Inside The Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum

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Take cover in style - well, 1960's Cold-War style.

The Diefenbunker, nicknamed after Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, was the secret hideaway built during the Cold War.

The war never came but the fear of nuclear bombs landing on Canadian soil was very real. So Diefenbaker had the shelter built during the late '50s to house key politicians and military officials as a precaution.

The bunker was also part of Canadian Forces Station Carp before it became decommissioned, housing as many as 150 personal at a time. It's now Canada's Cold War Museum in Ottawa - a monument to a bygone era.

But that won't stop "Like A Tourist" host Dan Rodo from giving you an inside-look at the Prime Minister's headquarters at this historic Ottawa landmark in the video above.

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