The once-secret Diefenbunker was built in 1959 to protect select members of the government in the event of a nuclear attack. Nicknamed after John Diefenbaker (who was prime minister at the time the facility was created), the bunker was transformed into a Cold War Museum in 1998 and deemed a National Historic Site of Canada. With daily guided tours, visitors are taken four storeys underground to visit the prime minister’s suite, the war cabinet room, the CBC radio studio, the Bank of Canada vault, the emergency government situation centre, and more. Don’t miss Cold War Cinema, where Cold War-themed films are screened deep in the bunker. See our listing for more details.
3911 Carp Rd., Carp, 613-839-0007, www.diefenbunker.ca