Partners and Special Guests


NAV CANADA is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for Canada Day 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.

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.

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.

GO Skydive

11 a.m.
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!

Come meet the Canadian Coast Guard

Come celebrate Canada Day with us during this year’s Canada Day! Learn more about Canada’s Coast Guard and how we contribute the health, safety, accessibility and security of Canadian waters while participating in fun activities for all ages. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the Canadian Coast Guard College and how it can help you become a proud member of the Coast Guard.

You will also have a chance to see and explore one of Coast Guard’s helicopters and a Fast Rescue Craft, which will be on display and open to the public.

Come join us at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for fun and activities for the whole family.

CF-18 Demonstration Team

3 p.m.
Watch Captain Brian Kilroy — and his specially-painted aircraft — fly over the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to meet him and members of the CF-18 Demonstration Team at an exclusive autograph session!

Canadian Conservation Institute and the Delta Test Vehicle

You won’t want to miss the chance to see the first-ever public display of the Delta Test Vehicle (DTV) that was recovered from Lake Ontario. In August 2018, the OEX Recovery Group retrieved an airplane-shaped object from the lake, as part of a campaign called Raise the Arrow. The team hoped they had found a free-flight model of the Avro Arrow from the 1950s. The object turned out to be a DTV — a test model that was fired over Lake Ontario in 1954 as a precursor to the free-flight model. See the DTV up close — and learn about this ongoing recovery and conservation efforts around this Cold War mystery!

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*

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 an astronomer.

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

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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. Meet the team and see what they’re currently working on here on Canada Day.

The Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier International Airport Emergency Response Service

The Ottawa Airport Emergency Response Service’s (ERS) primary objective is to save lives in the event of an aircraft accident. But ERS also responds to medical calls, fuel spills, aircraft fire and motor vehicle accidents that occur on the airfield. On Canada Day, come and meet with one of the 22 trained aviation firefighters who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to keep our airport, and all who use it, safe.

Ottawa FPV Riders

The Ottawa FPV Riders are a MultiGP Chapter dedicated to bringing regularly scheduled wing and drone events to the National Capital Region. The Riders will be in the Museum’s Mauril Belanger Theatre demonstrating their flying skills throughout the day to help us celebrate Canada Day!

* Weather Permitting/Schedule subject to change without notice.