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“A world class Museum in a small friendly town”

Bomber Command Museum of Canada
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Nanton
Certificate of Excellence
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Ontario
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A world class Museum in a small friendly town”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stopping at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton is a must for anyone travelling south on #2 From Calgary with an interest in Aviation history.. They have built a very interesting collection of aircraft and memorabilia to honour those that served in Bomber Command and the B.C.A.T.P.

Visited September 2013
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Vulcan, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“amazing museum”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

we toured the Museum and were so impressed by the work that has been done and the continuing ongoing work, each display has so much detail and history. We spent 3 hours and want to return as there is so much to absorb. The Memorial Wall outside the Museum is worth the trip alone. An excellent job done by the volunteers. Don't miss the opportunity to tour this Museum

Visited March 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
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145 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I took a bus load of school kids there and it was a VERY interesting visit. The staff are very Knowledgeable. I would highly recomend this stop to anyone that's travling and site seeing.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nanton Air Museum”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I live about 45 minutes from this Museum, so if your coming from Montana up to Calgary you will drive right thru this town.. Not only is it a clean town but lots to see, besides the Museum the little main street has fabulous little shops and a FANTASTIS CANDY STORE, candies from back in the day. You can't miss the Museum, as their are Fighter Jets sitting outside, the museum itself is located inside a huge hanger . and most displays are open and you can wonder around. If you are into Military this is a must to see. They have a little gift shop inside , and if you are travelling with smaller children there is a park right outside and picnic tables. There is a beautiful memorial to all the Canadian pilots that were killed in missions surrounded by a little memorial garden There is a suggested donation to get in and all the money go's back into keeping this museum open and functional, all the personnel working thee are volunteers.

Visited October 2013
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Coaldale, Canada
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239 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Incredibly Proud”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

AS residents of Souther Alberta for many decades, we have been past this venue many times, and stopped on for visits on several occasions as well. We remember seeing the Lancaster Bomber sitting alone along the highway and have witnessed the growth of what was called the Nanton Lancaster Society, and now the Bomber Command Museum of Canada. We made sure wee were there for the anniversary of the Dambusters raid in 1943.
We decided at that time to become "square footers" which is a level of membership in the museum.
We have been back twice since then, the most recent for the Firing up of Four.
I can't describe the feelings I get when I think of the members of Bomber Command in general, the 50000 members, over 10000 of whom were Canadian, who gave their lives in the Second World War.
The closest thing is complete and utter pride. I am proud of all service men and women, proud of all veterans who come home scarred, physically, emotionally or both. Proud to be Canadian.
Most especially I feel honoured to have been there to see the start up four engines on FM 159, now one of only 4 taxiable Lancasters in the world to have all 4 running engines.
The crowds were incredible, half the main highway closed due to the number of attendees.
I will continue to support and visit this great venue. It is a tribute to those who gave the supreme sacrifice.

Visited September 2013
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