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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The Canadian Aviation and Space museums is a must go if you live or visit Ottawa. It takes you through the aviation and space exploration history in a fun and unique way that makes you love aviation if you’re not yet a lover. Don’t miss...More

Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Our second time visiting the Space Museum. Loved it both times. We were there Nov 12 2017 and paid the extra to see the 70+ planes in the other hangar. Well worth it !! Our guide Marie-Jose made the entire hour of the tour so...More

Thank Dianne644
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Any aircraft and aviation history buff will enjoy this place. Well groomed displays, hands-on things to do and great gift shop.

Thank LuluOttawa60
Reviewed 24 November 2017

While there would inevitably be comparisons to the Smithsonian, which is in a class unto itself, Canada's is definitely a top ten aviation museum and a must see for buffs like me. Hamilton has an advantage in that they have actual flying examples but still,...More

Thank Colin F
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs Team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank-you for sharing your feedback. We are working on renovating the various aircraft islands in the Museum. So far we have renewed the section on early aviation as well as parts of the First World War.

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Very professionally done, there are many airplane displays, large variety, interesting to see parts in of the Avro. Recommend going if you like airplanes and history

Thank Sevencee
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been to the aviation museum on many occasions and always find something new to see. Good place to visit with the family; several activities for children. It's a must see.

Thank Francine D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is my second review of the Canada Aviation and Space museum simply because of the less than good reviews that have been posted on here. It's annoying and so undeserved. Look, Canada is a massive country with a small population so aviation has been...More

Thank Brad S
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoy your visits and appreciate Canada's great aviation history.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This visit was really to entertain our 11yr old but I was surprised how interesting it was. Only one of the two hangers was open but plenty to see for 2-3 hours. The space section was small though. We went to an ejecter seat demo...More

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IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for leaving a review. The main Museum hangar is open daily. The reserve hangar can be visited during daily guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Times subject to change). We are not allowed to post website addresses in TripAdvisor answers, so please...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent collection. I was amazed by the number of one of a kind or near one of a kind planes. CanadaArm was very interesting as well as the small homage to the Canadian astronauts. Nice mix of planes from start of flight, WWI and WWII...More

1  Thank TheresWaldo
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. Having visited both Smithsonian aviation museums last December, I thought this may seem a little disappointing. But the strong Canadian focus, particularly the history of bush flying, as well as the quality of exhibits made this museum equally interesting for aviation...More

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Andrea M
11 January 2018|
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Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
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
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