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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

3929 Carp Road, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-839-0007
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Came here during doors open ottawa. I always wanted to see it and i was not disappointed. when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
A real history lesson!

The Diefenbunker is a great history lesson. I was a teenager in the 60's so have some memory of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Frank M
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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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“guided tour” (124 reviews)
“bomb shelter” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3929 Carp Road, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-839-0007
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here during doors open ottawa. I always wanted to see it and i was not disappointed. when you read about the history here and imagine yourself living there it really puts it in to perspective.

Thank Ryedrinker
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Diefenbunker is a great history lesson. I was a teenager in the 60's so have some memory of the cold war years and really appreciated the historical aspects of the tour. The facilities and technology were another fascinating aspect - so rudimentary by modern...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I strongly recommend the guided tour, call ahead for booking. It is also great to get lost in the bunker and visit all the room at your pace. The first floor has great thematic display that will provide more inside to the cold war times....More

Thank OttawaFamily_3_kids
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time checking out the Diefenbunker with our family, I would love to return I heard that they now have an escape maze...

1  Thank crystaldubeau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To learn more about the cold war and face the reality of it ! You can visit some of the rooms which were to be used in case of a nuclear attack on North America.

Thank YingBernardFrancois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about it but never saw it before. So amazing to see the plans to build and implement to keep the Government operating and to read the events that were going on at that time even within our own country. Awesome that it is now...More

Thank WardDorchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised at how far it was from downtown, but it makes sense why. Our tour guide Graham was super knowledgeable and eager to tell us everything. Super cool and makes you think a lot about what preparing for a nuclear attack might be...More

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were expecting a real 1960s time capsule, but the place was in use by the military up until 1994. A lot of dismal little offices with dismal furnishings (hey, bureaucracy matters, even in a nuclear strike!), plus some MASH-era hospital facilities, plus a crazy-huge...More

Thank TheLoneWalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool place for for a family or school trip, plus the escape rooms make it fun for an older crowd as well. Interesting to see culture preserved from another time and get a feeling for what it was like to live in a time when...More

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering present world events surrounding two stalwart statesmen (tongue in cheek), touring this decommissioned 1950's secret hideout holds special meaning. Built to assure Canadian society would continue with our values (as much as possible) after a nuclear attack, luckily not needed, is physical evidence of...More

Thank specialsavill
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27 August 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.
14 July 2017|
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Response from Shanir J | Reviewed this property |
No cafeteria but lots of places to eat nearby. We took bottles of water and worked up an appetite by the end of the tour.
25 April 2017|
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Response from debrach | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there are only bathrooms available at the ticket building before you enter the Diefenbunker. Debra