The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum was built during the Cold War as an emergency underground bunker. The bunker was built to protect incase of a Nuclear attack and still reminds the world about coming in close proximity to a Nuclear tragedy during 1963.
See the underground facility that consist of an informative collection of archives, blueprints, photos, sculptures and a library that shows you just how critical the situation was during the 1960’s.
- For Freedom and Independence and Hungarian Exodus’ exhibits that convey the story of how young leaders took center-stage to fight for freedom and how the country embraced 37,000 Hungarian Refugees.
- Adults: $14.00 + HST
- Seniors: $13.00 + HST
- Students: $10.00 + HST
- Youth (6-18): $8.00 + HST
- Family rate (2 adults, 5 youth): $40.00 + HST
- Children 5 and under are free!
- Box Office Hours: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
- By Bus: Juanita / Snelgrove
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
- On foot
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39.4% of people who visit Ottawa include Diefenbunker - Canadas Cold War Museum in their plan
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Been here twice for the Zombie walk and had a good time, each time. Lots of parking and great tours. Definitely worth the visit for the zombie walk. Also been here on a regular day just to see the museum. Very cool and well preserved. Feels like time traveling. It's 4 floors of bunker that you can visit, but honestly, after the first 2 floors, the other ones kind of mesh together.
Amazing place to visit, plan to spend 2 hrs to see everything, absolutely do the guided tour, it is well worth the extra couple dollars. The bunker is surprisingly warm throughout, they do have a coat check. Graham was a great guide to our group. Thanks for a great morning.
This is a fun tour, but not a must see. If you are interested in the cold war and want a taste of 80s nostalgia, this is a great experience. If you don't have a decent knowledge of the social context, this place won't make a lot of sense.
We had a really great time here. We missed the tour but the guides were very helpful and informative. We did a treasure hunt with the kids so it was nice to have something to keep their attention while the adults had a chance to read and learn. It was really cool to see the setup and learn about the emergency procedures. The situation room was particularly interesting. The gift shop had neat items like food rations and great books. We'll be sure to go back again on our next trip to Ottawa. As odd as it sounds, I loved the old smell of the place.
Such an amazing museum! Our tour guide, Mike, was incredibly knowledgeable and considerate of his group regarding questions, pace, and accessibility. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that's interested. We spent hours in admiration of this bunker and the informative exhibits spread throughout it.