June 01 – June 29
For centuries, Canada’s major rivers have acted as highways for northern travellers. Canoes and dog teams were the most reliable transportation in the north until 1924, when a Canadian company called Vickers Canada designed the Vedette. From that point on, waterways became the landing strips for a new generation of pioneers and their bush planes – aircraft equipped with skis, floats or wheels – depending on the weather and terrain. To see the world’s only complete example of the amazing Vickers Vedette flying canoe and other historic planes of the golden age of bush flying, join us in June for a guided tour. Tours are free with admission. Tours are always free for members. Tours are held at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
July 01 – July 02
Canada’s 150th birthday bash is just around the corner at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. We are celebrating our great country’s sesquicentennial all weekend long!
Join us on a tour of the aircraft collection and learn about Canadian aviation history – from bush planes to supersonic jets. Scour our 90,000-square-foot hangar in search of all 13 provincial and territorial flags and create a Canada Day windsock to see which way the wind blows!
There is fun to be had for the whole family!
For more information, contact: Amelia.Marshall@RoyalAviationMuseum.com
July 01 – July 30
Canada has been at the forefront of aviation innovation for approximately 100 years. Early bush pilots of the 1920s and 1930s pioneered the frigid Canadian frontier in planes made of wood and cloth and challenged the world to re-imagine the limits of flight. This innovative spirit continued into the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s when manufacturers such as Canadair, Bristol Aerospace and Avro Canada made headlines. Canadian designers and engineers built Canada’s first helicopter, tilt-wing aircraft, and even the prototype of a flying car. Join us in July to explore some of the most extraordinary aircraft ever to fly Canadian skies. Tours are free with admission. Tours are always free for our members. Tours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
is the main fundraising event for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. The evening features dinner, dancing, and a Silent Auction held under the wings of our historic aircraft. The museum is a charitable, non-profit organization that earns or raises 90 per cent of its own revenue. All of the proceeds from this major annual fundraiser help support our award-winning museum.
Mark the date for a celebration of air travel in the 1950s…
Join us for an extraordinary trip back in time – amazing food, along with music that rocked the decade!
For more information:
Diana.Ginter@RoyalAviationMuseum.com or 204-786-0736.