Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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Sit at the controls of beautifully preserved vintage aircraft, take off in a flight simulator and discover Canada’s contribution to space exploration.

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum had its beginnings in 1960 with a collection of Canadian vintage “bushplanes” and early aircraft. Today, the museum houses a stunning collection of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts.

Walk among the beautifully preserved and presented aircraft housed within the museum’s enormous triangular steel hangar. Climb aboard a tiny four-seat Cessna 150 or learn about the Snowbirds’ Canadair Tutor CT-114, the Canadian jet used between 1963 and 2000 by the Canadian Air Force to train pilots. A Redbird FMX flight simulator, the latest technology for advanced flight education, is available for a test. Strap yourself into the simulator’s fully enclosed cockpit and take to the virtual skies with the help of 200-degree wrap-around visuals and an electric motion platform.

Follow the Walkway of Time to explore the evolution of flying machines, learning about connections between airplanes from the early 20th century and present aircraft. Admire the pretty float planes and amphibious aircraft which played such a vital role in opening Canada’s vast frontiers.

Discover the achievements of Canada’s Space Agency, in particular its contribution to space robotics. Of particular note is the Canadarm, a huge robotic arm that logged 944 workdays in space as part of the space shuttle program.

Take a guided tour through the general collection or explore the museum at your own pace. For the enthusiastic aviator, request a behind-the-scenes tour or book a helicopter or vintage flight experience in the skies over Ottawa. Kids will enjoy interactive workshops, guided tours and even special sleepover nights. Aviation buffs will love the boutique. Even music lovers are considered with a seasonal concert program.

Opening hours vary depending on the season, so check the Canada Aviation and Space Museum website prior to visiting. Parking is available with a fee and there is an charge for admission to the museum. The museum is easily accessible by car and public transportation. You can even fly there through the Rockcliffe Flying Club.

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