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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Open Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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step back in time

This is an amazing place to visit. Almost unnerving (and creepy) as we stepped back in time in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Guided tour of Diefenbunker Museum

Tour was very educational about recent history. Guide was very informative. Bunker is clean, easy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diane H
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...more
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3929 Carp Rd, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-839-0007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing place to visit. Almost unnerving (and creepy) as we stepped back in time in this very well preserved piece of cold war history. Would highly recommend taking formal tour. Our tour guide made the place come alive - very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Quest801106
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour was very educational about recent history. Guide was very informative. Bunker is clean, easy to get around (has elevator for those with mobility issues), very well preserved and presented. Not relevant or suitable for young children.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not do the guided tour but managed to find our way around easily and we read every sign that was in each room and it was very interesting to see the actual Nuclear bunker that was used, we spent 3 hours going around...More

Thank rcook37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most interesting guided tour! Our guide Brian Jeffries was full of interesting stories of that time period,and had both serious and comical tales to tell. I learned a lot about that time,that opened my eyes,in a new way,that,although I lived during those times,did not realize....More

Thank Czarina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its the actual bunker designed to withstand a nuclear bomb. its laid out really well and easy to maneuver around this underground large museum! Well worth the visit. lets you think about how close we all were to devastation!

Thank ArtBoyCalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 12 friends in late twenties to early thirties who acted like 10 year olds. Why does a gang of friends act like that when they are doing an activity?? Lol. Anyways it was great experience. We didn't escape unfortunately, but it didn't matter....More

Thank LillyP3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decommissioned in 1994, Canadian Forces Station Carp (nicknamed “The Diefenbunker”) is a former Canadian military facility built between 1959 and 1961 to protect various members of the Canadian government in the event of a nuclear attack. It is in the rural community of Carp approximately...More

1  Thank burr6013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was bummed that we couldn't do a tour but it was fascinating with just the placards. It feels like you are in a James Bond movie (like the cheesy ones with Roger Moore) but the interesting thing was it was all real! It was...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bunker wasn't very spectacular and it was almost not interesting at all. If I hadn't got a guide, it would have been an entirely awful experience.

Thank Puri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little drive west to Carp for this cold war bunker to serve as government hub in case of nuclear attack, Brand new old equipement that thankfully never served.

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12 August 2018|
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Response from BournemouthFan | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We self guided. It took about 2 hours. There is plenty of info around and the map explains the route and where everything is. The tours appeared to miss some bits from what we saw but I am sure the stories make up for... More
28 June 2018|
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Response from Hakan T | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about it, but I didn’t see any elevator or special arrangement for wheelchair.
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27 May 2018|
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Response from helen182018 | Reviewed this property |
It is wheelchair accessible but you’d be able to do one floor as the bunker is spread over 4 floors and I don’t recall it having a lift.