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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2X5, Canada
+1 613-991-3044
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tossing a bunch of planes in a hanger not a museum makes. There is no theme, no logic, no story. Just a bunch oh of planes. Some very interesting planes, but still just a bunch of planes. The people who run this museum should visit...More

Thank Spaceman_Lee
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your feedback. Displaying large artifacts such as aircraft can be a challenge. The airplanes are organized in "islands" according to the period or purpose for which they were built, for example : Early Aviation, First World War, Second World War, Bush Flying, Recreational...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good facility for a rainy day. This was more comprehensive and involving than I had anticipated and was full of schoolchildren on the day we visited. Worth a visit.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday afternoon where we informed that admission is free after 4pm (check website if it still occurs). Parking is a pay and display lot. Museum itself covers first flight in Canada up to and including CF-18 fighter jets. Collection has many prototype or first...More

Thank autobahn_240
IngeniumCanada, Public Affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your feedback. Museum admission is free daily from 4-5pm. Opening hours do vary seasonally, so it is best to consult the Museum website for the latest hours. Generally it is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm in the spring and summer. From...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner is an aviation buff and when he heard we would be in the area, he wanted to visit. This museum was smaller than we expected but it had several planes that were either the only one in existence or one of only a...More

Thank Kathy P
IngeniumCanada, Public affairs team at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your feedback. We are sorry for any confusion regarding parking fees - it is $1 for 30 mins, up to a daily maximum of $6. You are welcome to stay for longer than 3 hours, though the fee for parking will not be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is FANTASTIC! we have two boys (aged 8 & 6). They were in awe. The museum provides three different levels of scavenger hunt for the children to do, mine did all three! They earned themselves some wonderful little treasures at the end. There's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to see old airplanes and to take your kids on a Sunday. You can go inside some of the planes to sit and there are great photo opportunities.

Thank alivank24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for about 3 hrs. Many enjoyable displays of aircraft. A few cutaways of engines to see the inner workings. Enough interactive displays to keep my 6 yr old entertained and moving. Also did a 10 min helicopter ride around Ottawa. This was the...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting for everyone, impressive collection of first-made planes, war machines and helicopters. The most amazing is the tour about international space station-gives so many fun details about the daily lives of the astronauts. Learned so much new stuff!

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of aircraft from war I, war II and cold war. The museum store has some good deals. Very good experience there!

Thank salivarunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend a rainy afternoon, but go on a sunny day to enjoy a helicopter or plane ride! Brilliant exhibits. Kids loved the flight simulators!

Thank David R
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Swathi C
31 March 2017|
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Response from mitchd117 | Reviewed this property |
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
Bruce S
29 April 2016|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
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
Rainbow B
13 June 2015|
Response from IngeniumCanada | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for interest in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Yes, we offer activities for children, one in particular is called "Zoom to the Moon" for children ages 3 to 7, this is offered on Sunday, at 11 a.m. in... More