Diefenbunker – Ottawa

If you are fan of the cold war then the Diefenbunker in Ottawa, Canada should be a place of interest.

Spread over 4 levels this impressive bunker was constructed between 1959 and 1961.

The original purpose for the bunker was to house Canada’s top officials in the event of a nuclear war.

In service until 1994 the bunker has an impressive layout including various rooms that would have been used for briefing and also a machine room where the hydroelectric plan is situation.  This provided power to the bunker and still does today.

If you are local to the museum you can purchase tickets online ahead of a visit.  If you are unable to visit in person you can take a virtual tour only at the museums website.

Our featured image is not of the actual Diefenbunker location, as with all top secret cold war installations some things are “need to know” only.  Find out more at the link below. 

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