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BC Aviation Museum

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Address: 1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
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+1 250-655-3300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft...

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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Wonderful Museum

We were very impressed with our stop at this museum, and if you are interested in aviation, it is well worthwhile. Our guide, Lyle, was very knowledgeable and gave us a thorough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very impressed with our stop at this museum, and if you are interested in aviation, it is well worthwhile. Our guide, Lyle, was very knowledgeable and gave us a thorough and informative tour of three hangers. We saw military memorabilia, and a wide variety of aircraft. Lyle was able to answer all of our questions, and we commented... More 

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Victoria
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum occupies three larger air plane hangers and by and large they are full of an amazing selection of air planes ,helicopters , wonderful small models and history of the war time Victoria Airport. If you have any interest in flight wonderful way to spend some great family time. One hanger totally dedicated to the restoration of new exhibits... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great for anyone interested is aviation, a wealth of information, amazing planes, and lots of bits of history, relaxing and charming.

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Thank Joni W
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This museum was a great surprise. The displays are numerous and excellent. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and eager to show visitors the most interesting details. Of course.....you have to be interested in aeroplanes and the history of flight.

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Thank Maureen S
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Well-organized display of airplanes, clothing, instruments, etc., including small planes for small people to ride! On the edge of Victoria International Airport, where British flyers trained for action in World War II.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having visited several aviation museums I must say that the BC Aviation Museum near my home is well worth the visit. As during previous encounters I have always been amazed by the history that all those volunteers carry with them. It's a clan of fliers, mechanics, service personnel, metal fabricators, upholsterers and of course historians that have intimate knowledge of... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A nice place to spend a morning or afternoon. Lots of rebuilt vintage aircraft and some in the process of rebuild. Always a knowlegeable person available to answer questions about the aircraft and some history of when those aircraft were used.

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1 Thank Donn H
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's easy to spend a few hours here as the museum has some terrific and well-labelled exhibits. Both the aviation enthusiast and general public will find something of interest. Easy to access, free parking. Volunteer guides are available to answer explain the exhibits. You can even access the restoration room to see work in progress. There are two large hangers... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had lots of time to spare before our flight so we decided to visit this small but ambitious museum. If you are even remotely interested in aviation, you will enjoy your visit and find it worth the $10 admission (especially since it is run by volunteers and much of your fee goes directly into operating the museum). I especially... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The BC Aviation Museum is very well laid out with lots to see. Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the displays and close up view of BC's aviation history. The volunteers are friendly and helpful and the admission is very reasonable. You get your very own tour guide to discuss highlights of the some of the aircraft on display.... More 

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