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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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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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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The place is not that big, but a lot of history and planes, with a few other things on there. We missed the kids activity - not sure if it still happened and were a bit disappointed that there wasn't any play area or interaction...More

Thank Dona C
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our grandchildren enjoyed the museum. Interesting and informative. Interactive areas for younger children. The best part of our visit was the Family Fly Day experience. For $35.00 each we all got to fly in a 4 seat plane and see downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill....More

Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Lots of interesting air craft in the facility including some early air craft in the first decade of the 20th century

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a great place to visit, It is for everyone small, big, children, adult. A lot of airplanes a space exhibition. The only place to see the Avro Arrow, OK, nose. And much much more.

Thank thor2705
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Fantastic place! The size of these planes were mind-numbing - especially all the WW1 and WW2 planes. We encountered an EXTREMELY knowledgeable tour guide by the name of John! He really knew anything and everything about these planes. He was our 'personal' guide (the museum...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Bring your family, bring your friends or come alone... This is definitely a great museum, amazing collection and no one should miss it. Children, young adults will learn first hand how far we have come and dream on getting us even farther.

Thank Jose G
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Was there in Canada day, so, it was free. It was a single level (as I remember) but a lot of airplane there. So, stop each of those and took a pictures, however, didn't go there earlier enough, only walked < 25%. Will go there...More

Thank chinttong
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my toddler son for the first time. He loved it! Keep running around looking at all those airplanes. Got some wooden toy planes for kids to play with as well. Lots of open space. We spent a good two hours inside the...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great kids area that kept the kids entertained for hours. Staff was helpful and friendly. We ready enjoyed the space components.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a much bigger museum than expected. It feels like a giant hangar filled with planes from the earliest Canadian flight through Canadians in space. In particular the section on space missions was very interesting, but it was somewhat hidden, so don't miss it....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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