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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is easily accessed and full of history. Good cafe for light snacks and tea/coffee Take a full day

Thank zdardi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aviation and space buffs come from all over the world to view the collection because it is one of the most comprehensive in the world. Do not miss it!

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic experience for children of any age over 3 and for adults, it provides an eye into the history of aviation both on the commercial and military sides. The interactive displays and opportunities to sit in the cockpits of various aircraft or to take...More

Thank 263beatriceh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked the Bubble program for kids. It was very interactive and kept their attention. The space facts were interesting.

Thank nanhargreaves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This new museum is a beautiful attraction for all ages. And they don't charge anything for war vet and Army. Thanks for your generosity!

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was totally blowed away with this event. I was there for a confernece and we had the event in the Museum. So many planes to see and explore. I believe every child should have a field trip to this museum in the future.

Thank Boris2552
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this musrum with our 9 and 11 year old who love planes! We were expecting them to be able to see inside some of them but that wasn't an option. I know some of these planes are old and have to be preserved...More

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IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for sharing your feedback and for your understanding that the aircraft are artifacts. They are not accessible to the public so that they can be showcased and displayed for generations to come. This is true even for the newer aircraft, where lots of touching...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the expériences of those who dedicated their lives and lived for their passion , much to learn

Thank Kat2955
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attend an event at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. What a fantastic place, the exhibits were amazing and the staff were very professional. Great place to visit!!

Thank Fern D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was a pleasant surprise. It was laid out very well and the space content was an interesting twist. Very much enjoyed touring this museum.

Thank wrxcat
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Swathi C
31 March 2017|
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Response from mitchd117 | Reviewed this property |
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
Bruce S
28 April 2016|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
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
Rainbow B
13 June 2015|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for interest in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Yes, we offer activities for children, one in particular is called "Zoom to the Moon" for children ages 3 to 7, this is offered on Sunday, at 11 a.m. in... More