A Special Delivery from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

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A Special Delivery from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
DateDec 4, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021
An airplane and child pretending to fly next to a christmas ornament featuring the Canada Aviation and Space Museum logo

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of us will experience smaller holiday festivities this year — without a large group of family and friends around us. Similarly, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum has traditionally hosted an array of children’s activities during the holiday season. Unfortunately, health restrictions prevent us from staging in-person events on site.

That’s why museum staff have created this Special Delivery collection for the holiday season…offering you fun activities to do at home, along with cool, historical stories about Canada’s rich aviation history! Join us for a historical “flypast” of Canada’s first airmail deliveries, assemble 3D models of famous aircraft, and make your own edible biplane — from cookies and candy.

Just “Plane”Fun: Kids’ Aviation Activities

Inspiring Stories

June 24, 1918: First Canadian airmail flight, from Montreal to Toronto being flown in a Curtiss JN-4 Canuck by Royal Air Force Captain Brian Peck and Corporal E.W. Mathers.

Historical “Flypast”: Canada’s First Airmail Deliveries

Since 1918, Canadians have been sending airmail from one community to another — sharing greetings with family and friends.

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