Admission, Hours, Directions

Admission (Taxes Included)

Adults: $17.50
Seniors:  $16.50
Students: $13.00
Youth (6 to 18 years): $11.00
Family Rate (2 Adults, 5 Youth): $48.50
Children 5 and under: Free
Members: Free

Parking is always free!
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Please note the museum is mostly accessible. The best way to get around underground is with a baby carrier. The government wasn’t thinking about navigating around in a stroller when they built the bunker back in the early 60s. Our elevator is not available for strollers. 


Hours (Labour Day – Canada Day)

Monday to Friday 
Museum: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Box Office: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday*
Museum: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Box Office: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Hours (Canada Day – Labour Day)

Monday to Sunday
Museum: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Box Office: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Note: Give yourself at least an hour to experience the Diefenbunker.
The box office closes 30 minutes before the museum.

Special Hours and Closures

Statutory Holidays: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
January 1: CLOSED
January, February, March: Closed on Wednesdays

Good Friday (April 19): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
April 20: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Easter (April 21): 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Easter Monday (April 22): 10:30 am – 4 pm (Regular Hours)

First weekend in June/Doors Open: Guided tours by reservation only.
July 1: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
July 21 and 22: 10:00am – 3:30pm
August 11, 12, 25 and 26: 10:00am – 3:30pm

December 24: CLOSED
December 25: CLOSED
December 26: CLOSED
December 31: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Daily Tours

English Tours – After Labour Day weekend until June 30
11:00 am and 2:00 pm daily

French Tours – After Labour Day weekend until June 30
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm

Space is limited, reservations are strongly recommended.
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Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum

3929 Carp Road
Carp, Ontario, Canada K0A 1L0


The Diefenbunker offers:

  • Free on-site parking with designated spaces for school and tour buses
  • Designated accessible parking spaces are also located near the main entrance
From Downtown Ottawa
  • Take Highway 417 West to the Carp Road Exit, number 144
  • Turn right (North) onto Carp Road
  • Drive 8 to 10 minutes to the Village of Carp
  • Continue straight through the village (through the four way stop) and past the Carp Fairgrounds until the village appears to come to an end. On the left (West) side of the road you will see a large billboard sign for the Diefenbunker
  • Turn left at this sign and continue the driveway to find parking.

For more information, please call 613‑839‑0007 or 1‑800‑409‑1965.