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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  • A remarkable journey into a part of aviation that many people do not see. Enjoy the tales of machine vs. nature and the gallant men and women that refused to let nature win. The evolution of equipment...  more »
  • Totally enjoyed the visit. So much info and interactive fun things. Very clean and well displayed. Loved the planes that you could actually climb into. Very informative staff.  more »
  • This is more than just a museum, an educational experience with some fun and vitually hands on the exhibits. Something for all ages to enjoy  more »
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  • Great little museum packed with vintage aircraft that serviced the wilderness areas of Canada through most of the 20th century. Many of opportunities to touch and even climb into aircraft and imagine a simpler and more exciting time. There are plenty of interactive learning opportunities for little people that are best experienced with an involved and attentive adult. Spend a morning if you can, it's so worth it. The admission fee is a bargain.
  • Nice place with great staff. Lots of hands on to keep kids (of all ages) interested. A must see.
  • Great place to bring children. They can climb into airplanes, climb up to a watch tower and radio people below. Lots of hands on activities. There are videos running featuring historical info about the aircrafts. This is often the venue for children's activities hosted by community partners. Sometimes there are themes like "super heros" and craft tables are set up in addition to children exploring. It's usually free but registration is requested.
  • Really enjoyed my visit back in August whilst visiting the area from England. Very informative displays .... something for everyone even if planes arnt your thing you will still find this place interesting Well done to all involved in the running of this super place.
  • Great place for families with pre-teens. I liked that everything was labelled. Watching for helped out when one gets tired of walking.
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