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BC Aviation Museum

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Address: 1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
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+1 250-655-3300
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft...

Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft on display in Sidney, at The BC Aviation Museum!

Where learning and fun meet!

Memorable visitor experiences include:

  • Sit in the cockpit of a warplane.

  • Discover the history of our valiant Canadian aviation pioneers with our passionate tour guides or on a self-guided visit.

We’ve been collecting and preserving 8,000+ aviation books, 13,500+ photographs.

Don't miss our gift shop - the perfect place to find aviation themed gifts.

Come explore the BC Aviation Museum in Sidney, located near the Victoria International Airport.

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Good historical peek into aviation past.

Well-organized display of airplanes, clothing, instruments, etc., including small planes for small people to ride! On the edge of Victoria International Airport, where British... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Well-organized display of airplanes, clothing, instruments, etc., including small planes for small people to ride! On the edge of Victoria International Airport, where British flyers trained for action in World War II.

2 Thank HIstorybuff42
Vancouver Island, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having visited several aviation museums I must say that the BC Aviation Museum near my home is well worth the visit. As during previous encounters I have always been amazed by the history that all those volunteers carry with them. It's a clan of fliers, mechanics, service personnel, metal fabricators, upholsterers and of course historians that have intimate knowledge of... More 

2 Thank hjschneider
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A nice place to spend a morning or afternoon. Lots of rebuilt vintage aircraft and some in the process of rebuild. Always a knowlegeable person available to answer questions about the aircraft and some history of when those aircraft were used.

1 Thank Donn H
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's easy to spend a few hours here as the museum has some terrific and well-labelled exhibits. Both the aviation enthusiast and general public will find something of interest. Easy to access, free parking. Volunteer guides are available to answer explain the exhibits. You can even access the restoration room to see work in progress. There are two large hangers... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had lots of time to spare before our flight so we decided to visit this small but ambitious museum. If you are even remotely interested in aviation, you will enjoy your visit and find it worth the $10 admission (especially since it is run by volunteers and much of your fee goes directly into operating the museum). I especially... More 

1 Thank jameskul
Parksville, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The BC Aviation Museum is very well laid out with lots to see. Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the displays and close up view of BC's aviation history. The volunteers are friendly and helpful and the admission is very reasonable. You get your very own tour guide to discuss highlights of the some of the aircraft on display.... More 

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Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Having an aviation career means I'm always searching out good museums, and this one fits the bill. It's small but packed with planes & displays. We were met by a young docent who was knowledgeable but not overbearing. He showed us around the (naturally) Canadian-centric displays and then let us wander at will. There's plenty to look at for both... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Close to the airport, this nice Aviation museum is worth a stop and a couple of hours of your time. $10 CAD entry. Docents will escort you and tell you about the 20 or so planes there

Thank snooksinK.C.
San Jose, California
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stopped in here on our way to the airport. My husband is an aviation enthusiast and stopping in on all air museums wherever we are vacationing is obligatory. The staff here was very helpful and friendly. They have some great restorations and replicas. Make sure you say hi to the cat, Marcus. The kids loved him! Thank you BC Aviation... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Friendly staff. Excellent collection of well preserved or restored aircraft. Knowledgeable and friendly guides. Definitely worth a visit. Will recommend.

Thank DontStopExploring

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