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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Carp > Diefenbunker
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created by thoughtcriminal on 1/9/2004 11:16 PM
last modified by skootles on 2/19/2012 5:56 PM
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This location has been labeled by its creator as Public, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Pictures ARE allowed, it's only a museum. Guided and self-guided tours are available.
 Basic Information
Type: Underground bunker
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
3911 Carp Road
Carp, Ontario
Owner: Diefenbunker – Canada’s Cold War Museum (Corporation)
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Probably the only bunker of anywhere near this size in the Western Hemisphere that is open to the general public. 4 levels, 350 feet square, plus an enormous bank vault intended to house the gold reserves of the Bank of Canada. Check out the broadcast studio, with vintage McCurdy consoles in pristine, unused condition that were narrowly rescued from being scrapped.

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1961
    Closed: 1994
     Required Equipment
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    The former Canadian Forces Carp Military Base, now home to Canada's Cold War Museum. A 100,000 square foot underground bunker constructed to insure continuity of the Canadian government in the event of nuclear war, it could accomodate 535 people.
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     Future Plans

    DeifenBunker Oct 2004
    Mon, Nov 1st, 2004
    posted by Jesus Jones

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     Photo Galleries
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    Two exterior pictures 12/9/2002
    Fri, Jan 9th, 2004
    posted by thoughtcriminal
    2 pictures
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    Tue, Apr 14th, 2009
    posted by kaj27
    2 pictures
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    Doors Open 2012
    Sat, Jun 2nd, 2012
    posted by Moderate
    10 pictures

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     Web Links
    Official website:
    Note that this page lists the status of smaller provinicial bunkers
    Cold War Nuclear Bunkers - Canada
    The Diefenbunker: Then and Now
    Opening up the Diefenbunker - CBC-TV broadcast Jan. 22, 1994
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 7/23/2012 10:39 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 23 12 at 10:39, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 15 12 at 21:30, Moderate updated gallery Doors Open 2012
  • on Jul 15 12 at 21:29, Moderate updated gallery Doors Open 2012
  • on Jul 15 12 at 21:19, Moderate added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 15 12 at 21:07, Moderate created a new gallery
  • on Feb 19 12 at 18:08, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 19 12 at 17:56, skootles changed the following: Owner, City, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Security Measures, Description
  • on Apr 19 09 at 11:05, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 17 09 at 11:03, kaj27 changed the following: Description, Web Links
  • on Apr 17 09 at 11:02, kaj27 updated gallery picture DSCI0713.JPG
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