Carp, Ontario, Canada: The Diefenbunker: Survival Hole for Canada's Elite

Secret blast doors and an underground tunnel lead to a four-story cave where Canada's government would ride out a nuclear Apocalypse. Opened in 1998 as a Cold War museum exhibiting spy stuff, documents, and artifacts. See the War Room, radio station, sick bay, living quarters, mess hall.
Address:
3911 Carp Rd, Carp, ON, Canada
Directions:
From Ottawa, 417 West to Carp Rd Exit 144. Turn right (north) onto Carp Rd, to village of Carp, through four way stop, up the hill, past the fairgrounds. Watch for large billboard sign on left for the Diefenbunker.
Hours:
Daily 11-4. Sa-Su 10-4:30 Photography restrictions. (Call to verify)
Phone:
613-839-0007
Admission:
Adults $17.50 CA, 6-18 $11 CA
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The Diefenbunker tour.

The Diefenbunker: Survival Hole for Canada's Elite

The tour includes the Diefenbunker circular vault and a war room briefing.

[G Kennedy, 09/09/2018]

This military-style underground nuclear war bunker operated with an around-the-clock staff of up to 150 personnel, and was meant to shelter several hundred important Canadians in the early weeks of an atomic battle.

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