Enter the Bunker to experience fun challenges empowering people in today’s world. We believe that chance favours the prepared mind, and that the best way to be prepared is by challenging every aspect of your life. We inspire growth by empowering people to step out of their comfort zone (their failure zone) and into what is possible. We invite everyone to join us in challenging each other to become better versions of who we are so that you can survive and thrive.
Our 64,000 sq/ft real ex-military Cold War Bunker is located in Debert, Nova Scotia, just 10 minutes outside of Truro. Although originally built to shelter high-ranking military personnel in the event of a nuclear attack, the bunker has now been transformed into a place where your world can be challenged.
Our live streaming show with hosts Jonathan and Kelly provides a way for everyone from around the world to Enter the Bunker. We engage with our audiences to provide challenges that will inspire you and your friends in ways that will show you how to be prepared in today’s world.
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Play laser tag in the “Black Box” where you will be challenged with your teammates in various battle simulations. Challenge yourself to launch your nukes first before the other side does! Be on the USA or USSR mission control in our one-of-a-kind War Games Escape Rooms! Go back in time to the golden era of serial killers and see if you can survive The House at the End of the Street Escape Room!
In addition to fun challenges, you can have a private historic tour of our 64,000 square foot underground fallout shelter. While immersed in this piece of Canadian history you will see our collection of artifacts from the Cold War era, and get all the historic details on what happened here through out the years.
The bunker is here for those who are ready for challenges, self growth, and inspiration, all the while having the comfort of knowing, you’ve Entered the Bunker!
History of the Debert Diefenbunker
For over 10,000 years this area has been part of Mi’kmaki, the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq. These are the ancestral and unceded lands of the Mi’kmaq people. To learn more, visit the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre down the street. You can also visit the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, near Truro.
As the Second World War looms, the North Nova Scotia Highlanders arrive in Debert to clear land and begin construction of CFS Debert.
Canadian troops on their way to Europe via the east coast stop off in Debert first. While here, they prepare for deployment, practicing at the shooting range. From here they are sent to Halifax via train. Once in Halifax they board their ships to Europe.
The detonation of the first nuclear bomb, Trinity, on 16 July, 1945, marks the start of the Atomic Age.
The Cold War begins in earnest when US President Harry Truman pits the USA and its allies against Communism.
John Diefenbaker becomes Prime Minister of Canada. He leads the only Progressive Conservative victory between the years 1930 and 1979.
Construction begins on the Central Emergency Government Headquarters in Carp, just outside Ottawa. This “Diefenbunker” is now a national historic site of Canada, and houses the Canadian Cold War Museum.
Construction begins on the Regional Government Headquarters at CFS Debert.
The Debert Diefenbunker opens in 1964 – and is already obsolete. Despite this, the site remains operational. The military continues using the shelter as a communications centre.
The Debert bunker is officially decommissioned by the military. Because access is no longer restricted, the Debert Military Museum is able to offer tours of the facility.
In 2005 the bunker houses the Regional Gliding School (Atlantic) headquarters.
A private company purchases the bunker and briefly advertises it as a secure data facility.
Jonathan Baha’i purchases the bunker in a tax sale – big plans are underway! Several companies move into the bunker in the following years.
With renovations underway, the Debert Diefenbunker opens to the public once again. As of 2018, Enter the Bunker offers one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, corporate bookings, historical tours, and more.
The bunker is back, and it’s better than ever!
Early in 2020 Nova Scotia government utilizes it’s Emergency Health Order powers to force the bunker and all businesses across the province to shut down justified by reports of a novel virus called Covid19.
Enter the Bunker no longer open to the public in person, provide a live streaming experience to help empower people around the world through fun challenges.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” –Michael Jordan.