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Alberta Aviation Museum

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Address: 11410 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0X4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-451-1175
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Great place for aviation history just skip the Remembrance Day ceremony

I have been to the museum 4 or 5 times in the past -10 years and the highlight of every visit is getting to talk to the aviation volunteers. Their stories and explanations of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
kindness82
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the museum 4 or 5 times in the past -10 years and the highlight of every visit is getting to talk to the aviation volunteers. Their stories and explanations of the aircraft are fascinating. They obviously take great delight in their retirement hobby- I hope to be as motivated and enthusiastic when I retire! As an... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Avaiation Museum in Ottawa, and this one is very similar. But I was very impressed with one of the volunteers Dave. He gave us a wonderful tour, brought us behind the scenes to see how they were restoring some old planes, and taught us a lot. If you get the chance during your visit to talk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a great time walking around the exhibition. There are several retired volunteers and we had one person who basically gave us a personalised tour providing valuable information about the individual planes and history as we walked through the exhibition. Lots of planes to see in a large hanger. Good gift store as well. Very enjoyable visit about Canada's... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It will perhaps be a surprise to many non-locals that Edmonton played a prominent role in Canadian aviation history, both in civil aviation, as a base for bush pilots serving the vast territory to the north of the city, and in military aviation, during World War II and later. The museum's collection of planes reflects this heritage, with a dozen... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a most interesting display with numerous aircraft and some replicas, covering a great deal of the aviation history of this part of Canada. It is possible to sit in some of the exhibits, and there are two microsoft static flight simulators. The staff were very helpful, and one gave us almost a guided tour on a quiet morning.... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Walking through the museum I saw a sign saying ask about visits to the restoration area. I then went outside and looked at the aircraft outside and ended up looking through a window in a closed door into the restoration area (without passing any keep out, no entry, employees only etc. signs). A staff member opened the door and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice local museum of aircraft. you get to see the aircraft that build the north and local military aircraft..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I appreciate the effort and expense to preserve a historical heritage. The exhibits are well-researched and have been painstakingly restored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

step back in time to the early aviation of Canada, you won't be disappointed. enjoyable for all at any age

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

While not a very large number of displays, there are enough "cool planes" for a couple hours with the kids. We were there with our boys (10 & 13) for a a couple of hours, looking at all the planes, watching the videos and reading the stories. There are a couple of "simulators" our boys just love. The volunteers on... More 

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