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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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Located in a quiet green place by the Ottawa River, this huge museum sports a spectacular collection of airplanes from different epochs. When you first enter the hall, you can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Located in a quiet green place by the Ottawa River, this huge museum sports a spectacular collection of airplanes from different epochs. When you first enter the hall, you can't help but feel awe seeing all these machines. It takes hours to walk around. You can also sit in a pilot seat of real Russian and American fighter jets, which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Overall very good. If you go on the weekdays then you don't have so many little kids. I really loved the early aivation such as pre 1950"s.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The whole family enjoyed the Museum. There were hands on exhibits for children. We have been to other Aviation Museums and this one ranked right up there . We would go back

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised here ... Clean throughout. Right amount of verbiage on informational boards. Plane exhibited were good; not everything but enough to maybe arouse your interest. Diversity too: engines, early flight era, future possibilities. Not expensive. Hands on demonstrators. Enjoyed seeing activities for real young-ins. Invitation table if your interested in taking a Bi-plane flight. Enjoyed the Life on... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent visit for my family, even though neither of my kids is really into aviation. There are small presentations worth watching, as well as little activities and hands on things to try around. Don't miss the fantastic space exhibit off to the side - very informative and my 6 year old is still talking about it.

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Oshawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I am actually not a fan of planes but went anyways and glad I did. It was very interesting. Amazing displays great collection. A lot larger exhibit then I expected.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband wanted to go and loved the place. I am not as thrilled about planes though and could give or take it. I recommend going on one of the free guided tours as they explained the stories behind what you were looking as which made it much more enjoyable. Took the biplane ride which is an additional cost. Amazing.... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I didn't take any tour since I came really early but you can get a lot of information by the museum itself. Great history of the progress of the planes. Some stories about war heroes. The space section was small but great also. Nice facts and an opportunity to have the same view than the astronauts

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Well kept display of artifacts. We paid an additional fee for the guided tour of the hangar which has extra items in it and it was well worth the cost to be able to hear the details about the various planes and to get up close to them. Our guide, Tam, was excellent.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My kids and I love the museum. There are some options to fly in a helicopter, old plane or a jet simulation Free tour was interesting and fun. Many old planes

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-993-2010
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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