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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 613-991-3044
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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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Visited the museum with my father in October of 2016. We are both very fascinated with aviation and everything related. There are so many amazing aircraft to view here! The museum... read more

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Saint John, Canada
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the museum with my father in October of 2016. We are both very fascinated with aviation and everything related. There are so many amazing aircraft to view here! The museum is essentially one giant open space, so if can feel a little overwhelming at first, but just begin in one spot and begin wandering your way around. Standing almost... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Canadian Aviation & Space Museum is an excellent museum full of a wide variety of Canadian aircraft. Although a bit further away from the downtown core, this museum houses a wide variety of aircraft and historical artifacts from and impacting Canadian aviation. Additionally, there are opportunities in the summer for helicopter and open-air biplane rides over the city (additional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

5 stars. If you ever get the chance to go as a group with kids and sleep here - the program is great and the staff are wonderful! We took my girl guide group here for a sleepover and they had a blast! Sleeping under the wings of the plane and being fully engaged. It's a very cool museum. Dress... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice history of aviation with lots of unique aircraft. Space section was limited and would have liked to have seen some more "film" on views from the earth. A day in a Lancaster crew was sobering to say the least.

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Thank Peter G
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum offers allot for aviation enthusiasts. I really enjoy seeing the part of the Avro arrow.

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Thank mitchd117
North York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used our Ontario Science Centre membership to enter the Aviation Museum as part of the reciprocal agreement with the O.S.C in Toronto. I was impressed with many of the fighter and commercial planes they have at the facility. Given the opportunity and for a fee, three passengers can been flown in a 4 seater plane.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting collection of planes and space information but much was lost on our young kids (7 and 9). Lots of reading so once they saw the planes they were done. Space section has more hands on stuff to mess around with which they liked and there's a flight simulation near the back that they loved (extra money but worth... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a perfect place for all ages. Lots of history in this hall. Great interactive exhibits for kids. The space area was excellent. It offers a flight simulator, airplane rides, and you can sit in a few planes. Definitely worth going. Also liked the fact that the military get in for free. Needs to be more of this.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very well laid-out and informative. Lots to see and learn about our history in the air. Must not miss for the aviation buff or the aspiring pilot. I answered remote only because it is a drive to get there. The bus only runs out there during the summer.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first time at the Aviation museum Ottawa. I went with my 6-year old daughter. I was highly impresses by the large number of aeronautical artifacts, including the war-time planes. There was a few activities for kids, but they ended at 3 pm, even thought the museum closed at 5 pm. There were small planes for the kids... More 

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