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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
3911 Carp Road,
Carp Ontario, K0A 1L0
Phone:  (613) 839-0007

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum - Carp  Arts & Entertainment
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Thirty-five kilometres from Canada's capital city, Ottawa, lies a Cold War bunker that is home to the Diefenbunker - Canada's Cold War Museum. "The most important surviving Cold War site in Canada" the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Below a farmer's field in the Ottawa Valley, Canada's "secret" bunker quietly began operation in 1961. Throughout its 33 year lifetime the Diefenbunker was the Central Emergency Government Headquarters for Canada. Federal government budget cuts led to its being decommissioned in 1994.

Visiting The Bunker:

The audio/video, self-guided and guided tours cover the four storey, 100,000 square foot facility. Some special areas of the bunker that visitors will see are:

The CBC Radio Studio and Control Room
The Bank of Canada vault with its two foot thick 15 ton door
Prime Minister's Suite offices and bedroom a lock-up
A spacious cafeteria and kitchen which served four meals per 24 hour day
The Emergency Government Operations Centre
The War Cabinet Room
A mock-up of a basement family fallout shelter
1 Megaton hydrogen practice "toss" bomb Machine Room
The audio/video, self-guided or guided tour now includes the exhibits: "Cold War Berlin: Life at the Breaking Point" featuring artifacts from former East Berlin and Checkpoint Charlie and "Requiem" - a photographic display of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,plu, example Home and Community Fallout Shelters.

The Museum is open 7 days/week, 363 days/year.

Please call, email or check the web site for our opening hours. For information, group tours or reservations (recommended for guided tours): Telephone: (613) 839.0007 or 1.800.409.1965 Email: web: Refer to listing on site for reminder.


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