Cold War radar tower in Alsask purchased by Edmonton Heritage Group

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This unique cold war era radar dome has been bought by an Edmonton Heritage group. The Canadian Forces Station Alsask, which began operating in 1963 as part of the Pinetree Line, once acted as an early warning system against surprise attack by the USSR. The four storey steel structure, located near the Alberta Saskatchewan border, was once operated by nearly over 200 military and civilian personnel in nearby Alsask. Decommissioned in 1986, you can still visit the old base that is used today by residents. Still standing are remnants of the station that includes old military housing, a swimming pool and chapel.

In 2005 it was declared an historic site which saved it from demolition. The 50 member non-profit organization from Edmonton will spend the weekend reinforcing the fence line and blocking holes to keep out vandals and pigeons which have turned the dome into a giant pigeon coop. They hope to possibly provide tours by next year.

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The Alsask dome was a popular destination for urban explorers which offered a unique place to visit on the Canadian prairies. We visited the dome in 2014 which was at the top of our bucket list of places to explore on the prairies at the time. It was an unforgettable experience!

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