What's On at the Diefenbunker

 March 2019

MAR 30

Trivia Night

Gather your friends and join us for 2019 Trivia Night. The theme will be Canadian Heritage Minutes. Feel free to dress up in tour favourite Minute inspired attire or featured personality!

 April 2019

APR 3

Port Talk: Dr. Andreas Etges

Join us in welcoming Dr. Andreas Etges underground as he discusses his latest work, From Confrontation to Détente? Controversies about a planned Cold War Museum at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie is the iconic site of a dangerous tank confrontation between American and Soviet forces in 1961.

APR 20

Easter at the Bunker

The Easter Bunny is at it again on his sixth visit to the Diefenbunker! With hundreds of places to hide in our 100,000 square foot bunker, we need help to find all of the eggs he left behind. 

 May 2019

MAY 4

23rd Annual Diefenbooker Race

The 23rd annual Diefenbooker Race is here! The funds raised support organizations in West Carleton that promote literacy, encourage physical activity or personal wellness. The Diefenbooker promotes community fun, as well as serious racing.

MAY 10, 11, 12

Dief the Chief: October 62

October 1962. A world on the brink of nuclear war! Relive the heart stopping story of the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John “Dief the Chief” Diefenbaker.

MAY 24, 25, 26

Dief the Chief: October 62

October 1962. A world on the brink of nuclear war! Relive the heart stopping story of the Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John “Dief the Chief” Diefenbaker.

 June 2019

JUN 1, 2

Doors Open Ottawa

On June 1 and 2, 2019, the City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa – a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. It is the second-largest Doors Open event in Canada, and one of the largest in the world!

 July 2019

JUL 1

Canada Day

Join us at the Diefenbunker Museum on Canada’s 152nd Birthday. We’ll have family-friendly activities, a Canada themed scavenger hunt through the entire 4 story underground Bunker, an obstacle course, and more!

 NOVEMBER 2019

NOV 16

Whisky Business

The Diefenbunker Museum is hosting its 8th annual whisky tasting fundraiser.