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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg

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Visit the second-largest aviation museum in the country at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, a collection housed in an original Trans-Canada Air Lines hangar. Keep your eyes peeled for Canada's first helicopter, hidden among the displays of historic military jets, bush planes, and commercial aircraft. Although the aircraft themselves are fascinating, you can get just as much from a visit to the aviation reference library. In addition to photographs, drawings, and audiotapes, its collection features a rare five-minute video clip of Amelia Earhart embarking on her trans-Atlantic flight. Finish off your visit by watching landings and takeoffs from the fully enclosed flight deck. Arrange your visit to Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and discover more family-friendly attractions in Winnipeg using our Winnipeg trip builder.
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  • Gerry did an exalent jod with the tour, just one point of reference is that the inventor or may be the inspiration for the helicopter is, Lionardo Davinchii. Very good tour.  more »
  • I learned a lot and Mr. Suski was a very informative and enjoyable tour guide. He help educate us with Canadian aviation history.  more »
  • Our guide was most knowlegeable and humourous, with great tales of pilots and planes, and the technologies involved, including an ornithopter. The development of engines was fascinating, as well as ho...  more »
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  • NOTE: We were guests at a birthday party, so pretty much free entrance. We do not know about costs for parties. I've been wanting to bring my kids here for a while since they enjoyed the Smithsonian Aerospace museum in Washington DC. Of course, I did not come into this with any intention of comparing the 2. I was prepared to be happy with seeing a hangar with 4 or 5 planes in the exhibit. I didn't count but I was pleased to see that there was at least double that and more. As a party venue: We've been to several parties where the party rooms were pretty cramped, designed for parties with around 15 kids. Definitely not designed to accommodate parents staying for the party. The party room here was very spacious compared to those. It was able to accommodate several kids and enabled the celebrants to invite adults as well without worrying about their comfort. It is probably comparable to the space that the Manitoba Children's Museum can provide. Activities included a tour of the exhibits, paper airplane making, and a visit to a separate play area. I definitely intend to come back for a visit. We will also consider this as a venue for our kids future birthday parties.. Visited April 2016
  • Nice little museum. They have more plane than I thought and very nice people. Worth the detour to your way to the airport!
  • Great for kids birthday party. Staff are great. The kids play structure area isn't stellar, but great as part of a birthday function for 30-45 minutes of entertainment.
  • In one word: Amazing! The tour was very interesting and entertaining, there are loads of really important pieces in aviation history and you can spend all day in there.
  • Excellent! Hope the collection will grow larger. Would the military consider moving and restoring the outdoor displayed craft to the museum? Also, regarding the new building site, would there be an enclosed connection to the airport to allow the long layover passengers a convenient visit to the new museum? A nice way to pass the time and impress the Winnipeg visitor.