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Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg
(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We discovered surprising airplanes and were pleased to see the engines closely. Too bad that can come aboard!
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  • Some very cool planes in this place. I found it really neat that one of the planes stripped off the side panel and you could still see the machine guns mounted inside. Very affordable way to blow a fe...  more »
  • We went on field trips for school children attending. It is just in school are learning about the planes and helicopters, such as Floating around. See a plane and meeting the kids interested in was bowed.
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  • This is a great place to visit with your family or just by yourself. They have a lot of neat planes and really cool displays. It's an older museum that really connects with the time the planes are from. They have an interactive area for kids to play. You can host a function there as well. Great staff and worth a visit!
  • Great selection of Historically significant Canadian aircraft and a fantastic knowledgeable staff. Many rare and interesting aircraft and even some one of kinds models on display that have been restored to mint condition by the on-site restoration crew. I had the pleasure of being toured by an older gentleman named John, a retired history teacher with an obvious passion for teaching, he was incredibly kind and very knowledgeable about all the aircraft on-site. A lot of work goes into theses restorations and they take decades to complete. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in aircraft and aviation or any history buff or anyone with a few hours to kill before a flight.
  • Went for a children's birthday party. Went well.
  • I took my boys for the first time over a year ago. We had so much fun that I bought a membership! I'm not really into planes myself, but the kids love to walk with the guides and sit on a real plane and enjoy making the wings move on the smaller one. Of course, their favorite part is going upstairs and playing in the play area! They pretend to be planes running on the runway and fly all over the world. It is a wonderful place full of magic and adventure.
  • A hangar full of planes, great service, and a fun children's area.