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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Fantastic museum!!

We visited the warplane museum, and I could have spent the entire day there! We got a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GuyD1990
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Canada in the air

The museum gives you the Canadian military history of aviation with a collection of even flyable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephan H
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Raubling, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the warplane museum, and I could have spent the entire day there! We got a guided tour (for free!) from one of the staff, who was extremely knowledgable about all the planes and their role in Canadian History. The B-25 Was a particular highlight. You are able to sit in many of the planes, which is great for kids (and big kids like me). For such a small hangar, they have managed to make the most of the space and really give you a good variety of planes from multiple eras.

Thank GuyD1990
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum gives you the Canadian military history of aviation with a collection of even flyable examples. It ranges from the yellow collection of trainers to the black wings of a Lancaster Bomber.

Thank Stephan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place filled with displays and many kinds of historic aircraft. Also flight simulator. Wonderful place to take children.

Love going there!

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for family and friends lots of history stuff for all ages of family, hands on activity, school trip available to cover flight ,

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited with our grand daughter and we were in awe of some of the planes and the closeness one has to them. we did not fly in any of them and I am not a plane guru but we truly enjoyed this fun and educational experience

Thank TheRobMac
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place filled with displays and historic aircraft. Our guide was excellent and obviously passionate, he stayed with us throughout our visit and was able to explain features of the planes and even tell us the individual history of a lot of them. We were amazed to be able to get so close to the Lancaster bomber that had flown over our house in the Uk in 2014. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stevenogden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give mom a break for an afternoon and was looking for some local fun. Tried Warplane Museum and are we glad we did. Educational component was well received, planes were very cool. The boys were able to climb into and explore some of them, that was unexpected and the volunteers really elevated the experience with there knowledge and fun facts. They have asked to go back this place was fun. Hidden gem

Thank Steelcitypapa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a hanger full of planes used by the Royal Canadian Air Force and a lot of the planes are flyable. The volunteers are constantly restoring planes and some of there projects are on display. There is also a mini museum on the Dam Busters and the history of the RCAF. The outdoor observation deck has great views of the airfield and they have a great cafeteria and gift shop as well. It's a great way to experience history.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This excellent museum has a number of flyable warbirds on which flights can be obtained. See website. The day I visited was a non flying day. There were several volunteer guides around who were happy to answer questions and escort you to the outside exhibits. A good cross section of aircraft on display. There is a small cafe on site. Must return on one of their flying days.

Thank timliu00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been meaning to visit the museum for years living in the Niagara area and using YHM on numerous occasions. I wished I had done it earlier. The place is easy to get to and I found the scope of aircraft to be very good. Of course the main draw is the only "flying" Lancaster in North America and only the 2nd in the world. That said if you want to see it check before you go because as I say said it IS Flying and therefore may not be there! The Mitchel bomber is another great piece of flying history and I could go on but if you are at all interested in Canadian Warplane plus other aviation history this is a great place.

Another good draw is the Combat simulators on site. There is an additional charge but with 10 and 14 year olds in tow it was a big hit. These boys know computer games and found the dog fighting and carrier landings a challenge in an CF18.

We found the Canteen food similar to other venues of this nature and normally priced. It can be a busy spot during the noon meal with staff etc. so just plan eating accordingly.

Other reviews mentioned the sometimes lack of "volunteers" forgetting what the word means. While I admit we were there on a weekend there were adequate numbers of people to direct and answer our questions. As in all volunteer situations some are more knowlegable than others.

We have visited other aviation museums in other countries and some are larger and better equped but I feel this is a gem in our back yard.

Thank marinerbay
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