We are on the journey to transformation,
and we need your help to continue our mission.
AN AVIATION ADVENTURE
The new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will not be the same Museum that we closed in October 2018.
Our mission is to preserve and promote stories of aviation in western and northern Canada while educating, entertaining, and inspiring.
Our bold vision began to become a reality when the shovels broke ground on May 1, 2020.
In our new 86,000 square foot majestic home, the Royal Aviation Museum showcases the past, present, and future of Canadian bush flying, aviation, and aerospace in distinct thematic spaces.
The main exhibit floor features the “Richardson Gallery of Flight,” within which are exciting exhibits that follow our collection through history.
The second floor has an interactive science of flight exhibit, a unique airport observation area to watch planes taking off and landing, plus two classrooms and a banquet room.
The design and innovations planned for the new, world-class Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will ensure that visitors will leave inspired, educated, and entertained with the rich history of Canadian aviation.
A wide range of powerful sponsorship opportunities is still available for many of our exhibits and artefacts.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We will safely and ethically achieve the highest standards in museum operations and visitor experience
We will reflect the diversity of our community in the stories we tell, the experience we offer, and the leadership of this great museum
We will be responsible to our customers, members, founders, donors, funders, partners, employees, and volunteers in all decisions and actions
We strive to ensure we are accurate, transparent, and complete in the collections and stories and how we reflect them
We will protect our future through stewardship of our public trust, financial strength, and environmental responsibility
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada seeks to honour and commemorate the history of Indigenous Peoples and aviation in Western Canada while engaging with the complex history of travel, trade, and relationships in this place. We are committed to facilitating a safe space for reconciliation to occur.
The new home of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishnaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG GCVO ADC(P)
Hartley T. Richardson, O.C., O.M.
Dr. Arthur V. Mauro, O.C., O.M., Q.C.
David T. Barnard, James W. Burns, O.C., O.M. (posthumous) Charles S. Coffey, O.C., Hon. Gary Filmon, P.C., O.C., O.M., Ruth and Brian Hastings, Duncan M. Jessiman, Edward Kennedy, Hubert T. Kleysen, Fred Mannix, O.C., Peter Mansbridge, O.C., Greg McDougall, Ramond McFeetors, Andrew Paterson, Dr. Donald S. Reimer, Calin Rovinescu, Bill Wehrie (posthumous), Maxwell W. Ward, O.C., A.O.E. (posthumous)
Dean Alfonso, Gary Bell, Barry Bembridge, Lynn Bishop, Don Boitson, Bruce Emberley, David Filmon, Helen Halliday, Andrew Hopkinson, David Johnston, Ron Jonkman, Kristin Long, James D. MacDonald, Barry Rempel, Terry Slobodian, Gary Timlick, Rennie Zegalski
Bruce D. Emberley | Chair
John Davidson | First Vice-Chair
Rennie Zegalski | Second Vice-Chair
Dan Donahue | Third Vice-Chair
Tristan Senak | Treasurer
James Neirinck | Secretary
Major David G. Jones
David T. O’Connor
FUELS OUR FUTURE
Generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and all levels of
Government have fuelled our museum’s spectacular transformation.
The fuel tank has almost reached its goal of $48 Million. Can you help us top it up?
Click the “Donate Today” button to find out how!
You will be transferred to the museum’s secure donation page, hosted by Canada Helps