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Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa

(4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Interesting, good for young people because they love to watch aircraft and they learn at the same time... over the visit isn't too long we went around in 1:30.
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  • Yes, you will be free if you go there on Canada day but I don't recall they offer tour on Canada Day. The tour was great and it explained a lot of the story before each plane and the Aviation history....  more »
  • There's a lot of planes to be seen but not much interaction for kids. Unless your kid likes planes, you'll probably end up visiting the site in less than 2 hours like us. The boutique is very impressi...  more »
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  • Superb displays. Don't' get confused when buying tickets, though. Straight ahead is the counter for overpriced special exhibits, but off to the right is the actual counter to buy tickets for regular museum area. The gift shop is awesome.
  • I enjoyed it,very informative and interesting. Was neat to see a nose from an actual Avro Arrow. There were some aircraft and that lacked information aside from a sign indicating the model. I was surprised how little space related material there was however, but the huge aviation complement was excellent.
  • A wonderfully education display of Canada's aviation history. I love that the planes are organized by era. There is every type of plane from a biplane to more current military models. There is even a display on air mail delivery in Canada. On the other side of the coin, there is a great space display including the decommission Canada arm from the space shuttle. There is enough interactive displays to keep children engaged. A very nice place to visit.
  • My friends were married on the Enterprise Bridge and I cannot stress how much they loved being able to have this experience. It was such a unique wedding venue and was exactly what my friends wanted. The staff working the event that night were so much fun and just amazing. I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did :)
  • For the price I paid to get into the museum I thought I'd get a tour, but I didn't get one. The aerospace part of the museum was the most interesting part. I thought it was a nice place, but it was quite pricey.