GO Ottawa! The Diefenbunker

Looking for a Museum Experience that Will Knock Your Socks Off?
Head to The Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum 

If you’re old enough to remember the days when adults talked about the Cold War and there were emergency drills in schools, this fascinating place will blow your mind…
Photo by Paul Couvrette

Designed and built in secrecy during the height of the Cold War, this 100,000-square-foot bunker was meant to house Canada’s government in the event of nuclear war. Today? It’s pretty amazing and it’s open to the public as a Cold War Museum and National Historic Site.
The Diefenbunker is one of the most unique educational sites in Canada. Tours of the bunker give visitors a jaw-dropping visual and tactile idea of the Canadian Cold War years. (It’s a bit like venturing into a movie set 
or a time warp!) Visitors will see rooms such as the Prime Minister’s suite, the CBC Radio studio, the Bank of Canada vault, and the Emergency Government Situation Centre.


Adult, senior, university/college student, youth (6-17) and family (two adult, three youth) rates are available. (Children under five get in for free.) Group rates are also available (10 people or more).
Guided tours are free with admission – Monday to Friday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
3911 Carp Road, Carp, Ontario, 613 839-0007

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