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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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11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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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.

Thank sue8murray
Reviewed 1 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

Thank Elora21
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The full blown history of aviation including Canadian participation in the space program. Outstanding display of the replicas or original planes that made the history of aviation. Recent Canadian aviation is also fully documented

Thank sybariteAylmeer
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited this facility with friends from Canada and U.K. Who loved it because , as a vet of the Cold War I became the tour guide and narrator. For me it was a trip down memory lane, having served from 1956 to 1984 starting as...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The displays are varied and impressive, but it was the commentary from the volunteers working amongst the displays that made the visit. One tip that I was given is to ask for the three day museum pass. It costs $30, but allows access to various...More

Thank Gypsy_Adventure1
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Expect to spend a lot of time looking at all the information and planes in the hanger. From the beginning of flight to the future. It is well organized by era and the map is helpful. A must see.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went here as we had nothing to do and could not believe we waited so long to visit here. If you have half a day, this is an experience not to miss. It's very cool for adults and kids alike to be surrounded by...More

Thank cmelanie
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We love visiting the Aviation Museum. It's located in a really lovely spot - great scenery and outdoor space. They have a great variety of planes across the years with lots of history. Has great opportunities for kids as well as adults interested in aviation...More

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We My son had previously gone to ceremony for placing my father's Ad Astra. Was happy he drove me to see my father's plaque. Museum interesting and beautifully maintained by volunteers.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I've been many times and I love it from WW1 , WW2 Planes and Space. Their histories are well depicted ,it's not well lighted for some but I liked it that way. There is a weeknight were it's free after a certain hour. They offer...More

Thank Nathalie L
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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
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