Behind the Scenes

Ever wonder how to heat and cool a nuclear Bunker?

Ever wonder how to heat and cool a nuclear Bunker?

. Did you know that there is no heating and cooling machinery inside the bunker to support day-to-day operations? The Bunker relies on the geothermal system from the earth around it for heating and cooling.Fun Facts: The coolest day of the year inside the Bunker on...

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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...

Welcome Skylar and Leo

Our team is ever growing, and we’re so pleased to have welcomed Leo and Skylar to the underground family in June. Both have joined our museum guide team and will be giving tours all summer long! Below is a little about them and their first...

Volunteer of the Month: Corinne

 Corinne has been volunteering with us since May 2018, so it only seems fitting that we feature her as May’s volunteer of the month!Corinne comes into the Bunker once a week (at least!) and assists our Business Development team with...

Volunteer of the Month: Hunter

Last week was National Volunteer Week and we’ve decided to implement a new segment here on the blog: Volunteer of the Month! The Bunker more than 100 people who volunteer throughout the course of the year. These people help keep the lights...

It’s a Bunker kind of weekend!

Looking for something fun to do? Here's what's going at the bunker this weekend! INFILTRATED  "A spy has stolen the computer codes that detect a nuclear blast in Canada from the Diefenbunker. We need your help to find the double agent! The...

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