A Permanent Home – On October 7, 1984, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the brand-new museum. A number of other honours and milestones were received and achieved in the ensuing years:

  • The Mayor’s Volunteer Service Award was received in 1992.
  • Our Skyways children’s interactive play area opened in 1994.
  • In 1995, the museum hosted the International Civil Aviation Organization award ceremony, which named James A. Richardson as the person most influential in developing Canada’s aviation industry, which was attended by representatives from all levels of government.


Four young child pose for the camera from the cockpit of a small plane

Highlights from our first Open Cockpit Day of 2024

Our first Open Cockpit Day of the year was a ton of fun! Visitors had access to our CL-84 Dynavert and our Mini 500 helicopter, recently donated to the museum by Derek Wrigley of Kleefeld, Manitoba. We were also lucky …

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Check out the winners of our photo contest!

We held our second photo contest last month and received a lot of amazing submissions. It was tough to choose the winners, so we’ve also awarded several Honourable Mentions. WINNER: Category 1 – A Tribute to the RCAF WINNER I: …

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