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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

3929 Carp Rd, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
+1 613-839-0007
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I visited the bunker during the weekend on a business trip. I'd recommend seeing the place because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jasongriffiths00
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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This is a huge underground facility built during the cold war. When inside you wouldn't know it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
454debbieg
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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 Rd, Carp, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the bunker during the weekend on a business trip. I'd recommend seeing the place because it's scale is impressive and it's weird to see all the furnishings from when it was kitted out in case of nuclear attack. One thing that would have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge underground facility built during the cold war. When inside you wouldn't know it was built totally underground. There are 5 floors. Separate areas were designated for women. You have it see it. It was helpful to take the tour which was...More

Thank 454debbieg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Diefenbunker as a regular museum and found it interesting. Then we revisited it as an escape room, also interestings. The only thing you need to be aware as an escape room is that you are 12 people and all need to work...More

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there during Easter weekend, where they have every year a special program: an Egg Hunt. They are paper eggs that you have to spot and check on a list, and at the end when you give back your list you get a small bag...More

Thank Ghislain L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A decommisioned military base, now a world class museum of the times. Go deep underground, explore the maze of rooms, see the displays, check out the state of the art computers (for the 1960's) that would have kept the country running in event of a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an eye opening experience with the guide included in your ticket admission. It’s a 2 hr tour more or less and you will enjoy it. It’s about a 30-35 minute drive from Ottawa downtown. No food or drinks in site ! Worth the...More

Thank 4lawoffice
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i wanted to check out this museum the last time i went to ottawa but ran out of time, so i was happy that i was able to check out this time to ottawa. the staff was friendly and able to answer any questions i...More

Thank mikesuf
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit if you go to Ottawa and you have some time to venture and have wheels to go around as it is about 30 minutes from Ottawa. You can visit the place on your own but I strongly suggest you take the...More

Thank steve s
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This was a great afternoon. The feeling you get just walking down the blast tunnel as the air changes is really eerie. The scale model of bunker was really fascinating to see how everything fit together and was organised to house folks in the end...More

Thank RailBandit
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I love the history of Post-World War II world and the Cold War. This fantastic former bomb bunker bring that time period to life to people today, and reminds us how close the world was to war and how close we still are. The exhibits...More

Thank Will R
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dmthompson2018
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Althea O | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Admission Adults: $14.00 + HST Seniors : $13.00 + HST Students : $10.00 + HST Youth (6 to 18 years): $8.00 + HST Family Rate 2 Adults, 5 Youth: $40.00 + HST Children 5 and under are free! Parking is always... More
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Krispy2013
August 27, 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.
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DELOSJARDINES
July 14, 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.
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