Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Winnipeg's newest attraction, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, is NOW OPEN! Located at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, this state-of-the-art facility houses more than 20 aircraft and 17 immersive exhibits. Learn about the people and planes of western Canada's aviation history through exhibits that will spark inspiration and discovery. This brand-new 86,000 square foot facility also features a boutique gift shop, children's play area, observation lounge and so much more. Learn, play, and be inspired at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Plan your visit today!
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T L
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Family
Gerry was a great tour guide. We learned lots of neat stuff. Very nice gift shop. Great place to take the family for a afternoon outing
Written August 7, 2022
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Ferenc M
United Kingdom951 contributions
Not a huge airplane fan but this place is beautifully set out. Follow it in date order, starting at oldest first and you get a wonderful history lesson of Manitoba exploration too as well as the amazing feats.

Oddly enough have to drive there as no public transport but well worth the effort.
Written August 6, 2022
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CobbCoGA
Marietta, GA789 contributions
This is a delightful museum that just opened (or reopened because it relocated) in May. The planes are just beautiful. The people were delightful and friendly. As I'm not a plane enthusiast, I didn't need to spend a ton of time in there, but the exhibits are informative and there's a place to sit upstairs if you're waiting for others. The bathrooms were spotless, and there is a gift-shop on site.
Written July 28, 2022
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It's so nice to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. :)
Written August 3, 2022
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Abbey_11
Winnipeg, Canada34 contributions
Wow. World Class. Yes these are the words I would describe to the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. We went to the old museum years ago and this is by far a much better experience. First class facility with so many different kinds of planes to see but also all the work that went into explaining each and every one and the areas they were known to fly to and from. The "mail" plane explanation was an eye opener. Our special moment was watching the Ghost of Lake Charron. What a spectacular video that made you feel you were there during the whole episode of the loss, the locating and eventually the raising of the plane. Everyone should visit this wonderful museum that took a lot of work by so many to put it together. Job well done!
Written July 25, 2022
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Hi Abbey! Thank you for your lovely words! It's so wonderful to hear people enjoy the hard work that went into re-building our museum. And I agree--the Ghost of Charron Lake exhibit is INCREDIBLE. :)
Written August 3, 2022
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Winnipeger043
Winnipeg, Canada593 contributions
We got to see all kinds of planes plus we were able to go on a old Air Canada plane. There is a plane that looks like an UFO. For children there are several things that they can play with. It is an very interesting museum.
Written July 19, 2022
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Gardiner W
Vancouver, Canada317 contributions
recently opened at the airport provides fascinating displays of mainly bush aircraft which were active in the recent past. All displays beautifully restored with well written captions providing context. Definitely a stop for airplane buffs.
Written June 12, 2022
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Thank you for visiting!
Written June 14, 2022
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John C
18 contributions
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg is the newest aviation museum in the country, a true gem among the fine museums of Manitoba's capital city. Displays and facilities are excellent, including a well-stocked gift shop. Don't miss the museum, whether you are local or a visitor to Winnipeg! If you arrive by air, you will pass by it as your leave the airport. A superb location! Aircraft displayed represent many aspects of aviation, from home-built to bush planes, to military aircraft to a four-engine airliner. The mezzanine floor provides a great overview of the collection and a close-up view of aircraft suspended in flight. Informative signage adds to your experience, and like any good museum it is worth visiting many times.
Written June 11, 2022
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We definitely hope people will visit more than once -- we've got lots of exciting things planned for the coming months. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts with us!
Written June 14, 2022
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Vernon L
Gillam7 contributions
Friends
Amazing history of aviation in Western Canada. Staff and volunteers were proud of this facility. The tour was wonderful and well worth the visit.
Written June 7, 2022
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That's wonderful to hear -- thank you!
Written June 14, 2022
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bjaybtravels
5 contributions
The museum was an incredible journey, and a completely revitalized experience from the museum's previous location in Winnipeg. Not only was there the aircraft to appreciate and much to learn about their technology, but the people stories were deeply engrained throughout. I really enjoyed that. The facility is expansive and impressive. One could easily fill a day here. If local, I noticed there is some educational opportunities and event capability. I would if I could!
Written June 6, 2022
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Thank you for your kind words! Our team worked exceptionally hard to highlight all the amazing figures in western Canadian aviation history and we're so glad you enjoyed our exhibits.
Written June 14, 2022
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mrpetsaver
Canmore, Canada1,156 contributions
Family
Amazing aviation museum! Has lots of different planes and a great viewing area of the airport operations. Also has a play area for young kids. Very friendly staff and volunteers!
Written May 28, 2022
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Thank you for stopping by!
Written June 14, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.