ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
The road to the Bunker will be closed to traffic until roughly 11:30 am for the Diefenbooker Classic race. Full road closure details can be found on the City of Ottawa website. We’ll see you after the race!
Ottawa’s Most Unique Historical Site
The Diefenbunker is a four-story, 300 room, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, and was meant to house 535 Canadian government officials and military officers in the event of a nuclear war. Shrouded in mystery, the Diefenbunker, nicknamed after then Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, was designed and built in secrecy during the crest of Cold War fear, between 1959 and 1961. The name of the facility was given by a Toronto Telegram journalist who exposed a story of its development. Want to know more? Visit us for a tour!
Watch our teaser trailer for a quick peek into our underground bunker! Thanks Ottawa Tourism for the great video!
What’s new at the Diefenbunker?
ANNOUNCING – “Escape the Diefenbunker”
The Diefenbunker and Escape Manor are partnering to launch the World’s Largest Escape Room! The experience will run Thursday through Sunday evenings and reside within our 100,000 square foot facility. Staying true to our historic roots, this elaborate endeavor will be themed around espionage… Read more!
Welcoming Anna Frlan as our 2016 Artist-in-Residence
Anna Frlan is a sculptor of steel, dedicated to transforming this surprisingly pliable material through a process-oriented studio practice. The daughter of Croatian émigrés, she is currently exploring the connection between industrial steel and twentieth-century weaponry production.