De Havilland Beaver Birthday Bash

Celebrate 75 years with the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, "the best bushplane ever built!"

Beaver - Glassy Bay Outfitters

Beaver Sightseeing Flights

Take a 20-minute flight in a Beaver with Glassy Bay Outfitters. Flights available from 10am to 6pm, Sunday, August 14th. $400/plane for up to 4 passengers. If you don’t want to rent the whole plane, we’ll do our best to match you with another group. 

Call to book your space: 705-945-6242.

*Cash only. Limited space. Subject to weather and availability.

Games, Workshops and Crafts!

Choose your racer and cheer ’em on with a pilot-themed rubber duck race! Kids are also welcome to break out the glue & glitter at select arts and crafts tables. There will also be two paid* workshops, Seaplane Painting and Build a Beaver Model, running once each day on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14.

*Register today! See Available Workshops below.

Live Music and speakers!

Enjoy a lineup of local bands performing everything from 40’s jazz to present-day country rock! Or sit in on a panel of experienced retiree pilots, AMEs, and enthusiasts as they talk shop about the DHC-2.

Food and Drink!

Get your BBQ fix with delicious sausages and hamburgers from City Meat Market. Why not kick back with a sip of our new “Tipsy Beaver” beer, made in collaboration with Northern Superior Brewing Co.? There will also be BeaverTails and Elliott’s Ice Cream on-site.

Available Workshops

Join us Sunday, August 14th from 11:00–7:00 PM.

Admission is by donation to this is a fun, family-friendly event.

We will also be unveiling an all-new exhibit that commemorates this iconic aircraft, including a Microsoft Flight Simulator X experience, configured with a state-of-the-art De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver model provided by Milviz.

Let’s all wish a very happy birthday to “The Plane, The Myth, The Legend” at the Soo’s #1 rated tourist attraction, the Canadian Bushplane Heritage CentreWhere adventure takes off!

Need accommodations?

We’ve partnered with the fine folks at Sleep Inn and Delta Hotels Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront to get you some fine rooms at a quality rate! Check in with them if you’re traveling into the Soo for the event.

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Become a part of the Legend!

You can still contribute a story (or two) to this exhibit. Simply use the form below to upload photos, word documents, and more. Become a part of the legend!

Beaver Stories

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