Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE)

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The Diefenbunker is proud to be among the 28 Canadian tourism businesses selected to join the Canadian Tourism Commissions’ 2013 Canadian Signature Experiences collection.  Recognized for its 11 Steps to Survival tour, Evacuation Distance: Paranoia & Preparedness, the Bunker is the only Ottawa business to be recognized this year, and is one of only five CSE members in the nation’s Capital!

The international travellers that CTC targets in 10 countries around the world  want exotic experiences …adventures that enrich their lives…stories and memories of the unique and unexpected they will take back home.  The CSE collection is made up of outstanding Canadian tourism enterprises from coast to coast to coast that deliver such authentic experiences.  The Diefenbunker is honoured to join this distinguished collection.

Evacuation Distance: Paranoia & Preparedness, the Diefenbunker’s Canadian Signature Experience

Experience the tension and tumult of nuclear threat as you journey deep into a 100,000 square foot underground bunker built in secrecy by the Canadian Government during the height of the Cold War. Explore rooms built to run Canada’s emergency government: the Prime Minister’s suite with its single bed, the War Cabinet Room, a period operating room, and broadcast centre.

On this two-hour guided group tour, visitors will carry out each step of the official 11 Steps to Survival guide issued to citizens by the Canadian Government during the Cold War era. Learn about radioactive fallout, how to take shelter, and survive on army rations. Have your photo taken in the iconic Blast Tunnel. Sit in the cafeteria and be “treated” to your own military ration pack. Listen to an emergency broadcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Centre studio. Touch 1960s-era typewriters and phones, and imagine life in the aftermath of nuclear annihilation.

Note:

  • The Bunker requires a minimum of 2 weeks advance notice for bookings.
  • Minimum number of people per booking: 10
  • Maximum number of people per booking: 100
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Group Rates

School Groups:

  • $23 per Student/Teacher
    Includes: Extended tour, a complimentary rental to watch the ’11 Steps’ video, a ration pack tasting (1 pack/10 people), a complimentary GROUP picture, one copy of the ’11 Steps’ book per student/teacher, one take-away ration pack per student/teacher
  • $15 per Student/Teacher
    Includes:  Extended tour, a complimentary rental to watch the ’11 Steps’ video, a ration pack tasting (1 pack/10 people), a complimentary GROUP picture, a complimentary copy of the ’11 Steps’ book for the class

Senior Groups:

  • $28 per person
    Includes: Extended tour, a complimentary rental to watch the ’11 Steps’ video, a ration pack tasting (1 pack/10 people), one copy of the ’11 Steps’ book per person, one take-away ration pack per person

Adult Groups:

  • $30 per person
    Includes: Extended tour, a complimentary rental to watch the ’11 Steps’ video, a ration pack tasting (1 pack/10 people), one copy of the ’11 Steps’ book per person, one take-away ration pack per person

Note: Admission for tour operators and bus drivers is complimentary but does not include individual copies of the “11 Steps” book or take-away ration packs.

Full lunch or customized bag lunches can be provided at an extra cost.  Please contact  administration@diefenbunker.ca  or 613.839.0007 for details.