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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-991-3044
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its...

The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection, educational programming, activities, and special events. The Museum focuses on aviation in Canada, but within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the Museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight.The Collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest in the world.Care and development of this collection remains one of the Museum’s main purposes. The Museum practises conservation and restoration techniques to keep the collection in a condition equal to the highest standards.

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Well done - worth the visit

I like aircraft and was very glad to see that this place had some great thought put into the exhibits. Very nice and worth the visit. Don't forget to go into the other hanger... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like aircraft and was very glad to see that this place had some great thought put into the exhibits. Very nice and worth the visit. Don't forget to go into the other hanger though. It's very cool too.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the aviation museum is a must if you like planes. Lots of amazing history here and you can get up and close to many of them.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding collection of static displays well presented. Mostly warbirds, including a complete Lancaster bomber, but also many important civil aircraft such as the Beaver and pioneering craft including a full size replica of the Silver Dart.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a fan of both military planes and space exploration this museum was perfect! There is a great selection of aircraft, both military and civilian, and the layout is fantastic. Exhibits are arranged by decade/war and are surrounded by plenty of learning exhibits which are entertaining for adults as well as children. The space exhibits, including the learning centre about... More 

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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have any interest in airplanes or space travel this is a must visit location. Largely self-guided tours, however the displays are outstanding (largely static). Perfect for both young and old.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This museum is a little far from the downtown Ottawa, but it definitely worth a travel if you like to learn about aircraft and Space. The collection of aircraft starts from the first models and goes through to the 21st century. There are vary nice planes from Europe, US and Canada. There is also a very interesting exhibition dedicated to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Love the interactive games, role play groups for kids. The static displays were very informative. Love the whole museum!

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and big museum with a lot of planes to see. I really enjoyed the astronaut section. It s simple and don t get lost with too much to see. They have a great area with animation for little ones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great big, wide open, clean and well presented air plane exhibit. Excellent information/history notes at each plane. Great involvement for the children - scavenger, human projection simulation, amongst other things. We sat through a very good 20 minute talk on airplane ejection that got the kids involved as well. Don't miss the space exhibit tucked in at the side. In... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very Nice place to visit in Ottawa. Great collection very old and relatively recent planes.You may finish your tour between 2-3 hours. Some presentations are available. Guides are available too. Simulator of CF-18 for Extra $7. Parking for Max $6 per day.

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