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.
Situated in Ottawa, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Strathcona Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Parliament Hill and National Gallery of Canada. University of Ottawa and Rideau Canal are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ottawa Station is 10 minutes by foot.
Across from Rideau Canal, Rideau Shopping Center, and the Ottawa Convention Center, this hotel is 2 blocks from Byward Market with its many shops, restaurants, and nightspots, and within walking distance of museums.
Situated in Ottawa, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Canada Aviation and Space Museum and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University of Ottawa. St. Laurent Centre and Strathcona Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Holiday Inn Ottawa East is just off Highway 417 and opposite St. Laurent Centre, Ottawa’s largest mall. Attractions within a 15-minute drive include Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, and ByWard Market. It’s a 20-minute drive to Casino du Lac Leamy, and 30 minutes to Calypso Park.
Situated amid Elgin Street's restaurants and nightlife and 1 block from Rideau Canal, the landmark Lord Elgin Hotel is within 4 blocks of Parliament House and the Ottawa Shaw Centre.
This apartment building is located in Ottawa (Vanier), close to Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute, University of Ottawa, and Strathcona Park. Also nearby are Laurier House and Rideau Hall.
Located in Centretown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Confederation Park and University of Ottawa. Parliament Hill and National Gallery of Canada are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Ottawa, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Strathcona Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Parliament Hill and National Gallery of Canada. University of Ottawa and Rideau Canal are also within 3 mi (5 km). Ottawa Station is 13 minutes by foot.