Beaver Stories

Beaver Aircraft - Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

The mighty Beaver’s 75th anniversary takes place in August 2022. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is the proud owner of the 1st production-line Beaver, and the 2nd to ever be built – CF-OBS. This “flying pick-up truck” has played a role in so many important developments in Canadian history – forest fire fighting and scouting, access to northern areas, and much more.

We know you have stories! Good and bad, funny and sad, we want to hear them.

We’re planning an exhibit to honour the Beaver, along with some festivities. We want to focus on how the Beaver impacted you and your lives. Please share your stories, so we can put together an exhibit that commemorates the the impact of the burly Beaver. Please try and submit your stories and artefacts by Friday May 6, 2022.

Beaver Stories

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    Thank you for sharing!

    For those who may feel that the above form is difficult to fill out (we understand that story writing can be hard), here are some helpful questions to guide you through the process instead.

    Beaver Questionnaire

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Let's start with a name.
    Where do you live?
    Giving us your email allows us to reach out to you if we have any questions.
    What is your affiliation with the de Havilland DHC-2?

    Own one? Flown in one? Fixed one? Tell us here.
    What three words come to mind when you think about a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver?
    Describe any particular or vivid memory you may have involving a DHC-2 Beaver.
    First impressions are important. What was yours?
    These near-misses and moments of terror are not for the faint-hearted, but they make for good stories. Do you have a tale to share?
    Do you agree with the sentiment that the Beaver is the best bush plane ever built?
    Tell us how you REALLY feel about this statement!
    Do you prefer it with wheels, skis, or floats?

    How do you like them, Sam-I-Am?
    Do you have any photos or film of this iconic aircraft?
    Any artefacts will do.
    Accepted file types: jgp, gif, png, pdf, mp4, wav, mov, avi, mp3, Max. file size: 300 MB.
    Please submit your photos, video files, etc. here.

    Event Details


    May 6, 2022