2019 Bunker Blog

Marking 75 Years: The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

“When the atomic bomb fell,day turned to night andpeople became ghosts.”Hatsumi Sakamoto, Third Grader,Hijiyama Elementary School, Hiroshima City, 1952 During the Cold War, people feared the devastating effects of nuclear war; many remembered the 1945 atomic...

Nagasaki mushroom cloud

The Easter Bunny came early!

We have great news! The Easter Bunny came early to the Bunker!!! They hid eggs in various different rooms throughout the Bunker. To ensure that everyone at home can play and have a blast, there are 3 levels of difficulty: yellow eggs are easy to find blue eggs are...

Yellow, blue and red camo easter eggs

Diefenbunker Jigsaw Puzzles

 Did you know that jigsaw puzzles were originally created by painting a picture on a flat, piece of wood, and then cutting that picture into small pieces with a jigsaw? They were really tough to complete, especially since they didn’t interlock like today’s puzzles...

Museum Alphabet

As part of the #museumalphabet, we’ll uncover a new letter 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. During the...

Museum Alphabet, Bunker Style

Virtual Tours

The Museum may be closed but you can still explore with our virtual tours.

Virtual Tours - the museum may be closed but you can still explore

#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...

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Spies Among Us: the 75th Anniversary of the Gouzenko Affair
Nagasaki mushroom cloud
Marking 75 Years: The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Easter Bunny came early!
Diefenbunker Jigsaw Puzzles
Museum Alphabet, Bunker Style
Museum Alphabet
Virtual Tours - the museum may be closed but you can still explore
Virtual Tours
Blast Tunnel with Colour our Collections
#ColourOurCollections
March Break in Carp
Air conditioner
Ever wonder how to heat and cool a nuclear Bunker?
CFS Carp Winter Carnival
Artifact of the Month: The Blast Tunnel
Artifact(s) of the Month: Screwdriver and Volunteer T-Shirt
The Eames Chair
The Bank of Canada Vault
Duck and Cover: How one desk could save your life
The Community Room
Artifact of the Month: Radiac
Welcome Skylar and Leo
DeBunking the Bunker – Part. 1
Volunteer of the Month: Corinne
Artifact of the Month: The Model
This is the story of how one lock and key, unlocked terror.
Volunteer of the Month: Hunter
Hello, the 1960s are calling, they want their gift shop back!
Artifact of the Month: The Prime Minister’s Bed
The Forgotten Bedroom
The History of the Cherry Blossom Empire
"Radiation and You"
It’s a Bunker kind of weekend!
"To Harry, Love Felicity"
Carol Wainio named Diefenbunker’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence
Gamma Gardens: The Garden of the Future
Artifact of the Month: Geiger Counter
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