The Diefenbunker is nothing short of awesome — it was the official military bunker which would have housed the Canadian government in the event of a nuclear attack, and is now open to the public.
Guests can explore most of the 100,000 square feet of space housed underground, including the Prime Minister’s Suite,the CBC Radio studio, the Bank of Canada vault and the Emergency Government Situation Center and War Rooms can all be visited.
The site also hosts a cool Cold War Cinema, showing themed films accompanied by a tour of the Diefenbunker, and welcomes students and school trips.
The site stands some 30km west of Ottawa and was designed to house government personnel in the event of a nuclear attack – it was the hub of a station of national and regional bunkers, and is the only one in Canada now open to the public.
Fact: The name “Diefenbunker” comes from the Prime Minister at the time of construction, John Diefenbaker.
|Address: 3911 Carp Road, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0, Canada|
|Admission Price: Adults: $14.00 +GST, Seniors: $13.00 +GST, University / College Students: $10.00 +GST, Youth (6-18): $ 8.00 +GST, Family rate (max. 2 adults, max. 3 youth) $40.00 +GST, Children 5 and under are free|