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Tours and Group Visits

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Daily Guided Tours

Guided Tours

English Tours
Weekdays: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

French Tours
Saturday and Sunday: 1:30 p.m.

  • We highly recommend buying your tickets online in advance of your visit to the museum to ensure there are still spots available.
  • Spots are limited to allow for physical distancing. As of March 21, 2022, the group size is 15 visitors. Read the most up-to-date information on how we’re keeping you safe.
  • Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the start of your guided tour in order to ensure adequate time for the check-in process.
  • Tours are approximately 60 minutes long.
  • Guided tours are not recommended for children 5 and under.

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Navigate the site using our free Audio Guide

Available in nine languages. Access our informative Audio Guide and additional photos, videos, and archival materials on your phone using the Diefenbunker’s free Wi-Fi, or pick up a media player at the Welcome Desk. If you plan on using your own device, don’t forget your headphones!

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Group Tours

Diefenbunker Group Tours

Looking for somewhere different to bring your group? The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum has been named Canada’s most significant Cold War site for visitors interested in culture and history. This National Historic Site of Canada is an underground nuclear bunker built in secrecy during the height of the Cold War, located just 35 km from Ottawa. As the Central Emergency Headquarters, it was meant to house the top officials of the government and military during the risk of nuclear attack.

Tours of this unique facility take visitors through recreations of government rooms, living quarters, and cryptographic areas. Some of the focal points include the Prime Minister’s suite, the War Cabinet Room, the Medical Centre, and the Bank of Canada Vault.

Guided tours can be booked Monday to Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tours are 60 minutes long and are offered in English and French (90-minute tours are available upon request).

*We require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice for all bookings.

To book:

Please complete a Group Tour Registration Form and return it to our Operations Team by email at reservations@diefenbunker.ca.

For more information:

For more information or to check availability, please contact our Operations Team by email at reservations@diefenbunker.ca or by phone at 613-839-0007 x227.

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School Visits & Educational Programs

The Diefenbunker is one of the most unique educational sites in Canada, offering a one-of-a-kind experiential learning environment 75 ft underground.

Combining an informative tour of the bunker with activities and discussion, groups can immerse themselves in the complexities of the Cold War and its implications on our lives today. Our educational programs link to social studies, language arts, science, mathematics, and visual arts curriculum.

Our educational programs are now offered on-site and virtually! For more information and to book, please visit our Educational Programs page:

Educational Programs

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