National Air Force Museum of Canada

National Air Force Museum of Canada, Trenton

National Air Force Museum of Canada

National Air Force Museum of Canada
4.5
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) is proud to honour the heritage of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Discover an aviation history full of valour and tradition through a wide variety of exhibits, interactive activities and displays, including the fully restored World War II Halifax Bomber (the only one of its kind in the world!). Our 16-acre Airpark features both historic and active aircraft on view for an up-close and personal aviation experience. Also in the Airpark are some 11,000 Ad Astra Stones and 35 Monuments that tribute past and current members of the RCAF.
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,628 contributions
Aug 2021
Having paid our admission, we were greeted by a very friendly man, a volunteer I assume, whose name I should have asked in order to give him praise on this site. Mea culpa: I did not. Anyway, he gave a full account of the Handley Page Halifax heavy bomber that is prominently displayed in the hall, complete with the story of the April 1945 mission that left it sunk in the Norwegian lake from which it was retrieved 50 years later. After that we were on our own, and we toured both the hall, which has lots of history, and the park full of military aircraft outside, including a Spitfire, a Hurricane, and an F86 Sabre. Great stuff. Highly recommended for kids and adults!
Written August 16, 2021
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Dennis B
Ottawa, Canada965 contributions
Aug 2020
We were fortunate enough to visit the museum on the first day of re-opening after the Covid lockdown. All required Covid protocols were being followed. We were the second couple to enter and almost had the exhibits to ourselves.

This museum provides a display of nearly all the aircraft used by the RCAF/CAF. In addition there are numerous other artifacts used by the Air Force. There are several very eager veterans who will be pleased to answer all questions.

This is a very family friendly museum and is a must see if you are in the area.
Written August 18, 2020
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Anita H
6 contributions
Dec 2021
Because my Dad, who was a WWII veteran as well as a peacetime RCAF Cpl in Trenton, I wanted to visit the museum. The grounds are laid out well, permitting a good area in which to view everything and the nostalgia associated with the remembrance bricks and plaques makes the visit well worthwhile. If you have no one to feel nostalgic about, there are still lots of aircraft to see.
Written December 5, 2021
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2TravelHonies
Toronto, Canada1,032 contributions
Aug 2020
If you love history and/or aviation, this is the place to visit. Lot to learn about Canadian aviation history and the artifacts were amazing. Right beside the Air Force base, it is a great museum.
For $10 per adult, it's a fair price to support a good cause in preserving history.
Spent less than 2 hours here for a great outdoor walk and good indoor display.
Written September 2, 2020
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LegoDad77
Alert, Canada1,357 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Located right next to the Air Force Base you'll see planes zipping overhead while you enjoy your time there.

There is lots to see, new stuff includes an Olympic gold medal, the bear in a new location and you can catch a glimpse of the giant plane they are restoring.

As of March 2022 they still require masks and proof of vaccination.
Written March 17, 2022
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LegoDad77
Alert, Canada1,357 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Located in the heart of Trenton's Airbase this a must see regardless of where you live!

It's reopened and they have taken all the COVID precautions, arrows on the floor, limiting visitors, etc.

They also have the bear hidden, you have to be crafty to find him!

The outdoor display is also open.

Not sure about a Wi-Fi, but there are a TON of Pokemon stops and gyms!!!
Written August 28, 2020
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LegoDad77
Alert, Canada1,357 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Great place to visit on both a rainy and a sunny day! It is large and spacious. They have arrows on the floor directing traffic; as far as COVID goes it is perfect! Not too busy, lots to see and do.

The flight trainers are currently closed.

They still have the bear search challenge with a very cool reward when you find him!

The outside displays are also very cool!
Written July 30, 2021
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Nancy G
Toronto, Canada22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great way to learn about the beginning and ongoing Air Force in Canada. While there, we were able to witness training going on in the skies above, which was pretty cool, definitely makes you proud. The planes are pretty cool and the volunteers at this facility are amazing, knowledgeable and very helpful. The price for entry is unbelievably low. Since the government doesn’t help in the efforts to restore these planes it’s an amazing place that we have. Great way to spend the day. It’s open and airy, and surprisingly they do not need to see vaccine certification for COVID. All COVID protocols are in place, therefore some things are not available. Enjoyed it a lot!
Written October 2, 2021
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Samuraiword
Toronto, Canada207 contributions
Jul 2021
This place is amazing. We went on Jul 31 and even my kids had a good time. Great staff. Cafeteria is clean and has a wide choice of sandwiches and the price is reasonable. The only thing I don’t like it’s the smell of the gasoline inside the premises from one of the planes. Overall we had a great time.
Written July 31, 2021
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Wally389
New Glasgow, Canada226 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
We visited the CFB Trenton area during the month of June 2012. I must admit I was very impressed by the display and layout of the National Air Forces Museum of Canada. My visit was short as I was only able to spent roughly 2 hours....however, I was so impressed that I will make sure that I have ample time to see and feel the exhibits that are on display. I am a former Canadian Armed Forces retiree and I have served in the Army, Navy and Air Force for over 25 years. I must say that I felt so proud to have served after viewing this wonderful tribute to all Canadians who had the opportunity to do their part. Great job for everyone who contributed their ideas and to those who donated special family items which are now displayed for all to see. Thank you all so very much.........
Written May 15, 2013
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