2019 Bunker Blog

The Bank of Canada Vault

​In 1960s, the Cold War neared its zenith. The members of the NATO alliance faced the eventuality of a nuclear war with the Soviet Bloc. As the possibility of this reality formalized, nations considered how to strengthen their defense and plan for future...

Read More

Duck and cover: How one desk could save your life

On August 29th, 1949 the Soviet Union detonated their first nuclear weapon, bringing them into the nuclear arms race that defined the Cold War era. This moment in history brought Cold War anxieties to the forefront in the United States – they were no...

Read More

The Community Room

Change is afoot at the Diefenbunker! One of the many new and exciting additions to the Diefenbunker, coming soon, is the Community Room on Level 400 - but, before I tell you more about this room, let me first introduce myself:My name is Vanessa, and for...

Read More

Artifact of the Month: Radiac

Our Artifact of the Month for July is a little on the dangerous side. Pleased ensure that you are behind the yellow line at all times. This is going to get radioactive! Welcome to Radiac, a small room located on the 100 level (bottom floor)...

Read More

Welcome Skylar and Leo

Our team is ever growing, and we’re so pleased to have welcomed Leo and Skylar to the underground family in June. Both have joined our museum guide team and will be giving tours all summer long! Below is a little about them and their first...

Read More

DeBunking the Bunker – Part. 1

When the bunker was decommissioned in 1994 the secret was out. Everyone knew and heard about the Diefenbunker and what it meant for Canada’s survival. As the years have passed, many of its secrets have been revealed, but not all. As a...

Read More

Volunteer of the Month: Corinne

 Corinne has been volunteering with us since May 2018, so it only seems fitting that we feature her as May’s volunteer of the month!Corinne comes into the Bunker once a week (at least!) and assists our Business Development team with...

Read More

Artifact of the Month: The Model

If you’ve ever wondered how exactly the Diefenbunker was built, this is the blog post for you!Our featured Artifact of the Month is: The Model!The Model is the original construction model from 1958. Because something like the Diefenbunker had never been...

Read More

Volunteer of the Month: Hunter

Last week was National Volunteer Week and we’ve decided to implement a new segment here on the blog: Volunteer of the Month! The Bunker more than 100 people who volunteer throughout the course of the year. These people help keep the lights...

Read More
Book Now