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Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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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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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
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+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

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...More

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

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...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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Reviewed 8 December 2016

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...More

Thank Grivola
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

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...More

Thank slaties
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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Reviewed 24 November 2016

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...More

Thank JLC1481
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

Thank Scorpio-1001
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 .

Thank jack v
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Andrea M
11 January 2018|
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Hello, Parking is $3.00 per hour, up to a maximum off $8.00 per day. We are not allowed to post website addresses in TripAdvisor answers, so please Google the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and you will find our website... More
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Swathi C
30 March 2017|
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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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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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