Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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 100,000 sq 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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Stewart T
3 contributions
I was not expecting much. Happy to say I was wrong, Very interesting and worth the drive. Lots of history here. Give yourself 3 hours to really take it in. Then when you leave the outlet stores are close by.
Written August 8, 2022
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Dave H
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Couples
Our Guide Brian was very knowledgeable and very funny kept the group amused. Learning the history of the Diefenbunker was very informative. I hope that they can keep this place going. This generation should be learning more about our history.
Written August 6, 2022
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J S
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Friends
This was an incredibly interesting tour. Our guide, Graham, was knowledgeable, friendly and made the tour something I can’t stop recommending to friends.
Written August 4, 2022
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Brenda605
Ontario, Canada44 contributions
This museum was very interesting on it’s own, but our guide Brian Jeffrey brought it to life with Witty comments and a wealth of information…unless it was “top secret” ..meaning he didn’t know.

All the guides are excellent…but I hope you get Brian

Guided tours are no extra charge by the way.
Written July 28, 2022
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Jeff R
Carp, Canada345 contributions
Living near the Diefenbunker, you'd think we'd visit it once... and that's it. However the Diefenbunker has become a staple in our events, as there's always something more to see when you visit, and they offer amazing programs.

Our oldest son has been attending their summer Spy Camp for years, for at least two weeks each year. He's always excited for it, to see what Agent-X has done this time, and to find new challenges. Each year he's older and able to learn new things (from not being even able to read the 1st year, to writing codes now), and the staff are absolutely amazing.

Both in camps and other roles, the staff are passionate about the museum and their programs, and you'll have a fantastic experience!
Written July 26, 2022
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Marie X
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Friends
The coolest museum I have been to EVER, the best tour EVER. You get to see all the fun and cools things that you are not able to see anywhere else! The tour is very informative and fun! I would super recommend it!
Written July 24, 2022
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Brooke D
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Friends
This was a fabulous experience. we are visiting from Newfoundland and would highly recommend to others. Graham, our tour guide was knowledgeable, kind and funny! he made the tour interesting and kept the audience intrigued, cracking jokes along the way. he was receptive to all questions and even brought myself and the other 2 in my group to another area as my friends father is military personnel. A great tour and facility, highly recommend. Very appreciative of his
time!
Written July 21, 2022
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Kim B
Kanata, Canada2 contributions
Just came back from bringing my grandsons and a few friends on a tour of the Diefenbunker. Our guide, Graham, was EXCELLENT! He shared lots of information that could be understood by a wide variety of age groups, and included a lot of very funny stories. I live in Ottawa and this is my third trip to the Diefenbunker, and I learn something new each time I go. I highly recommend this attraction. Thank you Graham!
Written July 21, 2022
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Ronald L
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Wonderful afternoon spent at the Diefenbunker. The site itself is incredibly fascinating and, unfortunately, topical again. The guided tour with our guide, Graham, was very detailed and our group was fully engaged. ITs a site that is well worth visiting and the town is lovely as well.
Written July 17, 2022
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Arvid L
Saskatoon, Canada75 contributions
A very interesting and informative visit. Especially enjoyed the 400 and300 levels. The informative displays especially appealed as I lived through and experienced these events. Clearly you have ample room to increase the number of displays on these levels and doing such would certainly enhance the Diefenbunker experience. Some of the rooms would benefit from period furnishings, and the various pieces of equipment stored therein being, at least, arranged in the rooms as they might have been in those years gone by, with some basic labeling to inform younger viewers as to what they are and to what use they were put.
Overall a worthwhile visit and one I am glad I did not miss.
Written July 17, 2022
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  • Wed - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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