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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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Wonderful collection of planes and aviation history

World class exhibit of aviation with hundreds of exhibits and planes from all over. Entire site is accessible to wheelchairs, families with strollers. Benches available to rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Ottawa Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

World class exhibit of aviation with hundreds of exhibits and planes from all over. Entire site is accessible to wheelchairs, families with strollers. Benches available to rest between exhibits. Information suitable for those really interested as well as those not experts.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums in Ottawa! Aircraft displays are informative and everything is layed out well and easy to explore, great for kids of all ages, check out the Tuck Shop for Aviation souvenirs as well! A few light food options only. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Spent some time, read into the history, of the planes and people involved with aircraft. One not miss going too

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Bucks County, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The displays were very educational, fresh and varied. We spent 2 1/2 hours at the museum. I was surprised to see a Canada Arm from the Space Shuttle and was awed by it. the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Rabat, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We spent a very pleasant afternoon in the museum. Although we are not aviation buffs, there was lots to see and the space travel section was especially well-presented.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Every time my cousin who used to be in the military comes to visit us in Ottawa we take in the Aviation Museum. There is so much history to look at and it is a great place to photograph. Our last visit we stayed for a demonstration on how the parachutes deploy and the safety measures concerning them. There are... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Brought the kids here to spend an afternoon - ended up having the BEST time! Lots to see and do and great pieces of history on display. Lots of hands-on activities for the kids. At the end of the day we ended up taking a helicopter tour over the city! An excellent day - and a great change from the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Museum has two hangers, first hanger you can walk around at your own pace, second hanger is guided only. Disappointed with museum, as we didn't want to wait an hour for the tour

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a great volunteer by the name of Stan help show us around and explain the exhibits. Stan made the afternoon worthwhile and informative. Found the visit rather expensive, you have to pay for parking, adult entry is $13 child is $8, makes for an expensive family outing.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have a friend that plays in the Centralaires Band and she gave me a family pass to the museum. My son sat through the concert for one hour and he was bopping his head enjoying the sounds of the band and even playing different instruments with his fingers. This museum show cases historical collection of aircrafts to jet age... More 

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