January Guided Tour: Cold! Genesis of a National Industry

  • Image of crew involved in MacAlpine Rescue

    There was no obstacle more frustrating for early Canadian bush pilots than the cold weather. In the 1920s and 1930s, the promise of vast untapped resources in the Canadian North created a demand for reliable transport into the Arctic. Battling the cold, Canadian air pioneers pushed the boundaries of the limited technology of the day, navigating by sight in a land the same colour as the sky, and coaxing their frozen engines to life with open-flame torches. The lessons they learned by trial and error formed the foundation for today’s thriving and vital air industry. Join us Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm for a tour of these cold-weather transport airplanes, and to hear the inspirational stories which made Canada the world leader in northern transport. Tours are always free for members. Tours are free with paid admission for non-members.

    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm


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