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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-991-3044
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Superbly presented exhibits

Worth a visit, as the exhibits were excellent. Only criticism (struggling hard here) was that there seemed to be a lack of guidance as to what was there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hythe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a visit, as the exhibits were excellent. Only criticism (struggling hard here) was that there seemed to be a lack of guidance as to what was there.

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Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

at the end of the day it is still possible to see a good portion of the museum, if we lived closer I would do it often!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to spend some time and to see vintage aircraft. It was also a terrific place for a wedding reception.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so interactive for kids. Lots to see. I wish the space exhibit were a little bigger but overall we had an amazing time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely well laid out museum a lot of military history Canadian air force with a lot of information attached staff very helpful well priced entry fee if you are into aircraft and history it is worth a visit

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Stowe, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience. Something for everyone... not just history or plane buffs. The flight simulator was a blast (you might need advance reservations).

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into the history of aircraft and exploration of space, a definite place to visit, depending on your level of enthusiasm you could easily spend several hours here.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to check out the Starfleet Academy that accompanies the Aviation Museum before it closed. I was more interested in the Aviation Museum. A variety of aircraft, history and connections to my home province with an exhibit of Alexander Graham Bell's Silver Dart made this experience top notch for me. There are, I am assuming, replicas of early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to see this museum. We have year long pass. There are lots of awesome aircraft which I never tire of visiting. They have a Messerschmitt Me 262 in original condition and colours. My good friend Rudy Waller (d) was a pilot of one of these.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went as my son wanted to go, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it myself. Great range of planes and you can get really close.

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