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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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+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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Lots of planes from the beginning to present day

I really liked seeing all the planes on display. I was there back in 1993 and they didn't have this many, so this visit was more worth it. Some very cool WWII planes and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I really liked seeing all the planes on display. I was there back in 1993 and they didn't have this many, so this visit was more worth it. Some very cool WWII planes and the MiG-15 was a treat. They have to put a lot of the planes close together, so it's not always possible to get a good shot... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This museum is farther away from the downtown core. You can drive or bike to this place but would suggest to take bus #7 from Rideau and Cumberland. Follow google maps, there is small trail to reach the museum, it is worth exploring. The museum has lot of airplanes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I had an unexpectedly great time at the Starfleet exhibit. There are dozens of interactive displays and enough stuff to see that you could probably spend over around 2 hours in there. Pro tip: the staff told us that the first entry time in the morning always sells out, so if you wait for a later start time then you'll... More 

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Stouffville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Our family (with girls aged 7 & 11) really enjoyed our time at the museum. There are several interactive exhibits for the young ones, and plenty of things for the older ones to do. The museum has a really impressive collection of older and more modern airplanes to look at. I especially enjoyed sliding into the cockpit of a retired... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Looks a bit small from the outside, but it is quite a good sized building once you enter. They were having a Star Trek academy event when I went that I passed on. Breezed through the museum in less than two hours, but could have spent a couple more there easily. Great assortment of planes from the beginning of flight... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautiful collection of planes, good notes explanation what is what, great with small or big kids, all adult enjoy it

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I am a bit of a nerd for old planes. The museum space was awesome, with some planes from WWI that are the last of their kind in existence. I also very much liked the expanded cultural view that included clothes, cars, motorcycles and more for the relevant eras. The visiting Star Trek exhibit is well-done and more interactive than... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We just moved here, and our friends from Montreal came for a visit, and wanted to see the museum. We haven't been here before, but we'll probably return again soon! We visited the museum one day, and returned for the Star Trek Academy the next day. What a good time we had! The planes were great. I specially like the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Me and my friends are history buffs, we literally spent 4 hours in there! They had so much educational content that it was absurd! We spent a long time at the sims, great value! A must visit for Ottawa!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

A beautiful aircraft museum full of interesting aircraft. Museum staff knowledgeable about the histories, operational characteristics, and uses of the many different types of aircraft from antique to modern. Some special WW2 aircraft along with great stories about them. Includes a German WW2 rocket aircraft that tended to self-blow up owing to highly volatile fuel, Funny if you weren't the... More 

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