The Museum is closed. Learn more about our reopening plans.

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is open year-round but hours vary seasonally.

September 3 to April 30 Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays
May 1 to September 2 Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The museum is open on statutory holidays except December 25.
  • Open on Monday, February 17, 2020 for Family Day
  • Open on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 for Quebec March Break

Visit the Museum today. Your admission fee includes great family-friendly programming and access to a world-renowned collection for self-guided exploration or a guided tour. Current admission fees are:

Adult $15
Senior (age 60+) / Student * $13
Youth (ages 3-17) $10
Child (age 2 and under) Free
Family (6 pers. - max 2 adults) $38
Members Free

Fees do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

*Students must show valid student identification.

Admission is free daily between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Complimentary admission:
Ingenium offers free admission to all active Canadian military personnel, Canadian military veterans, and Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. When available, presentation of an Identification or Status Card is requested.   

* Free admission does not apply to special exhibitions and events.

Complimentary parking passes are available to Veterans at the admissions desk.

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum participates in the Canada's Capital Museums Passport Program: 3 Museums - 3 Days - 35 Dollars.

Group access and tours are arranged separately. Discounted rates apply.

Additional fees apply for certain amenities, such as flight simulators and parking.

Group Fees (minimum 15 people)

  Fee (per person)
Adult $12
Senior (age 60+) / Student with i.d. card $10
Youth (ages 3-17) $7
Children (age 2 and under) Free
Veteran Free
Bus driver / tour escort (max 2 per group) Free

Fees do not include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.


11 Aviation Parkway in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Museum is a must-see destination in Canada’s Capital Region. Located just ten minutes from Parliament Hill by car, the Museum is easily accessible. Visit by car, bicycle, public transit, or even airplane!

car By Car

From downtown Ottawa:

  1. Follow Sussex Drive east (becomes the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway)
  2. Exit at Aviation Parkway

From Ottawa west:

  1. Follow Highway 417 east
  2. Take exit 115, St Laurent Blvd north
  3. Turn right on Ogilvie Road
  4. Turn left on Aviation Parkway

From Ottawa east:

  1. Follow Highway 174 west
  2. Take exit 115, St Laurent Blvd north
  3. Turn right on Ogilvie Road
  4. Turn left on Aviation Parkway

From Montreal:

  1. Follow Highway 417 west
  2. Take exit 113B, Aviation Parkway

bike By Bike

The Museum is conveniently located on the Ottawa River Pathway. Find out more about the capital’s cycling paths on the National Capital Commission website.

bus By Public Transit

OC Transpo route 25 brings you to the Museum. Please check the route schedule and map carefully, as not all 25 buses bring you directly to the Museum’s doorstep.

Alternatively, OC Transpo route 7 takes you to the intersection of St Laurent Boulevard and Hemlock Road. From there, you can walk to the Museum by following Hemlock Road eastwards to the Aviation Parkway. (Approximate distance to the Museum is 1.4 kilometres.)

plane By Airplane

The Museum is conveniently located next to the Ottawa Rockcliffe Airport, home of the Rockcliffe Flying Club. GPS co-ordinates are N45 27 46 W75 38 46. If visiting by airplane:

  1. When you arrive at Rockcliffe, contact the Rockcliffe Flying Club at radio frequency 123.5 — club personnel will notify the Museum of your visit.
  2. Taxi over to the Museum, and park at the northeast corner of the building.
  3. A Museum Visitor Services staff member will greet you and escort you to the Museum.


The museum offers paid, on-site parking, with registration of your license plate.


As part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to accessibility, designated spaces are available for people with special needs (permit required). There is no fee for parking vehicles with this valid permit.


  • $3 per hour
  • $8 daily maximum
  • $4 evening flat rate after 5 p.m.

Rates include applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.
An average visit to the museum is a minimum of two hours.


Make payment at one of the easy-to-use pay stations by using Coins, Visa, Mastercard, or Amex.


Please pay for parking on-site upon arrival.

Download the Park Indigo app or the PayByPhone app on your phone before your museum visit and skip the lines at the pay stations.
1) Download the app on IOS or Android.
2) When you arrive at the museum, find a parking spot.
3) Using the app, select the museum as your location or enter the code number located on the pay stations if you are using PayByPhone.
4) Enter your licence plate number.
5) Select the desired amount of time (average visit is a minimum of 2 hours).
6) Pay by phone and enjoy your museum visit!

Paying in advance does NOT GUARANTEE a parking place.

Free Parking for Veterans

Complimentary parking is available for Veterans by visiting the museum front desk (remember your licence plate number).

Site Plan

You can pick up each of these guides at the Museum’s Admission desk.

The Reserve Hangar houses many interesting aircraft that are not listed in the Museum floor plan. Details on all aircraft in the collection are available online. Reserve Hangar tours are also offered daily.


Visitors to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum enjoy more than just a world-renowned collection of aircraft and artifacts. Top-notch facilities and amenities ensure your visit is both memorable and comfortable.

The Museum is fully accessible and barrier-free. Regular and motorized wheelchairs, as well as strollers, are available at no extra cost. Designated accessible spaces are also available in the Museum parking lot.

Washrooms, public telephones, a coat room, and an ATM are all conveniently located near the main entrance. See the Museum Floor Plan for a detailed map of the Museum interior.

Enhance Your Experience

Experience the sensation of flight in one of the Museum’s flight simulators. Or, enjoy the real thing with a helicopter flight or biplane ride. (Additional fees apply.)

Enjoy a snack or a light meal in Café La Vigilance, or at the covered outdoor picnic tables, weather permitting. And don’t forget to pick up a souvenir from the Aeronautica Boutique.

Rent the Museum’s Venues

The Museum also offers an array of impressive and multi-functional spaces for rent. Let the Museum provide the backdrop and services for your next meeting or event.


The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is dedicated to accessibility for all.

With a few minor exceptions, the Museum building and grounds are barrier-free. Regular and motorized wheelchairs are available for use in the Museum. Strollers are also available. There is no extra charge for wheelchair or stroller use. For individuals or groups with special needs, such as visual or hearing impairments or learning disabilities, Museum staff will gladly work with you to accommodate. Please alert Museum staff of any special needs when booking an educational program or group visit.

Designated Accessible Parking

As part of the Museum’s commitment to full accessibility, designated spaces are available for people with special needs (permit required). There is no fee for parking vehicles with this permit.


Cameras and video cameras are permitted in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Devices must be hand-held, and photographs or films must be for personal use only.

The aircraft and artifacts on display throughout the Museum may be easily damaged. Visitors are asked to respect barriers and exercise care when photographing or filming. The second-floor mezzanine offers a terrific view of the entire collection.


Need to refuel while enjoying the programs and exhibitions at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum? Enjoy a snack or a light meal at Café La Vigilance, conveniently located within the Museum.

Food and drink are not permitted on the Museum floor.

Catering is available for programming and events.

During temperate weather, a covered picnic area is available adjacent to the Museum.

Operating Hours

From May to September: The cafeteria is open seven days a week during Museum hours. Museum admission is not required.

From September to May: The cafeteria is open Thursday to Sunday. It is closed Monday and Wednesday (Museum is closed Tuesday) but service is available through vending machines offering sandwiches/salads/snacks and a coffee and tea service.


  • The Café will be open February 18 (Family Day)
  • The Café will be open March 4-17 for March breaks in Ontario and Quebec

Your visit to the Museum is sure to be memorable. Keep the experience fresh with a souvenir from the Aeronautica Boutique. Or, find the perfect gift for the aviation enthusiast in your life.

A wide selection of “flight-flavoured” items includes:

  • airplane and space shuttle toys
  • collectibles and executive gifts
  • adult and children’s apparel
  • aviation books and DVDs
  • lapel pins and key chains
  • model kits

Hours of operation

May 1 to September 3    Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 4 to May 1    Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays

Become a member of Ingenium and receive a 10% discount on regularly priced items at all times at the Boutique.

The Boutique is open on statutory holidays, except December 25.

Phone: 613-990-4340


(All prices in Canadian dollars; shipping extra)



As part of its mandate, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum must provide a safe environment for visitors and  employees. The possession of, or use of, objects that are dangerous or prohibited by law is not permitted on the premises during museum visits or events at our establishment.

To that end, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be enhancing security and control methods to fulfill its safekeeping and surveillance duties. The Museum reserves the right to implement the following measures as required.

  • Backpacks, coolers, sports bags, strollers, and purses will be subject to “bag searches” at all entry points.
  • Should you exit the building or event area for any reason, you will be subject to a subsequent “bag search” upon re-entry.

The following items are not permitted in the museum, or any event area:


  • Any bag exceeding 35cm x 35cm x 15.25cm in size
  • Hard-covered briefcases
  • Flags, banners, or posters that might obstruct a visitor’s view
  • Alcohol and glass bottles
  • Drones or other similar objects
  • Any object that makes noise (bells, horns)
  • Any animal, except service animals (presentation of certification required)
  • Fireworks or other pyrotechnical apparatus
  • Laser pointers
  • Audio visual equipment; i.e., video cameras on tripods (exceptions need preapproval by Public Affairs  prior entry) Please contact:
  • Any weapon, pocket knife, cutter, blade, or any other knives, prohibited weapons, blunt objects, aerosol, capsicum/“pepper spray”*
  • Any object deemed suspicious by security personnel*


  • Any knife, weapon, or object considered dangerous or risky is prohibited on the premises
  • Any person with that type of item in their possession will be denied access to the venue, unless they voluntarily dispose of the object in the containers provided for this purpose

Weapons and other items voluntarily given up for that purpose will be destroyed

Visitor Code of Conduct - Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Visitor Code of Conduct

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is a national museum and is open to all. Respectful use of the space and resources ensures an enriching experience for all visitors. We ask that all museum visitors adhere to the guidelines defined in the pdf below.

Code of Conduct PDF

General Information

Telephone: 613-991-3044
Toll-free: 1-800-463-2038
Fax: 613-993-3655

Membership Office

Telephone: 613-991-0607
Toll-free: 1-877-210-5598
Fax: 613-990-3635

Business Development


Phone: 613-903-4200 ext. 2102

Media Inquiries
Fundraising Office
Noise Complaints

Telephone: 613-990-9587

Mailing Address

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 5A3