Ontario Abandoned Places

Documenting Canada's Abandoned Structures

Ardbeg Fire Tower

Ontario : Parry Sound District
Location #12324

Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 7/2/2015
Last Updated: 7/2/2015

This location was home to the Ardbeg Fire Tower, which stood on this site from the 1930's, until it was dismantled in 1971, when air fire surveillance took over. The tower was 100 feet tall, steel construction, and one of the last manned towers still standing in Southern Ontario.

All that remains now are the four corner foundation posts and the concrete stairs which led to the base of the ladder. I have heard that the remains of a cabin can be found south of the tower site, near the road. The bugs prevented me from conducting an extensive search, despite a bug jacket and repellant.

In its heyday of the early 1900's, Ardbeg was a booming lumber town, with a population of 800 souls. The logging boom went bust in the 1920's and Ardbeg was reduced to a near ghost town. An active rail line still runs through the village, but it no longer stops. The main industry today is tourism, from cottagers, hunters and snowmobilers.

Abandoned houses may be dangerous! Read the LEGAL DISCLAIMER.
Always obtain permission before entering someone else's property. To request this location be removed, Click Here.
Status: Historic Location | Category: Foundations

Ontarios Fire Tower Lookouts http://ontarioftl.bravehost.co
Towers map Ontario http://ontfiretowersmap.yolasi

None listed

We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of this information or for liability should you injure yourself.

Google Maps are only shown to logged in members.
Google Maps is no longer free.
Province: Ontario

clay70 says:
7/3/2015 3:20:48 PM

I have been to this one too...I don't recall seeing the bunkhouse there..

Show All comments

On 11/5/2017 12:09:08 PM user clay70 changed the following: links,
On 7/3/2015 3:19:45 PM user clay70 changed the following: links,
On 7/2/2015 10:40:57 PM user timo explorer uploaded photos : P1020256.JPG / ardbeg.jpg / c14a94c6-07a9-4e01-bfbd-2 / canvas1.png / canvas.png / P1020252.JPG / P1020253.JPG / P1020254.JPG / P1020255.JPG / to SID: 72201519302
On 7/2/2015 10:30:11 PM user timo explorer created gallery : Ardbeg
On 7/2/2015 10:29:48 PM user timo explorer changed the following: hazards,location status, description