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BC Aviation Museum

1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
+1 250-655-3300
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Amazing collection of restored planes and related artefacts

I took my wife's second cousin, Paul, who was a retired avionics specialist here. I've had my cub... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Museum Plan on Staying for Awhile Lots of History

We went out to their open house and were thinking we would look around for an hour but we were so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft on display in Sidney, at The BC Aviation Museum! Where learning and fun meet! Memorable visitor experiences include: • Sit in the cockpit of a warplane. • Discover the history of our valiant Canadian aviation pioneers with our passionate tour guides or on a self-guided visit. We’ve been collecting and preserving 8,000+ aviation books, 13,500+ photographs. Don't miss our gift shop - the perfect place to find aviation themed gifts. Come explore the BC Aviation Museum in Sidney, located near the Victoria International Airport.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
+1 250-655-3300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my wife's second cousin, Paul, who was a retired avionics specialist here. I've had my cub pack here numerous times, and they always enjoyed it, but this time around I had a second tour guide, Paul, and got some first hand stories. The...More

Thank rhouben
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to their open house and were thinking we would look around for an hour but we were so surprised to see now many planes and the history they have. We could have spent five hours there reading all the history and looking...More

1  Thank CanadaPowell
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This great air museum features mostly military aircraft but there are some civilian planes too. There are a lot of great volunteers who restore and know the aircraft well and if you get as lucky as we did you may even get a tour from...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We were very impressed with number, history and quality of aircraft. The onsite tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly also passionate about their museum. There were also many planes you could tour inside and sit in cockpits, which was a real thrill for the...More

Thank mich312017
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Great place to take kids - great displays - right here in Victoria - allow at least 45 minutes - lots of parking - open every day

1  Thank Barbara Anne G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My wife and I love aeroplanes and the history behind them. This particular museum has lots to see including my favourite "The WWII Spitfire". The museum is in two hangars on the outskirts of the Victoria International Airport. Only open for six hours a day...More

1  Thank PapaHow
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Brought my Daughter and two Granddaughters to view the museum on June 6/17. Oldest Granddaughter is in Air Cadets. Our tour guide, Larry couldn't have been better. He encouraged my Granddaughters Cadet role and took extra time to explain some of the displays and aircraft....More

Thank ChoosyVictoria
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This small museum is a short distance from bc ferry on highway to downtown Victoria. A retired college professor with great knowledge of Canadas aviation history gave us tour. Both military and civilian aircraft displays from a replica of the first aircraft flown in Canada...More

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went there since it was cool outside and kind of drizzly. There is a pile of history and some interesting things in here, but you really need to ask lots of questions. The tour guide was good and friendly but there was not a...More

Thank sonomaguy1
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A visit to this museum is an absolute must for anyone interested in aviation history. Aircraft lovingly restored and the commercial air Canada plane brought back some great memories!!

Thank McGill_Tripper
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Response from jcrev2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I can't remember what it was, and it is not on their website. You can call 250-655-3300 during daytime hours to find out.
24 August 2015|
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Response from celticmorning2 | Reviewed this property |
Open from 10:00 to 4:00 during the day thru Sept. 30th. You would have to keep an eye on him. We were with a group of 4 people so small group setting. I think he would enjoy it for sure. It is not overwhelming like some... More