Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg

4.6
#4 of 25 in Museums in Winnipeg
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. Put Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada into our Winnipeg route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Winnipeg.
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  • The museum was decent and there are plenty of things to read relating to aviation history up to maybe 1970. What really made the visit worthwhile was the excellent tour provided by Gerry! Gerry was pe...  more »
  • A very nice place to visit. You can see a lot of different plane and go aboard of some of them . You can see aircraft motor very closely. Gerry was a very excellent tour guide, you can feel is passion...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I went to visit the Royal Aviation Museum on Monday April 30th, 2018. When we arrived we were greeted by a warm genuine smile. Norm walked us to the hanger where along the way stoppe...  more »
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  • Very interesting! Lots of airplanes and history packed into the hangers. It should be even better when they get the new location up and running. Love it when they bring in the old but still flyable planes for special events. They do need to advertise those better. Too often you hear about it after the fact.
  • A well presented museum. Nice variety of aircraft both passenger and Canadian forces. Staff are very helpful, there was a display that required a “tour” in order to board the craft, staff member took us aboard and gave us the tour, super cool and thank you! Worth a visit, they were doing a kids birthday party as well, good community interaction.
  • This museum is a must go if you are into the world of aviation. Highly recommended. Great place to take your kids to show them some really cool aircraft.
  • Attended a birthday party here a few weeks ago with my son. Museum was great and staff were great. Kids were entertained and so we're the adults. There's also a play area upstairs that the kids had a blast playing in.
  • Hadn't been in about 15 years. They didn't have the play area for the kids back then, and I didn't have kids... LOL The kids had a ton of fun, and the price is very reasonable. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
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