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.
September 22, 2021
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Marking 1921 Opening of Victoria Beach Air Station Victoria Beach Herald article by Hedley Auld
Marking 100 years since the opening of Victoria Beach Air Station Manitoba Free Press Article from July 16, 1921