Buried 75 feet underground for more than 30 years, Canadians knew nothing of their country's defence against a nuclear attack.
Now the veil of secrecy is lifted and the Diefenbunker is decommissioned. You can explore its underground hallways, sleeping quarters and the massive vault built to contain all of Canada's gold reserves. Concealed in the village of Carp, this four story subterranean command centre is something to behold.
What you can't see is the Machine Room - the heart and soul of the Diefenbunker.
We've heard you! The Machine Room should be open to visitors.
Imagine, at your next visit to the Diefenbunker, you could be standing in the Machine Room. If we achieve this goal you will be able to marvel at the mechanical and electrical considerations that make the Diefenbunker so unique and such an engineering wonder.
Let's inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and use this as a new way to teach those - young and old - about a different side of our preparedness during the Cold War. Let's inspire them together!
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