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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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Military visit

Too my newly enabled navy reservist with military interest. Cool place. Definitely a little creepy... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
via mobile
Exceeded expectations

A group of 2 adults and 2 children went and everyone loved it, surprisingly the 4 year old the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Ottawa, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3929 Carp Road, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
3929 Carp Road, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-839-0007
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Too my newly enabled navy reservist with military interest. Cool place. Definitely a little creepy with its purpose but a neat place to visit. Especially the vault!

Thank TanyaDion
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A group of 2 adults and 2 children went and everyone loved it, surprisingly the 4 year old the most. The children didn't appreciate the history behind it, but they enjoyed seeing things and exploring. Admittedly I didn't have huge expectations but this place was...More

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Impressive, historical, fascinating and mysterious. Not to be missed. I recommend this extraordinary experience.

Thank maryanne L
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A visit to the Diefenbunker brings history to real life very quickly. Not just for history buffs, so much information to take in. After the guided tour, we were allowed to take our time to re-visit stations by ourselves. We even crossed paths with a...More

Thank 990annr
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Leave under 12 children at home unless they are serious history buffs...my wife and I love it! It is a very interesting blast from the cold war past.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Diefenbunker in Carp, Ontario is a very interesting way to spend the afternoon. You can do a self-guided tour or take the guided tour which takes about 90 minutes. Our tour guide was both informative and humorous. He even keep the children in the...More

Thank Sandi96
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I thought that this tour was going to be really boring... BUT I loved it. Going into the bunker is a really neat experience and the guides are really knowledgeable. It is worth a trip out and great for a group.

Thank K D
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This bunker is like something right out of a movie. So cool to see all the electronic gadgets from the 60's and 70's. Spent a good two hours checking out all the artifacts and visiting the various levels. Great history on the cold war and...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I've been to the Diefenbunker several times. It never gets old. First off, it's an important part of Canada's history. Second, the staff have put together an amazing guided tour that is extremely informative. There are also exhibits you can visit on your own. The...More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Took the kids to the Diefenbunker and we all loved it. Kids thought it was so retro. Drive out to Carp was easy, lots of parking. We purchased our tickets ahead of time.

Thank intermezzo76
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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