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Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa

4.5
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Reach the final frontier at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and learn about mankind’s adventures in the sky. Wander around giant hangars and observe an extensive collection of civilian and military aircraft displaying the history of Canadian aviation. Find out what it feels like to sit in the cockpit of a plane, or even in the ejector seat, and inspect artifacts relating to the International Space Station. You can even take a trip in a biplane over Ottawa. Be sure to check the museum's website before visiting, as special events take place throughout the year. Plan to visit Canada Aviation and Space Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ottawa attractions using our Ottawa vacation planner.
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  • Great collection of aircraft and memorabilia Out of the way place but understandable given it needs a runway for the vehicles stored and delivered. Get the museum pass for 2 more museums at a discount...  more »
  • They have a good assortment of history collected here. The tour guide was pretty knowledgeable and funny. Had a great time learning about planes here. Will definitely be back.  more »
  • Super interesting, we loved the information capsules and the Museum is well detailed. We spent 5 hours and there is still to discover.
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  • Amazing display of Canadian and international aviation equipment. Was very surprised to see the WWII bomber with open bomb bay doors (amazing!) and the German planes including the Messerschmidt Komet. Worth the visit.
  • Excellent layout and amazing exhibits of planes from every era. Wasn't busy at all so there was no waits to check out the mock up cockpits. Plenty of photo ops. The space exhibit and canada arm was a nice addition.
  • We visited today because it was open doors day for the storage wing, it was nice to get reacquainted with some of the old friends that are hidden away. Of course, we also visited the main museum with our family membership. We love this place!
  • Awesome cruise over to museum, couple nice view points along the way. Awesome planes and space things. Quite interesting. Cafe as well.
  • Decently interesting, but probably more so for someone that already has a significant interest in aviation. I would recommend going when it's free, as I found it a bit limited compared to other museums in Ottawa.

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