Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
DescriptionUnderground bunker with artifacts. Cold War museum in a massive underground bunker featuring military artifacts, exhibits & events.
Address3929 Carp Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0, Canada
Phone+1 613-839-0007
CategoryHistorical place museum

The Diefenbunker was a top-secret government bunker built-in 1959 as part of Canada’s Cold War strategy. The bunker was designed to protect key members of the government and military in the event of a nuclear attack. The site was completed and began operation in 1961, and remained in continuous operation until it was decommissioned in 1994./htm

During those 32 years, it served as Canadian Forces Station Carp with a staff of 100-150 people. It is now home to the Diefenbunker Museum which opened its doors in 1997.

Now, it has been designated as the country’s first National Historic Site because of its importance to our history. The bunker was also given Heritage designation by the City of Ottawa in 1994 and it remains an iconic landmark in Carp today.