SEVEN: Renewed Topographics

Written by Guest Blogger: Brett Leigh Dicks As a photography-obsessed teenage I used to covet the small selection of monographs the high school library dedicated to the medium. It was there in the sterile scholastic surrounds under the dull glow of neon light that I first encountered the work of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier–Bresson, Robert Frank, and Edward Weston. While my informative inspiration was somewhat … Continue reading SEVEN: Renewed Topographics

Who needs Vesper, when you have Moores?

Bond: I already have a dinner jacket. Vesper: There are dinner jackets and then there are dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you to look like a man who belongs at that table. Bond: How… it’s tailored? Vesper: I sized you up the moment we met… We’re here to help you dress the part! We’ve partnered with Moores Clothing for Men for … Continue reading Who needs Vesper, when you have Moores?

Spring is in the air – even underground!

The Diefenbunker started off strong in 2014 with a new website, new initiatives and a new vision for the year. Winter escaped us underground, and now – Spring has sprung and we’re sprouting new events like the grass above. April will close with a clever Easter Egg Hunt in our 100,000 sq/ft venue (talk about rewarding when you find the golden [chocolate] eggs!) on Saturday … Continue reading Spring is in the air – even underground!

DiefenSpies & the art of Morse Code

It’s that time of year again: the Diefenbunker is now headquarters for groups of spies in training. Spy Camp runs for 9 weeks this summer, and we’ve already graduated three great groups of new DiefenSpies! The theme for week two of Spy Camp was Making and Breaking Codes. They say that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. When it comes … Continue reading DiefenSpies & the art of Morse Code

Ottawa Museum Network’s Top 10 List

On behalf of its member museums, the Ottawa Museum Network would like to thank the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada for their continued support of Ottawa’s local museums and heritage community. This “Top Ten” list highlights just a few of the successful projects and accomplishments that have been made possible as a result of the generous funding provided … Continue reading Ottawa Museum Network’s Top 10 List

Operation Wake Sleeping Giant

Over the next couple months, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum will be undergoing a refresh project (AKA Operation Wake Sleeping Giant) with our online communications. One of the main goals of this project is to improve our visitor experience online. The creation of this new blog is one small step in our greater online communications strategy. We will be republishing some blog posts from This … Continue reading Operation Wake Sleeping Giant