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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
+1 613-993-2010
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Ranked #14 of 144 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection, educational programming, activities, and special events. The... more » Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection, educational programming, activities, and special events. The Museum focuses on aviation in Canada, but within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the Museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight.The Collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest in the world.Care and development of this collection remains one of the Museum’s main purposes. The Museum practises conservation and restoration techniques to keep the collection in a condition equal to the highest standards. « less
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Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My daughter and enjoyed our visit. They have an excellent collection of vintage aircraft and space memorabilia.

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Casselman
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

As a helper with my fathers Retirement Home outings, I was able to join them for this outing that was great for all of us. We had a veteran with us who gave us a little extra on the tour through his brilliant narrative. My recommendation is to find a group like that and ask 1 question. You will see... More

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Norwich, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Who love aviation will enjoy this tour. It s a jewelry collections well maintained. Lots of airplanes to see and also offers biplane rides and helicopter rides. The place is clean and have a little souvenir store and coffee shop for snaks

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very open, hangar-style museum with some very cool planes! We were here for a staff appreciation party, and this was an excellent, unique venue to do it in.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is inspiring.Air travel is really a recent form of travel.I can not imagine how courageuos those pioneers were.Their craft seem flimsy by todays standards.Lindberg flew here shortly aftr conquring the Atlantic.I am still amazed whenever I get on a huge heavy jet that it can fly.More amazing are the air pioneers who made it a reality.This place is worth... More

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north yorkshire
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic day here. It is great value for money and interactive for children. There are tours with a guide which would be better if they alternated English with French speakers each hour as children and some adults lose interest when there are long periods of time without information. There are lovely areas for picnics and great views... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The guide we had was very friendly and new quite a bit about the planes and the time in history of each one. We stayed for the second tour in the afternoon because we new she was going to do that tour as well. Would like to see a better wheel chair available for a full size male though.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was without a doubt a great time, especially looking at some of the earliest models and planes! My father was fascinated and completely in awe of the historical backgrounds to some of the aircrafts and the sheer volume of things to see made for an enjoyable afternoon! Definitely worth taking the time to see while in Ottawa!

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Nestleton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Don't forget to look up. A little overwhelming - everywhere you look is another plane! Hands on space exhibit was experiencing a little technical difficulty for still a hit.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Consider the museum triple pass (up to two adults and four kids for under $90). You will get your moneys worth touring the Aviation and Space Museum, Food and Agricultural Museum and the Science and Technology Museum. Pass can also be used at select Toronto Museums. Amazing interactive displays that will blow away parents and kids. Tour guides very helpful... More

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