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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Pretty cool place to visit

I have been to the aviation museum on many occasions and always find something new to see. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francine D
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Gatineau, Canada
Don't listen to the mediocre reviews...this is a well put together museum

This is my second review of the Canada Aviation and Space museum simply because of the less than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brad S
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Located on a former military air base just 5 kilometres from the Prime Minister’s residence in Ottawa, the Museum focuses on aviation in Canada 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 aviation museums in the world. Museum Highlights: Largest surviving piece of the famous Avro Arrow (its nose section); the original Canadarm used on the Endeavour space shuttle; Lancaster WWII bomber; Life in Orbit: The International Space Station exhibition.
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11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the aviation museum on many occasions and always find something new to see. Good place to visit with the family; several activities for children. It's a must see.

Thank Francine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second review of the Canada Aviation and Space museum simply because of the less than good reviews that have been posted on here. It's annoying and so undeserved. Look, Canada is a massive country with a small population so aviation has been...More

Thank Brad S
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoy your visits and appreciate Canada's great aviation history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit was really to entertain our 11yr old but I was surprised how interesting it was. Only one of the two hangers was open but plenty to see for 2-3 hours. The space section was small though. We went to an ejecter seat demo...More

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IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving a review. The main Museum hangar is open daily. The reserve hangar can be visited during daily guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Times subject to change). We are not allowed to post website addresses in TripAdvisor answers, so please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent collection. I was amazed by the number of one of a kind or near one of a kind planes. CanadaArm was very interesting as well as the small homage to the Canadian astronauts. Nice mix of planes from start of flight, WWI and WWII...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised. Having visited both Smithsonian aviation museums last December, I thought this may seem a little disappointing. But the strong Canadian focus, particularly the history of bush flying, as well as the quality of exhibits made this museum equally interesting for aviation...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit which we managed in an hour, could have spent a little more time there but saw most of it. Always best to leave somewhere wanting a little more! If you are a massive plane enthusiast then a longer visit will be required,...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a few aircraft grouped by historical significance. For ex. they have a Spitfire, Hurricane, ME-109, British Lancaster all from WW2. A much smaller version of the USAF Museum of the AF at Wright Patterson, OH AFB.

Thank LMT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really love going to aviation museums and this one kind of disappointed me. It had a number of airplanes to look at and a few you can go in. But I feel like this one was really short, I finished it in an hour...More

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IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your feedback, it will be passed on to our visitor experience team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Annick gave us a wonderful nutshell version of Canadian Aviation history. The opportunity to ride in a helicopter or byplane is very expensive. The interactive experiences are amazing!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited when they had one of their hangars closed for repairs or updating. Sadly, no discount on entry price. A lot of static displays with few interactive stuff, some of which were closed (eg the flight simulator). The other museums in Ottawa are much...More

Thank Deepak K
IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback regarding your visit. Visitors are invited to visit the Main museum hangar. For safety reasons, the reserve or storage hangar can only be seen as part of a guided tour, which are available daily (Times subject to change without notice...More

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Swathi C
30 March 2017|
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Response from mitchd117 | Reviewed this property |
No there is no problem bringing kids of any age to the museum there are many things to do and see, the helicopter rides I believe you can book in advance but it all comes down to weather. Call the museum and they can give... More
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Bruce S
28 April 2016|
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Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for the delayed response. The Museum is fully accessible and barrier-free. Regular and motorized wheelchairs are available at no extra cost. Designated accessible spaces are also available in the Museum parking... More
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Rainbow B
12 June 2015|
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Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for interest in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Yes, we offer activities for children, one in particular is called "Zoom to the Moon" for children ages 3 to 7, this is offered on Sunday, at 11 a.m. in... More
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