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Event Series Event Series: Bushplane Days 2023

Bushplane Days 2023

September 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free – $60.99
Bushplane Days

We’re having plenty of plane old fun at the Bushplane!

Enjoy two days of family-fun during Bushplane Days 2023. This annual fundraiser is a September must in the Sault! Live music, kid’s entertainment, inflatables, games, BBQ and bar, movies, and more!

Stage One presented by the PUC – Live Music

Flathead Ford band

Live bands throughout the day on Stage One, located just outside the Events Centre. Sit back and enjoy a brew and a burger!

11:30a-2p – The Sidekicks
2:30p-5p (4p Sun.) – Flathead Ford

Thanks to the PUC for supporting our live music stage!

Stage Two – Children’s Entertainment

Barney and Friends

Storytime, kids entertainers and more throughout the day on Stage Two, located in the Children’s Centre. Schedule:

11:30am – Barney
12pm – Eden’s Reptiles
1pm – Entomica Insectarium
1:30pm – Bushplane Stories & Songs with Tim Murphy
2pm – Disney Sing-along with Millie Rouge
 – Magic Show with Darren Emond

Inflatables and Games

Inflatables and Games

Bounce and play on a variety of inflatables including a 35ft obstacle course and the Axe Toss. Oversized games such as Checkers, Connect 4, Jenga and fun carnival games. Test your skills on our mini putt course. Get your passport, play at each station and receive a prize!

BBQ and Treats

Beef patties on a BBQ grill

Get freshly grilled burgers and hot dogs from our BBQ, plus other great snacks from the canteen. The bar is open throughout the day, so try a Tipsy Beaver draft! Plus, there’s popcorn and fresh cotton candy!

Entomica Bug Zone!

Jungle Nymph on orange

Interact with the a wide variety of bugs and amphibeans, race a cockroach and get creative at the Entomica craft station. Eden’s Reptiles will also be on-site for some reptilian education!

At the Cinema!

Planes, Disney movie

Watch Wildfires!, our award-winning film or a feature movie such as Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue in our Ranger Theatre.

Planes – 11:00am daily

Planes Fire & Rescue – 3:30pm Saturday, 1:30pm Sunday

Mini Train Rides & More!

Sault Model Railroad Club mini train ride

Take a mini train ride. Experience a flight simulator with the Soo Model Plane Club. Build with the Brickspace. Join in a game or activity organized by one of our community outreach partners.

Creative corner

Perfectly Painted Faces

Get a beautifully painted face with Perfectly Painted, find your inner warrior with a balloon sword from The Balloon Lady or get an original caricature of your fun at the Bushplane sketched by artist Darren Emond. These activities are not included in general admission, but all artists are donating a portion of sales. Your contribution supports local businesses and the ongoing services and programming of the Bushplane Museum.

Balloon Lady  
Saturday:  10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 3 PM

Face Painting
Saturday:  10 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 3:30 PM

Both Days: 10 AM – 2:30 PM

Ledcor snowplow simulator​

Ledcor Simulator

Young and more “experienced” can try driving a huge snowplow at the LedCor snowplow simulator. A real snowplow will also be on-site. Sault Fire Services will be visiting with a fire truck Saturday only.

Beat the line! Pre-purchase your tickets!

Ticket sales are open until September 15th at 11:30 pm. Online Ticket Holders enter via the Pre-Purchased Tickets line and get to SKIP the line. Buy tickets NOW!

In-person ticket sales available at the door.

Are you a Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre member?

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre members receive special member pricing. Become a member and get free admission at the Bushplane, Science North and other museums across Canada and discounts in our gift shop and on special events like Bushplane Days – click here to learn more.

All proceeds raised support the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bushplane Days Tickets

For Sunday tickets, click here.


September 16, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free – $60.99
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Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
50 Pim Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A3G4 Canada
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