PA Days at the Bushplane Museum

Experience inspiring PA Days at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre! Our interactive educational activities include games, crafts, experiments, and engaging guest speakers, all centred around the theme of the day. Our PA Days run from 9 am to 4 pm with the option for extended hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for a small additional fee.


Members:  $45 per day

Non-Members:  $50 per day

Extended hours:  $5 per day

2023/24 PA Day themes

All About Flight & Spooky Bats

October 27th 2023
What better place than the Bushplane Museum to learn about the Science of Flight and wing structure? And what better time of the year to compare this to bats! Join us for this exciting and (not really) spooky PA Day camp where we will learn all about wing structure on planes and in nature.

Let's Remember with Bushplanes

November 10th 2023
Join us this PA day as we remember those who sacrificed for our freedoms. Learn how many of the Bushplanes in our Museum are important parts of our military history.

The Love of Planes

February 2nd 2024
Let’s spend the day together and learn everything that we LOVE about planes. Learn all the fun-loving stories about our Bushplanes and make your own Valentine surprise for the people you love.

Spring is in the Air at Bushplane

Join us for a fun Spring themed PA Day. The snow has melted, and the air is calming, so what better time to learn about air and how it helps our planes fly. Build different propellers with K’nex and make your own pinwheel that functions like a wind turbine.

All about northern nature trade

June 10th 2024
Let’s learn about the Northern Nature Trade! Did you know that you can bring in items you’ve found in nature and receive points to exchange for other natural items in our collection? Learn about rocks and minerals and make your own Amber Fossil.

PA Day Booking Policies and Procedures

If you selected extended hours, you can drop off your child at 8:30am and pick them up at 4:30pm. Extended hours are $5 per day, per child.

Arriving more than 15 minutes late for pick-up will incur an additional $5 charge per child per 15-minute increment.  

A refund, less a $20 administration fee, will be available for customers up to 14 days prior to camp start. If registration occurs less than 14 days prior to the start of your PA Day/s, a refund is not available. Cancellations occurring less than 14 days prior to the start of the PA Day/s will receive no refund or credit. 

For programs and activities cancelled by The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, refunds will be issued. Cancellations and refund requests should be received in writing to the Program Coordinator at 

Every participant has the right to feel safe in any recreation program. When behaviour issues arise or challenges present themselves, we resolve them on an individual basis. All participants are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with our Participant Code of Conduct: 

  • Show respect and consideration for staff, instructors, leaders in training, volunteers, and other participants in the program. 
  • Be cooperative and willing to participate in programs with the understanding that all participants have varying abilities. 
  • Respect the rules and regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. 
  • Include others in activities when possible. 
  • Play without bullying or teasing others. 
  • Use equipment safely and appropriately. 
  • Use appropriate language. 
  • Adhere to a “hands-off” expectation by not touching or making physical contact with other participants, staff, instructors, leaders in training and volunteers. 

Behaviours that are not tolerated: 

  • Physical aggression – behaviour causing or threatening physical harm towards others. 
  • Damaging property – deliberate behaviour aimed at destroying, altering or defacing property and/or public spaces. 
  • Inappropriate language – any language considered impolite, rude, or offensive. 
  • Social behaviour – any behaviour that aims to use social power over another program participant(s), staff, instructor(s), leader(s) in training and volunteer(s).  

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, its instructors and partners reserve the right to dismiss a participant without warning if, in their opinion, the participant compromises the physical and emotional safety of themselves, other participants, staff, instructors, leaders in training and volunteers or has failed to cooperate with any rules or code of conduct. The parent/guardian will be notified immediately by phone and is expected to pick up their child as soon as possible.  

It is important that participants attending The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre PA Days are “program ready” to ensure the best possible experience for all kids while at camp. Our goal is to ensure the safety of all children at any given time.  

Please make your sure your child is ready for PA Days by confidently answering “yes” to the below questions:  

  • The child can take instruction from a staff person and participate in planned activities. 
  • The child can perform daily activities (such as using the washroom) without a known guardian present and not having regular activities. 
  • The child feels comfortable interacting in a group environment, to the best of their ability. 
  • The child can participate in a way that is safe for themselves and others. 

Children at PA Days who are not ready may be withdrawn at supervisory staff’s discretion. 

  • Backpack. 
  • Lunch and snacks.
  • An extra set of clothing.  
  • Required medication (prescription only). 
  • A peanut/nut free lunch and snacks. 
  • A reusable water bottle. 
  • Closed-toe indoor shoes. 
  • Outdoor footwear/clothing appropriate for the weather. 

Our Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy ensures that children are only released into the care of their parent/guardian or into the care of an individual designated by the parent/guardian at the time of registration. 

Families may add individuals to the list at any time by contacting the Program Coordinator, 

Parents, guardians, and caregivers must sign their children in and out daily, and present photo I.D. when picking up their camper to ensure campers are released to the appropriate caregiver. 

For the safety of all campers, we ask that all staff and participants refrain from bringing peanuts and other nut products into camp.  

While we discourage participants and staff from bringing peanut and nut products to programs, participants and their families must be aware that our facilities are not peanut and nut-free. Items in our store, kitchen, facility, etc. may contain peanut and nut products. 

Some PA Day activities involve pre-packaged snacks or treats. Parents of campers with food allergies will be notified before camp starts to ensure activities are safe for their child. Additionally, all special treats given to children by Bushplane staff (i.e., popsicles, popcorn) are all purchased from nut-free facilities. 

Pictures and videos are taken daily at all PA Days. Photos and videos are used for the promotion of programs on municipal and partner social media platforms, websites, and print promotions.  At the time of registration, please indicate if you do not want your child’s photo used in any publications. 

We ask that participants leave their electronic devices at home for the duration of PA Day/s. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Children are asked not to attend PA Day/s if they show signs and symptoms of contagious illnesses or communicable diseases including COVID-19. Masks are not mandatory, but always welcome.  

PA Day/s will run rain or shine! However…

In the event of inclement weather, (i.e. an expected snow storm) PA Day/s participants will be notified by email of any changes.  

Ensure your email is up to date on the registration form. 

Register for PA Days

Complete the form below to register your child for a Bushplane Pa Days. One registration form must be completed per child.