Did you know that employees at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Carp were only allowed to invite their family members to see their underground workplace one day per year? That day was Canada Day! As employees of CFS Carp were obligated to keep their work secret from their friends and family, we are now happy to reveal the perspective of the former “Bunker” employees in our … Continue reading Writing Home to Mom on Canada Day
Have you ever wondered how many people can fit in the Diefenbunker? Originally, it was built to be “home” to 535 military and government officials for 30 days, but when we first opened as a museum in 1998, fire code only allowed for 60 people at one time. In 2010, we underwent a huge retrofit to our fire and safety systems and increased our capacity … Continue reading Doors Open Ottawa: A Bunker Success!
Did you know that the Cold War began in Ottawa? Shot in Ottawa and released in May 1948, The Iron Curtain movie depicts the true story of one of the greatest events in Canadian history, the defection of Igor Gouzenko on September 5, 1945. As an encoding clerk working in a secret department within the Soviet Embassy on Charlotte street Gouzenko was aware of much of … Continue reading The Iron Curtain
Still wondering what you are going to do for Father’s Day this Sunday? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered (pun intended)! Here is your “West is Best” itinerary for the Day: 11:30am: Man-fast Every great man needs to start his day off right with FOOD! Head to the Cheshire Cat’s newly renovated patio for a pint of beer and some Bangers and Mash. For the … Continue reading Come to the Ultimate Man Cave for the Ultimate Man for the Ultimate Man Day!!