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BC Aviation Museum

1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
+1 250-655-3300
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Nicely done and presented

This museum is active in acquiring planes and pieces of aviation history and is run by volunteers... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
Pataec
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Airplanes

the Bc aviation museum is very low key and quiet not like the British London or Kent UK or... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
mulgrew
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vancouver
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Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft on display in Sidney, at The BC Aviation Museum! Where learning and fun meet! Memorable visitor experiences include: • Sit in the cockpit of a warplane. • Discover the history of our valiant Canadian aviation pioneers with our passionate tour guides or on a self-guided visit. We’ve been collecting and preserving 8,000+ aviation books, 13,500+ photographs. Don't miss our gift shop - the perfect place to find aviation themed gifts. Come explore the BC Aviation Museum in Sidney, located near the Victoria International Airport.
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1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
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"victoria airport"
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"open house"
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"personal tour"
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"turbo prop"
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"lots of interesting things"
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This museum is active in acquiring planes and pieces of aviation history and is run by volunteers. If that's your thing, then this is worth a stop. A volunteer walked around with us and shared his wealth of knowledge. We found it very interesting...small but...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

the Bc aviation museum is very low key and quiet not like the British London or Kent UK or Washington DC air museums but its interesting and contains plenty of Canadian private and military aircraft

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Staff here are more than helpful. They explain history of various artifacts. sots of parking and a very reasonable price for entry.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Aside from the fact the museum is incredibly small with just a handful of planes, many of which are replicas, this attraction is not child friendly. There are very few exhibits children can touch or experience, and the exhibits that are available (there are four)...More

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John L, General Manager at BC Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

I'm sorry to hear that you had such an unpleasant experience, particularly since we try hard to be child-friendly. I will be circulating your email across our volunteer group to remind them of the importance of sensitive treatment for our customers. Among our twenty-five aircraft...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We always look for the local aviation museum when we travel, so dropped in here, and spent quite a while seeing some great old planes, we had a personal tour guide who was quite knowledgeable, all up a great time.highly recommended.

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

There's lots of Wart-time planes and equipmet used by pilots from World War 1 and 2. If someone in your family was a Pilot, bring them here and they'll have lots of stories to tell you. What you see is a plane, but what they...More

1  Thank Matthew_Ford
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

I took my wife's second cousin, Paul, who was a retired avionics specialist here. I've had my cub pack here numerous times, and they always enjoyed it, but this time around I had a second tour guide, Paul, and got some first hand stories. The...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We went out to their open house and were thinking we would look around for an hour but we were so surprised to see now many planes and the history they have. We could have spent five hours there reading all the history and looking...More

1  Thank CanadaPowell
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

This great air museum features mostly military aircraft but there are some civilian planes too. There are a lot of great volunteers who restore and know the aircraft well and if you get as lucky as we did you may even get a tour from...More

Thank Joe W
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We were very impressed with number, history and quality of aircraft. The onsite tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly also passionate about their museum. There were also many planes you could tour inside and sit in cockpits, which was a real thrill for the...More

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Response from jcrev2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I can't remember what it was, and it is not on their website. You can call 250-655-3300 during daytime hours to find out.
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Response from celticmorning2 | Reviewed this property |
Open from 10:00 to 4:00 during the day thru Sept. 30th. You would have to keep an eye on him. We were with a group of 4 people so small group setting. I think he would enjoy it for sure. It is not overwhelming like some... More
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