Waiting Out The Storm – Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Experience Canada’s most significant Cold War site. This National Historic Site of Canada is an underground nuclear bunker built in secrecy in 1958 during the height of the Cold War. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker authorized the creation of the Central Emergency Government Headquarters (nicknamed “Diefenbunker” by the opposition parties). it was meant to house the top officials of the government and military during the risk of nuclear attack.
We will travel by motor coach and visit this unique historic site. The tour will take you through recreations of government rooms, living quarters, and cryptographic areas. Some of the focal points include the Prime Minister’s suite, the War Cabinet Room, the Medical Centre, and the Bank of Canada Vault.
Travel on to the nearby scenic Mill Town of Almonte along the banks of the Mississippi River. There will be time for lunch, some exploration of the boutiques, shops, and the picturesque river walkway. Time permitting, you can visit the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum housed in a historic woolen factory. Stay tuned for further details!

Price: $75 CAD
Tour Date: Tuesday July 4, 2023
Tour Duration: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meetup: Meetup Time: 8:45 am Westin Ottawa Lobby
Included: Bus, Entrance to Diefenbunker Museum, Water
Not Included: Lunch, Entrance to Textile Museum
Accessibility: Please note that the Diefenbunker is mostly accessible. There is an elevator available for use for people with limited mobility.
Space is Limited


  • Transfer
    • Convention registration can be transferred to another person before June 1, 2023 by contacting [email protected] and providing the new person’s information.
  • Cancellation
    • Cancellation requests must be sent to [email protected].
    • Before June 1, 2023: A refund, minus a $25 admin fee, will be processed.
    • After June 1, 2023: No refunds, however the Fun Badge tour can be transferred to another registered attendee at no cost.


All tours are transferrable. Tours are cancellable (with full refund minus $25 admin fee) before June 1, 2023 with the exception of the Fun Badge Tour which is non-refundable.


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