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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 #8 of 98 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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Mississauga, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
49 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This museum has a vast display, including a Typhoon on loan from the UK. The main building is immense with displays from the earliest days of flying on thoughtfully exhibited. The jewel in the crown is the hangar where an amazing collection of unique aircraft is stored, and some air undergoing restoration. There is an extra charge to tour the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have visited at least six times. What a great collection and everything is extremely well laid out. Staff and very friendly and I highly recommend the side tour of the hangar which has items that are not on public display. Also went up in a 1939 bi plane ride which was awesome.

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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've been here multiple times and it's incredible. The sheer amount of aircraft is close to overwhelming. The F-16 simulators are great, although they are a bit buggy, as you have to hold the stick pointing down periodically to maintain trajectory.

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Toronto
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11 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The staff was friendly, the venue very different with the opportunity to enjoy the history of flight. Lots of vintage planes to check out. We were there for a speciL event and it really went well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is always a fun, interesting and enjoyable time for us, our teen and toddlers. There is an activity/craft area for kids and tons of aircraft for our teen and us to enjoy with great history and info on each one.

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Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My kids and I have always enjoyed visiting this museum in Ottawa. It houses some amazing airplanes and related aviation history for Canada. Also has an incredible store full of items for any aviation enthusiast.

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Ottawa, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of our favorite museaum in Ottawa. They constantly have some new exhibit to see and re-visiting the older permanent ones is always interesting! Makes us feel "special" (or should I say old?!) when we see that the updates in their technology department includes "artefacts" that my husband and I used to support at the beginning of our... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perfect place for children and adults who still dream and also for serious people with knowledge of space and aviation

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Ottawa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like planes, this is one of the best places to go and see them. They also have flights available to view the city of Ottawa and area at an additional cost.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great displays. Unfortuate that they don't have all the artifacts on display. They seem to have over-rorated on having too much concern about renting out the museum as an events venue so there is a lot of empty space on the floor. Be sure to book a tour of the adjacent hangar that has a lot of the undisplayed artifacts... More

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