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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

3929 Carp Rd, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-839-0007
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Cold War Relic

Great place to explore what it was like to live under the nuclear war shadow in the 50s to the 80s... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TerryinAylmer
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Gatineau, Quebec
So informative about the cold war

Truly enjoyed the visit and the dilemma many people would have faced about going to the bunking and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Motocycling
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Ontario, Canada
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Visit one of the most unique tourist attractions in Canada! Built to protect top officials of the Canadian government from nuclear attack, this once-secret underground bunker is now a museum & National Historic Site of Canada. Explore over 100,000sq ft of bunker secrets and relive the experience of the Cold War. With its extraordinary engineering and architectural features, the Diefenbunker is a poignant reminder of one of the most turbulent periods of modern history.
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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3929 Carp Rd, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
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+1 613-839-0007
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to explore what it was like to live under the nuclear war shadow in the 50s to the 80s. This facility was built to protect the leaders in the event of a nuclear war. The facility has retained much of the original furnishings...More

Thank TerryinAylmer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly enjoyed the visit and the dilemma many people would have faced about going to the bunking and leaving their family with the risks. Hope people will realize about the measures which must be taken to assure continuity of government.

Thank Motocycling
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Family got together on Father’s Day to do the escape room. What fun! It’s great because you get to go throughout the space and not stuck in one room. Need to pay attention to details on blue sheets. Definitely recommend.

Thank Ruta K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed this museum. I loved seeing all of the history inside this bunker. We did the self guided tour and went at our own pace and spent time in each room. I wish the kitchen area was less messy with junk all behind...More

Thank Lori G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been there 3 times now, twice for the museum and experienced the Escape Night there. Loved every minute of both - takes you back in time! Hosts are very knowledgeable about this time period, the activities that took place and were very happy to...More

Thank sheilawatters2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Diefenbunker offers a completely authentic opportunity to step back into the age of the Cold War. From the moment you smell the floor wax (common to all Canadian Forces buildings) and see the dial-type telephones you feel like you have time-traveled. The nice part...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting and unusual museum. It is hard to relate today, to the real fear of a Soviet nuclear attack in the 50's. I remember the air raid sirens on display in our neighborhood when I was a kid. It was readied for use during...More

Thank RodMac
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you seriously wanna experience the fallout and feel how it would be to try to survive against a nuclear attack, this place is definitely for you. Also, if you are a fan of computer games like half life, fallout, metro 2033, etc. this place...More

Thank Hakan T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are a history buff this is a must see. Very interesting. Had no idea about the Cold War & the extent Canada went to protect the People

Thank LLWilson18
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this place about 5 times now and find something interesting each visit. A fascinating trip through the Cold War. Be prepared to read, it's more interesting if you take the time to do that. Getting the video tour is also worthwhile. Give...More

Thank Dawn E
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KimfromCanada2012
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
I should be open on July 2nd, and we'll worth the trip.
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dmthompson2018
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Althea O | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Admission Adults: $14.00 + HST Seniors : $13.00 + HST Students : $10.00 + HST Youth (6 to 18 years): $8.00 + HST Family Rate 2 Adults, 5 Youth: $40.00 + HST Children 5 and under are free! Parking is always... More
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Krispy2013
August 27, 2017|
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Response from jameskul | Reviewed this property |
You won't have a problem. A lot of it is like an office building underground.
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