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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-993-2010
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its...
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.
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Nice museum

I visited this museum many times, and every time i found something new. This time I was told that the last hour every day is for free. Nice collection of aircraft from different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum many times, and every time i found something new. This time I was told that the last hour every day is for free. Nice collection of aircraft from different countries. Interesting stories about pilots, heroic acts, history. You can book a flight over the city on the old fashion plane (I did it once for my... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum as part of the Museum Passport. It was a pleasant experience to see all the planes and helicopters. Fun activities for the kids.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum eight years ago, however, today was like seeing it for the first time. There is always something new to learn here. My husband was in aviation for 35 years and I enjoyed seeing and hearing about the many aircraft at the museum that he had flown in during his career. A highlight today was a tour... More 

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Wigan, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Decided to visit the museum whilst my wife and daughter visited the RCMP museum nearby. As we were using the Gray Line bus, I had around 2 hours to visit which was just sufficient time to take in all the exhibits and displays, plus a bite to eat in the cafe. Definitely one for those with an interest in aircraft,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a good time here overall. The highlight was definitely the space exhibit which was much more hands on and interactive, which our kids under age five enjoyed a lot. The aviation area was indeed neat for us to see the different planes, however it was a very static display with only a small number of hands on activities... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good museum for children of all ages. Many interactive activities. Displays and exhibits are informative and visually impressive.

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really enjoyed this. I am a bit of a history junkie and this museum hit the spit perfectly. Plenty of staff on hand to explain anything that's not there at the side of each exhibit. Well worth 2 hours of anyone's time.

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scarborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I arrived late so we missed all the extra activities. The museum even without that was excellent. I was surprised by that lack of visitors to be honest given the quality of the museum and I say that as somebody who is really not interested in planes. My son was able to get into the cockpit of a fighter jet;... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a great experience for any pilot or aviation enthusiast. My boyfriend is a pilot and really enjoyed the museum. Lots to see here. But...parking should be free - it's a museum!

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Mascouche, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Husband loves airplanes and wanted to visit this museum for a long time. I went there not expecting much. I am not a fan of airplanes except to board one when going on vacation. At first glance this place does not look that big but once you start going around and reading all the useful information about planes (in French... More 

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