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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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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
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is accessible by both bike and car which is a massive plus. The exhibition is very impressive with a wide range of planes from throughout history. The space exhibit is also interesting to see how everything functions on the international space station. There are...More

Thank Callum M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent aviation museum and as I have visited many of them in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia I feel qualified to say that! As well as a large and varied selection of historic aircraft with a bias towards those of importance...More

Thank Meharibear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful afternoon exploring this aviation collection, starting with the reproduction Silver Dart (1909) and ending with a modern CF-18 warplane. Numerous examples, some unique, of WW I and WW !! fighters and bombers; and a superb collection from the golden age of Canadian bush...More

Thank Z1854TEgeorgeh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good collection of aviation memorabilia and plenty of information of the history of all the exhibits. Worth a visit if like us you're killing time between checking out of the hotel and checking in for your flight.

Thank HighWycombeTraveller
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Have been many times but this is the first time with the special exhibit on space, astronauts, and the space station. Well done, interactive, informative and suitable for all ages.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This Museum has a great collection of vintage and recent retired aircraft. The early flying machines are fascinating and as you progress through the time periods the planes progress to military and then onto space travel. The upstairs has a wall of Canadian Astronauts. Two...More

Thank Pia S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great collection of the planes throughout history that have impacted society. Also some wonderful artifacts of Canada's contribution to the International Space Station missions.

Thank Shane C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love air and space museums. I can only give this one 4 stars because I've been to the Smithsonian air and space museum in Washington, the Hendon Museum in London, and the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola which are all incredible. There are lots...More

Thank Chris S
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank-you for your feedback.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited in August 2017. Very enjoyable! The displays were very informative and the large varieties of aircraft were wonderful! We opted to arrive at 4:00 and tour the museum during the last hour for free. It was just enough time for us. Helicopter and...More

Thank rosemarie223
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The old airplanes are beautiful and everything is nicely displayed. Our favourite were the exhibits and videos about the international space station. Free admission daily 4-5pm. Paid parking $1/30mins. Unless you're a real aviation buff an hour is sufficient to see everything.

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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
Bruce S
28 April 2016|
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
Rainbow B
12 June 2015|
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