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Zurakowski Park

Hwy 60, Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Small monument to a part of Canadian history

This is a small monument to the test pilot of the controversial Avro Arrow. The display tells the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
James M
Something to look at

Overall it is a very well put together park. But it doesn't speak much of the history of the town... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
venessa M
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“avro arrow” (5 reviews)
Hwy 60, Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a small monument to the test pilot of the controversial Avro Arrow. The display tells the story in an unbiased, fair way. The statue of Janusz Zurakowski and the Avro Arrow model are very well done. If visitors are looking for more information...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Overall it is a very well put together park. But it doesn't speak much of the history of the town it's self. Just because this pilot retired in this town. The people of this town decided to honour him with this park. It's nice that...More

Thank venessa M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I used to know Jan who visited us frequently at our office in NRC. He was heavily involved in the Avro Arrow program and an extraordinary pilot with amazing stories to tell. This park is a fantastic tribute not just to Jan, but to Canadian...More

Thank rennickr
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We visit this park frequently. The history is a large part of the reason we visit so often. It has an interesting story to tell. It is in the middle of Barry's Bay allowing to not only have a little rest but also to engage...More

1  Thank Gail R
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Just because some guy retired in a town doesn't mean they have to make tourism attraction of him would like to see the history of the town not just one people.

5  Thank Venessa M
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The information on the pilot of the plane that is featured there is very interesting. It is so wonderful that Barry's Bay recognizes this most interesting man.

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is in the middle of town, right across from the train station - interesting if you are an aviation buff. There is a miniature avro arrow and the park honours local resident and world-renowned test pilot Janusz Zurakowski.

2  Thank ontheraodagain
Reviewed 20 July 2015

A nice bit of Canadian Aerospace history. Worth a few minutes but not a destination. If driving through Barry's Bay, a good place to stretch the legs.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a very informative and moving memorial to a great pilot and his contributions to aviation in Canada. You can tell they put some effort into putting this little park together. The story of Zurakowski's exploits during and post-WWII as a pilot and test...More

Thank McNsurg
Reviewed 13 August 2014

You can't miss this stop as you pass through Barry's bay as it's right along the main road; it's worth a quick stop and look. An interesting piece of Canadian History. Barry's Bay has a quaint downtown area with some shops and the Zurakowski park...More

Thank justmy0pinion
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