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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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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 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 aviation museums in the world. Museum Highlights: Largest surviving piece of the famous Avro Arrow (its nose section); the original Canadarm used on the Endeavour space shuttle; Lancaster WWII bomber; Life in Orbit: The International Space Station exhibition.
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11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all museums in Ottawa parking is no longer free so be prepared to pay. Now to the museum, it is really nice wide open area with lots of planes and other aviation things to look at. Kids love this place as it has lots...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most affordable tourist attractions in Ottawa at $38 for our family to enjoy it. Some incredible displays and an overwhelming amount of information. "Len" (Retired Air Force) the volunteer provided a wealth of information about the differrent exhibits. There is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was rather surprised at just how big this place is. Was well laid out with lots of information and some hands on stuff. The ISS information was well presented and eye opening. There was so much to see and lots of volunteer helpers ready to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All kinds of planes from the origin of planes to military to space. Some interactive exhibits for kids. Takes about 2 hours.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tour was very interesting and we learned a lot about the way planes have evolved from 1900-1950. We highly recommend Redbird, the flight simulator (it is worth the extra cost)!

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is really wonderful! I had two tours one free and one for C$7 both are 100% worth it to take!

Thank Younis B
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Is it aviation museum. There are some very unique aircraft at this museum. Some of them happen to be one of a kind. The CF 105 for example. This place is a must go if you like airplanes.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I took my kids (age 5 and 8) during March break and it was great. Since we have a museum pass we've been to this museum dozens of times before and thoroughly enjoy it. The pass is great, you have free admission to the museums...More

Thank Sensei_Wolverine
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IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoy being a member! The demonstration on polymers is part of our March Break programming. The Living In Space demonstration aims to showcase new experiments that could improve human living conditions in Space.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Really enjoyed the museum and the abundance of planes on display. The space section was also really cool with some great exhibits for both adults and children.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you do too - this is a great place for a lovely afternoon. Down the road are the stables where they keep the RCMP horses (check schedule for musical ride and stable tours) The other direction gets you to our uninhabited Prime Ministers residence...More

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Andrea M
11 January 2018|
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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
31 March 2017|
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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
28 April 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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