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BC Aviation Museum

1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
+1 250-655-3300
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Always check this out

Always check this museum out when we are on the island. Volunteers very friendly and they are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sharon c
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Delta, Canada
Big and Little boys toys!

I also mean girls of course but you know how the saying goes! This place is great on a rainiy... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Alan H
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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Come enjoy a trip back in time with the whole family, with over 20 aircraft on display in Sidney, at The BC Aviation Museum! Where learning and fun meet! Memorable visitor experiences include: • Sit in the cockpit of a warplane. • Discover the history of our valiant Canadian aviation pioneers with our passionate tour guides or on a self-guided visit. We’ve been collecting and preserving 8,000+ aviation books, 13,500+ photographs. Don't miss our gift shop - the perfect place to find aviation themed gifts. Come explore the BC Aviation Museum in Sidney, located near the Victoria International Airport.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada
This attraction is at Victoria Intl Airport
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+1 250-655-3300
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"victoria airport"
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"open house"
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"volunteer guides"
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"plane buff"
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"run by volunteers"
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"personal tour"
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"world war"
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"air force"
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"great volunteers"
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"restoration shop"
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"flight history"
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"turbo prop"
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"air canada"
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"lots of interesting things"
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"amazing collection"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always check this museum out when we are on the island. Volunteers very friendly and they are always changing exhibits and restoring different aircraft

Thank sharon c
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I also mean girls of course but you know how the saying goes! This place is great on a rainiy day. For the grown ups a lot of history and exhibits. For the little ones play airoplanes they can sit in and work the controls...More

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is actually a very nice and informative display of airplanes and BC history related thereto. A docent conducts very personalized tours, which I recommend, or you can roam on your own or both. Besides viewing the old, restored and/or new "kit" planes, patrons can...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Typical aviation museum, highlighting local & canadian flight history. If there is a volunteer docent present, so much the better - great to chat & enhance interpretation.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this aviation museum. Thank you to Larry and Jack for your knowledgeable tour. You have a lot of rich aviation history on this museum. You have a lot to offer for both young and old and everyone in between....More

Thank Gerry S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you are interested in historic planes, this is the place to go on Vancouver Island. There are dozens of old planes, some restored by volunteers at this museum, and other exhibits crammed into two hangars. We had a volunteer take us on a guided...More

Thank CoolCouple99
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Plan to stay at least 1 hr. to enjoy the full scope of this Gem of aviatian history.Ideal venue on a rainy day as it is all in the 3 hangers.Tour guides will give you the scoop on how these mighty planes helped to end...More

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

So many aircraft! My favourite is the Viscount because my father flew it during his career, but I enjoyed all the rest too, including the mysterious kite-like thing and the Leonardo da Vinci ornithopter. Our guide was Sam and he gave an excellent tour. I...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A marvellous place to visit and marvel at machines of flight. Visitors can get up close to and explore a number of planes. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. An aviation buff would probably want to spend hours and return many times to...More

Thank Wendy-Stuffsmith
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Great place to visit with so much to see! Everyone of us, of all ages found something to see and learn about. If you are a plane buff you will be glad you stopped in here! Military and civilian planes with great Volunteers who really...More

Thank Teatuanui
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arutherford
1 May 2016|
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Response from jcrev2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I can't remember what it was, and it is not on their website. You can call 250-655-3300 during daytime hours to find out.
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qualicumgirl
25 August 2015|
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Response from celticmorning2 | Reviewed this property |
Open from 10:00 to 4:00 during the day thru Sept. 30th. You would have to keep an eye on him. We were with a group of 4 people so small group setting. I think he would enjoy it for sure. It is not overwhelming like some... More
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