The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum is full of civilian and military aviation artifacts that have been sought out and restored by a group of enthusiastic locals. Balloons, gliders and other early aviation devices can be seen alongside modern aircraft in extensive and informative exhibitions. The museum is a 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax.
Atlantic Canada’s aviation history dates back to 1909, with the first powered flight in Canada and the British Empire. The museum has been owned and operated by locals since 1977. Civilian and aviation history is explored through exhibitions, model aircraft and the museum’s hangar.
Browse through the informative displays and view 24 vintage aircraft, accurately restored to their former glory. See a plane from the pilot’s perspective in the fully restored cockpit of a long-range Argus aircraft simulator. Get a 360-degree view of a selection of Canada’s renowned aerobatic aircraft, biplanes, helicopters and a prime minister’s jet in the purpose-built hangar.
You can find armaments on display in the exhibition spaces, including real missiles, rockets, jet engines and torpedoes. The exhibitions offer informative displays on the science and history of aviation that are aimed at both children and aviation enthusiasts. Get to know famous local aviators by reading their biographies and seeing their badges, manuals and uniforms.
Visit the gift shop on your way out to find aviation souvenirs and other gift items from the province. Enjoy a picnic on the tables next to the Royal Canadian Air Force Voodoo fighter aircraft in the leafy museum grounds.
The museum is located in a quiet wood around 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. It’s easiest to reach by car. The museum offers onsite parking and is wheelchair accessible. It’s open every day during regular business hours, but call ahead to check opening times in the winter period. Admission is by small donation.
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