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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-993-2010
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$32*
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Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
90%
Ranked #10 of 119 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its...
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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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Caracas, Venezuela
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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

As an "airman" i visited this museum and noticed all aircrafts/equipments in the show room are preserved very well, interesting histories of Canada aviation, i enjoyed my visit

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Toronto, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We spent 2 1/2 hours here, looking at displays of planes from throughout the history of Canadian Aviation. There are a couple of guided tours throughout the day, which we missed due to timing, but we did manage to catch the demonstration on the ejector seat, which was very interesting and informative. In our family, the Avro Arrow is of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The layout is great, the content they have is wonderful as it highlights not just the planes but how they were used in Canada's aviation history. The Avro Arrow display could use additional artifacts but is a wonderful testament to the engineering marvel that the Arrow represents.

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Maryland
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30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There are so many interesting planes and exhibits to see that we could have stayed there all day. There are also simulators and cockpits to sit in. It's very interactive. It's large and laid out very well. There's also a Space exhibit off to the side. The Space exhibit is extremely informative and also interactive. This museum is a great... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My first visit was for my boy's birthday. The museum organized an amazing visit, including dressing the children in full pilot uniforms. I also loved their souvenir shop!

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Ottawa
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice big open space but not much there. Really did not grab my attention, but my daughter loves just running around in all that open space.

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Monterey, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum is full of great airplanes, and more importantly, to me as an American who has visited the Smithsonian equivalents many times, it has some unique Canadian specimens that were particularly fascinating to see. That is, along with a collection of really fantastic planes from around the world.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I enjoyed the opportunity to see the forward fuselage section of the Avro Arrow jet. They've done a nice job highlighting float and bush operations in Canada. There is also an experimental VTOL aircraft on display. Do take the tour of the secondary exhibits building. Beautiful facility and worth visiting.

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Vancouver Island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The regular price is $13. If you pay $20 you can also enjoy a guided tour to the hangar by the museum. Well worth paying the little extra, you will get a lot more from your visit. The number of airplanes they have in display is immense, covering basically the whole 20th Century. This includes reconstruction of the famous Silver... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I will keep this review short as i'm about to go eat breakfast lol Very cool aviation museum with a nice collection of planes etc. It is free daily from 4pm-5pm so pop on down and take a look :)

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