The Aviation Museum, also known as the Canada or Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, offers the flying aficionado a fascinating exhibition of Canada’s aviation legacy.
To broaden its appeal to visitors and to better reflect the changing role Canada is playing both in aviation and in space travel, the museum has added focus on outer space.
The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum is located about 10-15 minutes driving time (assuming no traffic jams) from Parliament Hill.
The museum currently offers the visitor a wide range of exhibits including more than 130 aircraft and an almost countless number of artifacts from Canada’s aviation past and our ongoing contribution to the exploration of space.
Items on display include propellers, instruments, flying uniforms and flying gear, and actual wind-tunnel models of aircraft.
The mission of the Canada Aviation Museum is to “collect, preserve, depict and display aviation-related objects of all types”, to quote their website.
Are you a flying aficionado? As a visitor to or a resident of Ottawa, get to the Aviation Museum to get your “fix” for flying. The Aviation Museum is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings.
You simply head east from Parliament on Rideau Street until it crosses the Rideau River, and becomes Montreal Road. Continue on Montreal Road until you reach the Aviation Parkway. Turn left, and the museum is a kilometer or so along on your right at 11 Aviation Parkway. Once on the Aviation Parkway, you cannot miss it.
Contact information for the Aviation Museum
Canada Aviation Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4R3
Toll free telephone: 800-463-2038