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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 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection...
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I had a work-related event to attend at this museum recently and very much enjoyed it. It is very well laid out, and very interesting. There are lots of wonderful vintage planes and exhibits to see. If you are interested in the field of aviation and the history associated with it I would strongly recommend visiting this museum. The staff... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This museum is exceptionally planned with an easy layout to view all sides of various eras of airplanes. The guided tour just gave us highlights of certain planes leaving us time to explore the rest on our own. There is a centre area for rambunctious kids to ride mini airplanes. This is a museum recommended for all ages.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like airplanes and the history of aviation in Canada, this museum is a must-see. Starting with the earliest airplanes where one flew exposed to the open air, to the latest inventions of the space age, there is something here for everyone. My favorite is the Silver Dart which is suspended so you can see how it could look... More 

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ottawa
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10 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great place for everyone especially children. Well organized. Many exhibits. Our grandson (3 years old) enjoyed himself there while the older ones really liked the flight simulators. Kids over twelve get to try a real flight simulator. Great family outing since the science museum will be closed for quite a while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is amazing! The kids will love this place and adults of old and new planes. They up grade the place and kids can play on wooden airplanes and pretend they are flying! Come and see ull won't be disappointed!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I went to the Aviation Museum on a class trip and to said it was awesome is an understatement. It was amazing, I have been there before but I didn't see the upstairs balconies which display a very beautiful panoramic view of the museum. Also, I noticed a small hallway near the front and I entered it. It was a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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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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