Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, Sault Ste. Marie

Set up as a museum to preserve the province of Ontario’s history of bush flying and aerial firefighting, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre offers exhibits for all ages. Walk through the 5,945 sq m (64,000 sq ft) hangar to observe over 30 aircraft exhibits. You'll have the opportunity to enter airplanes and learn about their use in both bush flying and combating forest fires. Climb a real fire tower as you learn about the firefighting processes, or try out your skills in a flight simulator. Head to the theater to watch a 3-D video explaining more of the history of aviation in the province. Put Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sault Ste. Marie trip maker app .
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  • Passed this last year on our ferry ride & came back this year to see the museum. Truly enjoyed this museum. Especially since my husband had worked for Grumman who produced the Grumman Tracker. There a...  more »
  • Lots to see and do for all ages here. There are purpose made movies and interactive exhibits as well as many planes. I actually highly recommend it!  more »
  • Good place to visit for the whole family! Make sure you watch the video on fighting bushfires, very informative!  more »
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  • Small place but very good collection. You must have to watch all the movies in the center
  • Great place to spend some time and learn about bushplanes and forest fire fighting.
  • A must stop while touring the Soo for exhibits and attractions. Fun for all ages, especially the little one's.
  • A lot of history, fun technology. Several planes can be toured inside. Fun attractions for kids and adults. Amazing attraction in Sault Ste. Marie! Often a festival or event being held here as well.
  • I attended an event here and was very impressed. It is definitely not a place I would have thought to go to but it was really worth the time here.

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Like most smaller border cities between Canada and the USA, Sault Ste. Marie caters primarily to visitors in transit. The town's accommodations work mostly for one-night stays, with a selection of budget and mid-range motels and motor inns along Queen Street East, just shy of the border. A similar selection of basic accommodations lines Great Northern Road--the main artery out of town to the north--and Trunk Road, which heads northeast.
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