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Green Infrastructure Lighting Retrofit Project

Green Infrastructure Lighting Retrofit Project

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 —  We are grateful to FedDev Ontario for investing $600,000 in the Diefenbunker to support tourism relief and revitalization. These funds will go towards upgrading our facilities and exhibitions, allowing us to expand our inclusion of...

Federal Warning Centre with upgraded lighting

Mapping the Cold War: The Spatialization of Preparedness

Introduction On Monday, August 15, 2022 and Tuesday, August 16, 2022, we were pleased to host a symposium at the Diefenbunker in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University. Mapping the Cold War: The Spatialization of Preparedness brought multidisciplinary experts...

Symposium participants gather in the Cafeteria

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...

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...

Five people playing tug-of-war in the snow as a part of the Winter Carnival.

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 floorThe finished...

Blast Tunnel descending into the background.

Episode #70 – What are the secrets of the Diefenbunker

We recently had the unique opportunity to host a fascinating individual here at the Bunker, Sebastian Major. Sebastian is the creator and host of the podcast Our Fake History. It is produced in Toronto with the help of his wife, Beth Lorimer. A podcast about myths...

Our Fake History

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 month underground: Leo "I...

The Diefenbunker team poses in front of the Blast Tunnel entrance.

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 graphics, marketing, events, and...

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 has more than 100 people who volunteer throughout the course of the year. These people help keep the lights on and this place...

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