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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    Our kids, 9 & 11 loved the hands on activities and being able to go inside the planes. The simulators were fun and the wildfire 4-d movie was their favorite. It was great for the parents too. Educatio...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    History fascinates me, but when it comes to the history of aviation, I wonder what moved and gave courage to the first aviators to fly in such precarious machines!!! Visit the Canadian Bushplane, shows us the size of this courage!!! Loved the place!
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  • August 7, 2017
    What a great museum​ and a lot of interactive features. The 3D forest fire fighting was great and brought back many memories and experiences. Having done that from 1988 - 1993. A must visit. We thorou...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Small place but very good collection. You must have to watch all the movies in the center
  • June 14, 2017
    Great place to spend some time and learn about bushplanes and forest fire fighting.
  • May 21, 2017
    A must stop while touring the Soo for exhibits and attractions. Fun for all ages, especially the little one's.
  • January 18, 2017
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    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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