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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Tammy S
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A fun school trip

We took a big group of Grade 9-12 students (49, which we had to split into two groups). All ages... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie A
Verona, ON
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoy this place Interesting History I recommend this place Family. School field trips A must see Reasonable price admission

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a big group of Grade 9-12 students (49, which we had to split into two groups). All ages and pathways were part of the trip, and they all thought it was cool. The guides were engaging and friendly, and gave the kids roles...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth the drive to Carp. learned a lot. The guide was great(thanks Charlotte). A part of our history that I knew little about. Would recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to see history! My husband and I had a great time listening to an exceptional tour guide named Shawn! This gentleman knew his stuff and was great at delivering it! Highly recommend it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bren P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built during to cold war. Now decomissioned glad they never had to use it. Amazing feat of building. 4 floors of living space all underground. Good signage now. Definitely worth the trip you can reserve ahead for tours in French or English borrow a recording...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a very cool place to visit, it has a lot of history and is kind of like stepping back in time to the cold war era. It has so much to see and you can listen to a great audio recording that gives...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I was first down inside this bomb proof bunker when it still was operational in the late eighties. When the massive door swings closed you realize you are separate from the rest of the world in that moment.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris V
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you aren't into history, then this is definitely worth visiting. It's 100% not boring and mind blowing interesting. Learn something about Canada.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was the perfect venue for a retrospective theatre play on the Cuban missile crisis. The underground journey added to the atmosphere. We have been here for simple visits as well with out of town guests, and it allows us to try other restaurants and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yvan B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I really enjoyed my trip to Diefenbunker. The 4 floors under the ground were built to protect the government of the day, thankfully it was never needed. First, word of warning. This Is NOT in Ottawa. It's in Carp. I suppose you could take a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris M
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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 85hakant | 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.