Partners and Special Guests


NAV CANADA is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for Canada Day 2018 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.  A true Canadian success story, NAV CANADA manages 3.3 million flights annually in 18 million square kilometres of Canadian and oceanic airspace. It is the world’s second-largest air navigation service by traffic volume. This Canada Day, NAV CANADA will give museum visitors the exciting opportunity to tour one the Company’s Flight Inspection Aircraft, a Dash 8, and to meet its flight crew.

Weather permitting, the NAV CANADA CRJ-200 Flight Inspection Aircraft will also make a fly by, giving visitors a rare glimpse of the jet.

Canadian Coast Guard*

Canadian Coast Guard Canadian Coast Guard
Air transportation services, particularly services provided by helicopters, are a key element in the CCG's readiness profile and response capability. The Canadian Coast Guard supports its aviation service requirements by utilizing its own fleet of 20 rotary wing aircraft across Canada. These aircraft are strategically located at eleven bases across Canada. One of these aircraft, a Bell 429 helicopter, will be at the Museum for Canada Day.

Canadian Forces Military Police *

The Military Police contribute to the effectiveness and readiness of the Canadian Forces through the provision of professional police, security and custody services domestically and worldwide wherever the CF operate.  As part of our Canada Day celebration, members of this unit will be on site with their police vehicle!

Capital City Garrison, 501st Legion

The members of Ottawa’s Capital City Garrison, 501st Legion will don their Star WarsTM costumes as they join us to celebrate Canada’s Birthday. 

The League of Super Heroes

This costuming group has combined their passion for super heroes with raising money for various charities and promoting local events in the city of Ottawa.  Come and meet your favourite superheroes as The League joins us to celebrate Canada Day!

Ottawa Rocketry Group *

Rocketeers from all walks of life will be displaying their home built creations as well as some larger high-power rockets.  Weather permitting, rockets will be launched from this very site!

Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue (SBO-OVSAR)

SBO-OVSAR is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that assists individuals and communities through search and rescue operations, education and prevention programs, and by providing support to emergency response organizations.  Come and meet some of our members, and learn about Search and Rescue, and our Prevention Programs.

The Canadian Space Society

The Canadian Space Society (CSS) is a national non-profit organization of professionals and enthusiasts pursuing human exploration and the development of the Solar System and beyond.

Project North Star

This volunteer program at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum assists in restoring several aircraft in the collection, including the Canadair North Star.  Become a Project North Star member, take a tour inside the aircraft and get a closer look at all of the work the volunteers have accomplished over the last decade!

The Stetson Flyers Model Airplane Club

The Stetson Flyers were founded in 1976 by a group of RCMP officers—hence the name Stetson Flyers, after the famous hats the Mounties wear. We typically have about 100 members and are incorporated as a non-profit organization.  The Stetson Flyers will be displaying many of their model aircraft and will talk to visitors about what it takes to build and fly these mini airplanes.

Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa

Join EVCO in their vision of creating a more ecologically friendly world through the use of electric vehicles that are practical economical and available now!

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

royal astronomical society of canada
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is a national, non-profit, charitable organization devoted to the advancement of astronomy and related sciences. Interested in the development of space? Come meet members of the society and see what it’s really like to be and astronomer.

Go Skydive

Live the experience of your life in which adrenaline and wonders will be at the rendezvous while watching this 100% Canadian company sore from above! Meet and greet with Skydivers this Canada Day!

Canadian Aviation Historical Society

Interested in joining the Canadian Aviation Historical Society? We have a diverse membership from across Canada and the world. Meet the team responsible for the world's premier organization dedicated to preserving Canada's flying heritage.

Carleton University Planetary Robotics

The Carleton Planetary Robotics Team (CPRT) is a student-run group a part of Carleton University from Ottawa, Canada aiming to design, build, and program a Mars Rover to compete in international competitions. This year, the team is entered to compete at the 2018 University Rover Challenge hosted at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, United States. Meet the team and see what they’re currently working on here on Canada Day.

* Weather Permitting/Schedule subject to change without notice.