2018 Blog

Twas’ the Night Before Grinchmas

Dash for Survival: Olympian Edition

On Saturday September 22nd, 64 Olympic athletes arrived at the Bunker in the hopes of securing their place underground. Broken into teams of four the Olympians were tasked with following clues and completing tasks in a race for the finish...

Welcome to the Undead Army

Good Morning and welcome to your first day as the walking dead! We know this is a little confusing and perhaps a little scary but don’t worry, we’re here to help you through it! First off, let me tell you where you are. You’re in the depths...

Unconventional Spaces: Renting the Diefenbunker

Have you ever walked through the bunker and thought, “Wow, this would be a great place for a party!”? Well you’re not alone! A lot of people don’t realize that you can rent out a variety of rooms in the bunker for your special event. It’s...

Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection

73 years ago this week, Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada defected from the USSR and revealed their secret agenda to the Canadian Government. His defection caused the arrest and conviction of 18 spies, broke up...

75 feet under: Behind-the-Scenes in the Machine Room

This week we introduced a new member to our team: Teigan!She’s our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator! Here’s a few words about her first week.“My first week has been really inspiring! Everyone has been warm and welcoming and I’m...

EIGHT: Arrival

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksThree people. 62 photographs. Twelve days. 3,550 miles.  Santa Barbara to Ottawa. We’re here … Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. [gallery...

SEVEN: Renewed Topographics

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksAs a photography-obsessed teenage I used to covet the small selection of monographs the high school library dedicated to the medium. It was there in the sterile scholastic surrounds under the dull...

SIX: The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh DicksMinuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles were not the only nuclear-armed rockets lurking below the prairies of North Dakota. Watching over the state’s extensive cluster of Minutemans was the...

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