Are you ready for the End of the World? We can help!

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Cold War Movies, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Events
People running from nuclear blast

Page from the 11 Steps to Survival guide issued by Emergency Planning Canada

Diefenbunker Team is hard at work preparing for the End of the World. December 21, 2012 is the last day of the Mayan calendar. What safer place to be at the End of the World than an underground nuclear bunker?!

December is all about preparing for the End here at the Bunker. On December 20, two hundred lucky listeners of 106.9 The Bear will be nestled safe 50-75 feet underground at midnight, listening to I Mother Earth and waiting for the End.

But what if you don’t believe that this is the End? On December 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm, we will be hosting a Survivor’s Brunch, so that the optimists can plan to attend. Join us for a brunch buffet of delicious food from the Swan at Carp. Be entertained by tales of survival, brought to you by the Ottawa Storytellers and experience our limited time “11 Steps to Survival” tour.

11 Steps to Survival

People taking cover from nuclear blastLooking for some tips on how to survive the End of the World?

This month only, the Diefenbunker brings you a special theme tour, designed around “11 Steps to Survival,” a guide published by Emergency Planning Canada during the Cold War.  This tour will take you through the Bunker, the 11 steps to surviving a nuclear attack and test your preparedness.

The tour is an hour long (give or take a few – depending on your survival skills), and will be offered following the Survivor’s Brunch on December 22 and before Cold War Cinema on December 18th at 6:00pm.

Take the tour before it’s too late!


2012 movie coverJoin us deep underground on Tuesday December 18th for Cold War Cinema. The apocalyptic movie “2012,” starring John Cusack, follows one family through a global cataclysm in the year 2012. Themes of emergency preparedness and continuity of government make this the perfect film for the end of the world at the Diefenbunker. You may even notice some similarities to Cold War planning.

The movie will begin at 7:00pm on December 18th, but be sure to join us for the 11 Steps to Survival Tour at 6pm.

Time: 7:00pm movie starts; optional tour at 6:00pm.

Cost: $8.00 for the movie, or $15.00 for the movie and tour.
As always, it is free for Museum Members & Connexion Card holders.

Complete event details can be found on our website at


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