The Canadian Vickers Vedette was the first commercial aircraft designed and manufactured in Canada and it played an important role for the Royal Canadian Air Force and Government in the 1920’s. It took more than 100 volunteers over 20 years to complete our flight-worthy Vedette replica!
Museum programming and events will resume after the museum's grand opening in early 2022.
The new museum will be one of Winnipeg’s premier venues for special events, meetings, and celebrations.
The extraordinary history of aviation in Canada is preserved in the aircraft and stories of our collection.
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Long before realizing the economic, social, educational, and cultural benefits, Manitobans will feel immense pride when the new Royal Aviation Museum opens.
Storytelling is a commonality across all cultures. We use stories to inspire, educate, and entertain.
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada was established more than 40 years ago by a small group of visionaries committed to preserving Canada’s distinct aviation heritage. The museum remains one of Canada’s largest and most complete aviation heritage collections.
MUSEUM STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE DEDICATED UNTOLD HOURS TO PRESERVING OUR AVIATION HERITAGE AND DEVELOPING THIS WORLD-CLASS COLLECTION
We are proud to have one of Canada’s largest aviation heritage collections.
Fokker Super Universal Airplane Model (G-CASK)
Trans-Canada Air Lines Lighter
Bush Pilot’s Axe
Mannifrank Brown’s Second World War Helmet
Mannifrank Brown’s Mae West Life Preserver