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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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my kids were so excited , but when we got there it was kind of boring, is only war aircraft, just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
clacla m
A nice museam, interesting selection of plans

This is a really nice museam to visit with a good selection of planes to explore. Plenty of things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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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

my kids were so excited , but when we got there it was kind of boring, is only war aircraft, just walk around and read and see on your own, nothing for the space a part for the Mars experience they did at the end.

Thank clacla m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice museam to visit with a good selection of planes to explore. Plenty of things to see.

Thank Kennybax
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum with lots of things to see. Very nice collections of planes from all eras. The displays are very well done and informative. Parking is not free so be prepared to pay.

Thank Andrey N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The emphasis in this museum is definitely on aviation, but the space piece is very, very well done. We did a self-guided tour, but they offer free guided tours and after eavesdropping on one, I'd definitely recommend doing that. You get a lot more information...More

Thank theseoldroads
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I should strongly recommend to everyone to see and think about this lovely collection. It is a magnificent anthology from different parts of Canadian aviation/space involvement history. I was mad about planes and aerospace items since I was in very early of...More

Thank Kaveh H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great museum with loads to see and do. They also offer helicopter tours over the city but the best thing is the biplane tour which varies in price but worth every penny. A must do location when in Ottawa.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum for people who enjoy seeing old and new airplanes together, like planes from ww2 along with contemporary models. I was influenced by the piston engines designed for planes at first prior to gas turbine technology. But you need to pay for visiting and...More

Thank Hakan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here. There is much history and you need much time here to get the whole story, We took the helicopter tour of Ottawa and really enjoyed it.

Thank Timmyc2ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I were in Ottawa for the Army Run & Police & Peace Officer Memorial/Parade. We decided to visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. It was a weekday so it wasn't busy at all! We were graciously welcomed by Sarah at the...More

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

Thank-you so much for sharing your experience. We will pass on the compliments to Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend was visiting town so I took the opportunity to visit the museum for the first time in many years. The collection has been much improved and expanded. The exhibit is well laid out and impressive. If you have a chance take a tour...More

Thank DB1988
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Swathi C
30 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
12 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