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The Diefenbunker is one of the most unique educational sites in Canada. Come tour the museum with your class or school tour group and let participants experience the complexities of the Cold War first-hand.
Let your class experience Canadian History…underground!
Schools from across Ontario and Quebec have brought their classes to Canada’s most significant Cold War site. Tours of the Diefenbunker allow students to immerse themselves in the Cold War and experience Canadian history from a perspective that cannot be achieved anywhere else. Students will walk down the Blast Tunnel and into the 1960s. They will see rooms that were pivotal to the continuance of government, such as the Prime Minister’s suite, the CBC Radio studio, the Bank of Canada vault, and the Emergency Government Situation Centre, and they will be able to stand in the War Cabinet Room where Canada’s emergency government would have made vital global decisions during a nuclear war.
The museum is open year-round, excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day. Tours are offered daily Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (special requests can be accomodated after 4:00pm). Tours are offered in English or French (with advance notice) and take approximately 45 minutes. Please book at least two weeks prior as space is limited.
Group Rates: (for groups of 10 people or more)
Adults/ Seniors: $12.50 plus GST ($13.13)
Youth (ages 6 -18): $ 6.00 plus GST ($ 6.30)
We offer one free adult admission per 15 youths. Bus driver and tour coordinator are complimentary. Free parking.
Click our Teacher's Checklist for quick tips on reserving a guided tour for your group.
To reserve, please fill out our Reservation Request form.
After your tour, please fill out a comment form and tell us what you thought of the tour.
Educators, please click here for educational programs and classroom exercises.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact:
1-800-409-1965, 613-839-0007 or
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