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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great Indoor Display of Historic Aircraft

When I visited it was -10C outside with lots of snow on the ground and freezing rain showers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff R
Wings of the past and future

Great place to spend a day, especially when the Ottawa winters curtail your outdoor activities. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Located on a former military air base just 5 kilometres from the Prime Minister’s residence in Ottawa, the Museum focuses on aviation in Canada within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution...more
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11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited it was -10C outside with lots of snow on the ground and freezing rain showers, however, inside the Museum it was pleasant and warm. The museum is very spacious with excellent modern facilities. It has a reasonable, given the amount there is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to spend a day, especially when the Ottawa winters curtail your outdoor activities. You can take a fast walk through and see examples of Canada's flying history as well as future space endeavours. You should take the time to read all the display...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ernestb100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful guides and lots of interesting artifacts. Well worth a visit by yourself or as a family. Especially interesting if you have a family connection to aviation.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caledongirl2014
Reviewed January 6, 2019

It is worth the money to go you see a lot of different air craft from old to new. You can see right inside some of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank delarge57
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Take a tour of the museum and learn the history of planes. If your child is into planes then this is a good place to take your kids there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

The museum carries a comprehensive artifacts and histories of Canadian aviation, civil as well as military. There are interactive booths attract the participation of young visitors. Air plane cockpits offer young the experiences of an airplane pilots. Space section exhibits the activities of astronauts in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Those who know and like flying and / or history will enjoy this venue. It is very spacious and well laid out and has a wide variety of artifacts of interest and Canadian Pride. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Culture802433
Reviewed December 23, 2018

I have visited this museum several times. First when I was a kid myself, then as an adult and now with my kids. Kids of any age can enjoy this museum but this last visit our kids (8 & 10 years old) really started appreciating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thank-you for sharing your comments. Parking fees are reinvested in Museum programming.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

It uses aviation to tell the story of 20th century Canada. Bush pilots and war planes very well represented. A fantastic aviation museum that compares with any in the world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dan D
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Great place to visit if you are in the Ottawa area. It is far from the Parliament area but you can reach this place by bus. Parking fee is charged but not too bad. The souvenir shop is nice. The museum has some cool Canadian...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andrea M
January 11, 2018|
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Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Parking is $3.00 per hour, up to a maximum off $8.00 per day. We are not allowed to post website addresses in TripAdvisor answers, so please Google the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and you will find our website... More
Swathi C
March 30, 2017|
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Response from mitchd117 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no problem bringing kids of any age to the museum there are many things to do and see, the helicopter rides I believe you can book in advance but it all comes down to weather. Call the museum and they can give... More
Bruce S
April 28, 2016|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for the delayed response. The Museum is fully accessible and barrier-free. Regular and motorized wheelchairs are available at no extra cost. Designated accessible spaces are also available in the Museum parking... More
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Your favourite low-key museums and galleries (3 Replies)
Question for Ottawa residents or regulars :) Aside from the usual suspects, like Canadian War Museum, National Gallery of Canada and Canada Aviation and Space Museum - what smaller and less well known museums and galleries do you like? For example, in Toronto there is Bata Shoe Museum - it doesn't rank nowhere as high as the other two big ones nearby, but is a very neat place with a specific theme, lower ticket costs and pretty much no crowds ever. What gems would I be able to find...More
July 29, 2016|
Response fromphpr|
The Bytown Museum, right on the canal is a nifty little place - explains the history of Ottawa and the canal - which is of course a UNESCO World Heritage site (people often forget that). Rideau Hall is another of my favorites ... beautiful grounds and the Hall is lovely.