Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, Sault Ste. Marie

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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 2,300 sq m (25,000 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. Make Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre part of your personalized Sault Ste. Marie itinerary using our Sault Ste. Marie vacation route planner.
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  • We were surprised at the amount of planes the heritage centre had to off. The simulators, and theatre productions were very good. 
  • Wasn't sure what to expect but my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We especially liked the movie about fighting forest fires with water bombers. Also visitors are able to get inside some aircraft o...  read more »
  • We were with a group of twelve and all learned a lot visiting. The staff was very friendly, enjoyed the two movies. This is well worth visiting if you are in the Sault. 
  • This place is great, much more than just planes. They have gone a long way to making this a fully active interpretive center. The lookout tower where you can "turn on" fires is great. Both films were super well done, lots of hands on stuff for kids and adults, and many of the planes you can get in! Very glad we went!
  • Great for aviation and history buffs. Beautiful planes on display. Really enjoyed learning about the history of bushplanes, fighting wildfires and the role Sault Ste Marie played.
  • This is a great museum. Lots of great planes and many you can go in. We had an event catered here and it was spot on. Recommended.
  • Much bigger museum than I expected. It was an cool experience to to walk inside some of the bigger planes. The guides and curators of the museum are extremely helpful and answered all of my questions. A great place to take the family.
  • Lots of people have been having their weddings and events here, and it does the job, but, theres still planes strewed about everywhere, adding a weird theme to events.
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