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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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Very interesting place to go

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
delarge57
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Ottawa, Canada
Worth taking tour

Take a tour of the museum and learn the history of planes. If your child is into planes then this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SamreenAhsanCanada
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Toronto, 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

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed November 22, 2018

If you love Flight and Aviation to here. An absolutely amazing collection of Airplanes and Helicopters. As you walk in, look up, there's an upside down Snowbird trainer on the ceiling. This place is full old time and newer planes and jets from a Lancaster...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Wife, grandson and I took in a visit to the museum and spent a couple of hours exploring history. Amazing collection of aircraft and static displays.From the Silver Dart to today's space exploration. Found the experience rather dull in that there was little interaction with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip C
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Thank-you for sharing your feedback. Visitors cannot interact with the aircraft on display so that they can be preserved for future generations. We do offer special demonstrations, cockpits that visitors can sit in ( Cessna 150, Tutor and MIG-21) as well as special tours for...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

My kids love this place, I myself learned a lot about aviation history. The airplane ride was - 'Wow'. Too bad, because of the weather, did not have to chance to go on the open cockpit plane. Excellent place to spend 2 to 3 hours.

Date of experience: October 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
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Swathi C
March 30, 2017|
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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
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Bruce S
April 28, 2016|
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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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BlueSkyHeart
Toronto, Canada
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|
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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.