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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Address: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-991-3044
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Always bring family visiting Ottawa here either by the bicycle trail or by car on the parkway. Just a different city than anywhere else to get to this museum, no commercial... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm giving this museum an average rating because I've been to the Smithsonian Aviation and Space Museum in Washington D. C. For a Canadian museum though this is good if you like airplanes and flight memorabilia. We all love Chris Hadfield and it's nice to see some of his stuff however a few of the space technology interactive exhibits weren't... More 

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ottawa ON canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always bring family visiting Ottawa here either by the bicycle trail or by car on the parkway. Just a different city than anywhere else to get to this museum, no commercial traffic only visitors and patrolled exclusively by the RCMP. Picnic tables outside and close to the Ottawa river, last time was in the fall and the turning of the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go for the kids, but I know all of you will enjoy the displays and the history behind the Museum pieces. Great place to visit while in Ottawa.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for a day and really enjoyed it. Being new to Ottawa, we are on the look out for interesting places. This was not only educational but a chance to get up close with history. They have such a variety of exhibits, as well as pieces that connect to our home province. It made the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

will at a reception we got a chance to wander around the museum floor. Very good collection of plans and antiques relating to aviation.

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Ottawa we took in the Star Trek interactive display. it was a lot of fun for the kids and the adults. Lots of interactive things to do from getting beamed up to firing phasers. I realize the attraction travels to different museums but this particular museum is very modern and very attractive. If you get the chance to... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find, parking was reasonable at 6.00 and lots of parking. What a interesting day! Lots of interactive displays, information, places to sit, well displayed .

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great collection of aircraft and aircraft related items - you can see the progression of flight from its beginnings to present day.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not that big, but a lot of history and planes, with a few other things on there. We missed the kids activity - not sure if it still happened and were a bit disappointed that there wasn't any play area or interaction for our 4 year old. Still he enjoyed looking at everything, running around and pressing... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our grandchildren enjoyed the museum. Interesting and informative. Interactive areas for younger children. The best part of our visit was the Family Fly Day experience. For $35.00 each we all got to fly in a 4 seat plane and see downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill. The weather was perfect for flying. Great time had by all.

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