2019 Bunker Blog

Museum Alphabet

As part of the #museumalphabet, we’ll uncover a new letter each day until we get to the letter Z. Then, you’ll know your (Bunker) ABCs. A is for Air Raid Siren Air Raid Sirens alerted civilians to an impending attack so that they could take cover immediately....

Museum Alphabet, Bunker Style

#ColourOurCollections

Did you know that colouring promotes mindfulness and can help relieve stress? Simply download the colouring page (PDF & JPEG options), grab your coloured pencils, crayons, and/or markers. Then, have fun colouring the Bunker! You can even save to your tablet or...

Blast Tunnel with Colour our Collections

March Break in Carp

EDIT: Please note that since publishing this article, many businesses have closed or have limited thier hours. Please check thier websites and ours for the most up to date information. The museum is closed until further notice. There’s so much to do...

Ever wonder how to heat and cool a nuclear Bunker?

February 6, 2020 is National Sweater Day! Many schools, workplaces, and homes are doing their part for the environment by turning down the temperature a couple of degrees. We thought today would be a great time to share a little about heating and cooling inside our...

Air conditioner

CFS Carp Winter Carnival

Every February, the nation’s capital hosts Winterlude, a festival to celebrate the best winter has to offer. The first Winterlude was hosted in 1979, but before then, Canadian Forces Station Carp (CFS Carp, aka the Diefenbunker) had our own way of getting out into...

Artifact of the Month: The Blast Tunnel

The Blast Tunnel was designed to divert the force of an explosion away from the main part of the bunker. In the event of a nuclear explosion, anything inside of the tunnel would have been destroyed. Building the Blast Tunnel Laying the concrete floor The finished...

The Eames Chair

Written by: Mat Dunne Are you tired of re-upholstering your old dingy couch? Are you fed up with bleh designs and mute colour patterns for your furniture? Are you looking for a non-flammable piece of military grade fiberglass to park yourself in? Well...

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...

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