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Spies Among Us: The 75th Anniversary of the Gouzenko Affair

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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