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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
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit this museum using the city tour bus. Having been spoiled by the RAF museum at Hendon and by IMW Duxford here in the UK, the museum initially came across as small and lacking in aircraft, However.... The museum is very interesting with a...More

Thank guinuk
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Reviewed yesterday

Our kids just loved this museum. We spent hours and hours there and would happily go back. Even as aviation novices we still enjoyed it, and to watch the kids get so excited only made it more enjoyable. One criticism would be the cafe! Pack...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My 10 year old loves planes and this is the best aviation museum that we have seen so far. Worth checking out.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this place in June. I found the early aircraft on display very interesting. There was a complete line of planes from the very beginning to current models on display. They also had an interesting display on space.

Thank elecbeaver
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brought my 12 & 10 yr old Sons to the museum on a Saturday afternoon. It was nice and quiet to walk around. We have a membership which is good at 3 museums. When we arrived there was no one to greet us at the...More

Thank elizabethseguin77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. There are lots of planes to see and interesting placards telling their story. I particularly enjoyed the space portion of the museum. The exhibit on the International Space Station was very interesting....More

Thank DebAE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating museum for anyone interested in the history of flight and space exploration. Includes Canadarm and Chris Hadfield's space suit. A really good gift shop too.

Thank Aurora018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After the museum, we took the Waco Biplane ride with pilot, Greg. What a thrill! This a great opportunity not only to fly in a biplane but see the Parliament buildings and the surrounding area from the air. I highly recommend this ride.

Thank Judi O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time I took the "Reserve Tour". This is guided tour through a second hangar apart from the main exhibits. The guide gives some insight to the various aircraft on display, some of which are works in progress. There are even some parts of an...More

Thank seagull419
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on a rainy day on my way into Ottawa. I spent about 3 hours here. I'm not big into planes or space but this place kept my interest for all that time. They do give guided tours that show you certain planes....More

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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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