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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Amazing history. Totally successful

It uses aviation to tell the story of 20th century Canada. Bush pilots and war planes very well... read more

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Dan D
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London, United Kingdom
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Lots of Canadian gems.

Great place to visit if you are in the Ottawa area. It is far from the Parliament area but you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jeff c
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Burnaby, 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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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 2 days ago

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
Thank jeff c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank 88WorldTraveller2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took another tour of this spectacular building and collection. I lived in the PMQs at CFB Rockcliffe in the 70s when most of these aircraft were stored in 3 old WWII hangars at the bottom of the hill by the airport. An amazing collection of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We took our 3 year old grandson on a mini vacation and one of the stops was at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Our grandson was THRILLED with the mini wooden airplanes that he could ride around through the museum. He was all smiles....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank justjo008
IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again in a few years!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

a great family experience or just by your self. The history here is fantastic, and you are close up to each aircraft. Lots of hands on items , staff are accommodating to answer questions or take your picture

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The Museum of Aviation and Space is a great stop for all families. It is certainly somewhere that would be recommended for children who are school age. There are a few activities for the little kids but not as much as one may expect. As...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Josie M
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs Team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank-you for sharing your feedback. On weekends and holidays we offer a variety of programs and activities for younger visitors. 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...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to see staff friendly and very amazing stuff to see and will go back again to see they do a wonderful job

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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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
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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.