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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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+1 613-991-3044
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its...

The Museum engages visitors with the wonder of flight through its spectacular collection, educational programming, activities, and special events. The Museum focuses on aviation in Canada, but within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the Museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight.The Collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest in the world.Care and development of this collection remains one of the Museum’s main purposes. The Museum practises conservation and restoration techniques to keep the collection in a condition equal to the highest standards.

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Outstanding visit for residents and tourists

If you have any interest in airplanes or space travel this is a must visit location. Largely self-guided tours, however the displays are outstanding (largely static... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in airplanes or space travel this is a must visit location. Largely self-guided tours, however the displays are outstanding (largely static). Perfect for both young and old.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is a little far from the downtown Ottawa, but it definitely worth a travel if you like to learn about aircraft and Space. The collection of aircraft starts from the first models and goes through to the 21st century. There are vary nice planes from Europe, US and Canada. There is also a very interesting exhibition dedicated to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the interactive games, role play groups for kids. The static displays were very informative. Love the whole museum!

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and big museum with a lot of planes to see. I really enjoyed the astronaut section. It s simple and don t get lost with too much to see. They have a great area with animation for little ones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great big, wide open, clean and well presented air plane exhibit. Excellent information/history notes at each plane. Great involvement for the children - scavenger, human projection simulation, amongst other things. We sat through a very good 20 minute talk on airplane ejection that got the kids involved as well. Don't miss the space exhibit tucked in at the side. In... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Nice place to visit in Ottawa. Great collection very old and relatively recent planes.You may finish your tour between 2-3 hours. Some presentations are available. Guides are available too. Simulator of CF-18 for Extra $7. Parking for Max $6 per day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a jam-packed museum. The exhibit presentations are well presented and interesting. The Museum is very children friendly. The little ones will enjoy seeing the planes and even be a part of the exhibit. For the adults it is a wonderful walk through Canada's Aviation history.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love aircraft and are in the Ottawa area, you have to go to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. It may not be as large as some of the ones in the US, but it is packed with quality and for someone in the Aerospace industry, it is wonderful I grew up hearing about the Avro Arrow, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is a must-see when visiting Ottawa. Lots of parking, easy access along the Parkway and then the Museum itself. The collections are extensive and very well restored, preserved and maintained. There's lots of information available for each 'artifact' and many are quite accessible physically. We've been a few times and there's always something new to see and learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our grandson loves this great interactive museum! It's wide open, safe and fun. It's easily accessible with specialty areas for interested adults.

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