107405Fisheries and Oceans CanadaReservoir Building1 Challenger Drive33Fully Occupied
107491Fisheries and Oceans CanadaMurray BuildingBaffin Boulevard, Off Princess Margaret5,161Fully Occupied
107538Fisheries and Oceans CanadaStorage Shed 2 (Bldg # 25)1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 100621Fully Occupied
107599Fisheries and Oceans CanadaQuonset Hut1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 1006101Fully Occupied
107658Fisheries and Oceans CanadaBungalow1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 1006116Fully Occupied
107818Fisheries and Oceans CanadaBuoy Maintenance Building1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 1006200Fully Occupied
107827Fisheries and Oceans CanadaStorage Building (PWC)1 Challenger Drive / P.O. Box 1006338Fully Occupied
107837Fisheries and Oceans CanadaElectrical Building1 Challenger Drive18Fully Occupied

Heritage Buildings

Structure Number Structure Name Heritage Designation(s) Link to listing on the Directory of Federal Heritage Designations
106996Van Steenburg BuildingRecognized Federal Heritage BuildingVan Steenburgh and Polaris Buildings at The Bedford Institute of Oceanography

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
03017002ClosedBedford Institute of Oceanography (Metal in soil- South of VanSteenburgh building)05 - Detailed Testing Program
03017003ClosedBedford Institute of Oceanography (Shipping containers- Metal in soil)05 - Detailed Testing Program
00013106ClosedBedford Institute of Oceanography (Fume hood discharge area-Metals in soil)06 - Reclassify the Site Using CCME National Classification System
03017001ClosedBedford Institute of Oceanography (Hydrocarbons in Soil - Fmr. UST)06 - Reclassify the Site Using CCME National Classification System

Payment In Lieu of Taxes

Taxation AuthorityPayment
Halifax, Regional Municipality$2,098,053.09

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

Taxation Year: 2020

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