Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Events

UNEXPLORED BushPilots 318x250Guided Tour - Bush Pilots Open Up the North

At the turn of the 20th century, much of Canada was still a vast and unexplored frontier. Flying under primitive conditions over impenetrable terrain, early bush pilots revealed the wealth of the undeveloped North to populations in larger Canadian cities. Fur-clad and courageous, pilot and plane often disappeared for days on end with little – if any – radio communication and when their compasses were rendered unreliable by magnetic influences.

The workhorses of history, our bush planes are presented in a special “Bush Gallery.” These aircraft are rare and historically significant – and were flown hard. Some were retrieved from the bottoms of lakes or the sides of mountains and have been painstakingly restored to showroom condition. Others are on display in their retirement splendour – dented, patched and pranged, souvenirs of a career in Canada’s relentless terrain.

Join us as we pay tribute to the bush planes that made history, as well as the men and women who flew them. Tours are free with admission. Tours are always free for members. Tours are held at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Multiple dates. Click here for more information.

Girls in Aviation Event

GIALogo e1438373307819Saturday September 26th, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Have you dreamed of having a career in aviation?

Join us for our first annual “Girls in Aviation” event at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada! Designed for girls aged 8-16, we have a jam-packed morning planned with interactive activities. Meet a pilot, flight attendant, air traffic controller, airline dispatcher, maintenance engineer, airport operations manager and aerospace engineer at each of our career stations set up throughout the museum.

At each station you’ll get a chance for a hands-on activity and learn about their specific career.
Sign up today! Registration is free!

There are no fees to attend this event, but pre-registration is necessary.