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. See Canada Aviation and Space Museum and all Ottawa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ottawa trip maker tool .
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  • This visit was really to entertain our 11yr old but I was surprised how interesting it was. Only one of the two hangers was open but plenty to see for 2-3 hours. The space section was small though. We...  more »
  • The Museum is very good. Reasonable size, affordable price. Interesting for all ages and to meet Canada's particularities. I like that you have some small planes of wood for children can play. Has small shop inside with good memory options.
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  • Excellent collection. I was amazed by the number of one of a kind or near one of a kind planes. CanadaArm was very interesting as well as the small homage to the Canadian astronauts. Nice mix of plane...  more »
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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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