February 02 – February 28
Canada’s early bush pilots were a uniquely Canadian breed who endured incredible hardships in a relentless environment. They represented the spirit of adventure and determination in trying to make a living out of flying. Fur-clad and courageous, with the glamour of movie stars, they flew north into the unmapped hinterlands of the last great frontier. With little – if any – radio communication, plane and pilot often disappeared for days on end. They were dependent upon fuel caches being left in remote areas, were challenged by compasses made unreliable by magnetic influences and used maps that had large areas labeled “UNEXPLORED.”
Join us on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays this month for a free guided tour as we explore the incredible stories of our Canadian legends like Fred Stevenson, Wop May, the Mad Trapper and more. Tours are always free for members. Tours are free with a paid admission for non-members.
The museum will be closed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
March 01 – March 30
Women around the world found freedom in the skies during the romantic age of flight—although such freedom rarely meant they could make a career out of flying. Often working in anonymity, it took pioneering women more than 50 years to push open all of the career cockpit doors. Join us in exploring this exhilarating time in aviation history—from the first women who flew in war, to those who joined up with airlines back home, and those who blasted off to the stars as well. Guided tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tours are free with paid admission. Tours are always free for our members.
The 2nd floor of the museum will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.