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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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Very interesting. A look back into time.

This is a fascinating look into Canada's history and the cold war. It is a bit far out of town, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Startupguy
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Cambridge, Canada
An Ottawa must see!

Went to the bunker for the first time a few years ago for a Halloween event. Super neat place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jaimebeaton
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3929 Carp Road, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fascinating look into Canada's history and the cold war. It is a bit far out of town, but well worth the time.

Thank Startupguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the bunker for the first time a few years ago for a Halloween event. Super neat place to see!

Thank jaimebeaton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting bit of sparsely known Canadian history run by volunteers. We took the guided tour ($14/adult) which lasted about 90 minutes. Interesting even if you're not really into history or politics. Suitable for ages 10 and up, in my opinion. Bookend your visit with...More

Thank R5L4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diefenbunker's self-guided tour is very well designed. You follow the dots on the floor to check out 31 spots. Plan to spend at least one hour. You can borrow the iPod to listen to the pre-recorded audio guide. Though, we were told the tape just...More

1  Thank Toroniee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to visit the bunker on a grey, cold rainy day. What a great idea! We didn't expect to stay there for 2-3 hours. This place is huge and has so much information. I found it very educational and interesting. We opted for a self-guided...More

1  Thank Maria E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this facility! Had no idea that it had existed before this trip, so it was great to go underground and experience a little of it!!

Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my wife this week. It was a very informative guided tour. Guide was very good and was a local. So many great ideas went in to this build that were amazing for the time. I would recommend this to anyone who has...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe we went last year on Doors Open weekend. It was a wonderful peak back to a time in history we had lived through.

Thank 321carolynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I happened to be in Ottawa this weekend and overhead someone say that the Diefenbunker was free this weekend. I decided that the price was right and I've been wanting to go for many years. WOW! I was simply blown away. Like it or not,...More

1  Thank Happy_Traveller_2033
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We almost skipped this as it's outside of Ottawa but ended up going on the way home. The history and knowledge is the tour guides and passion they have was evident. The kids were able to tough almost everything and loved it. They both said...More

Thank Shanir J
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Skrynyk
I have IBS so am wondering what washroom facilities are available?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
I remember there being facilities at the entrance where you pay to enter the bunker facilities. There were facilities on other floors as well since I used the washroom when in the cafeteria of the bunker (what use to be the... More
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Donna M
Is there a lot of walking? Was thinking of taking my 96 year old father.
18 December 2016|
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Response from Louie L | Reviewed this property |
It is a bit of walking. About a good hour tour. Suggest a transport chair so your father would enjoy. Louis.
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Bruce W
how to book it/.
29 June 2016|
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Response from elizabeth_pierre | Reviewed this property |
You can make reservations at 1-613-839-0007. Reservations are recommended to ensure that you get a tour in your language.
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