Visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

Rated the #1 Attraction in Sault Ste. Marie

Step inside the historic hangar of the Ontario Provincial Air Service and enjoy a first-hand adventure with two dozen restored bushplanes and passenger aircraft. Explore the history of aviation, the importance of the bushplane in Northern Ontario life, and the development of forest fire fighting technology.

Get Up Close

You can board, touch and explore many of the aircraft at your own pace. Take a seat in the cockpit and feel what it’s like to pilot these aircraft. Sign up for a daily guided tour for an entertaining view of history. The Children’s Centre offers plenty of experiential learning activities, including an aerodynamics display and video games.

Located along the beautiful Sault Ste. Marie waterfront, our museum offers more than 62,000 square feet of incredible aviation and forestry exhibits.

Accessible to Most

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre makes every effort to accommodate the needs of all guests. Learn more about accessible features at the Bushplane here. Get more information and greater accessibility features with our Smartphone App.

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Hours of operation

Please note than Entomica Insectarium’s hours of operation vary and may not be the same as the Bushplane’s. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Daily guided tours

Daily Guided Tours at the Bushplane Museum

Let one of our entertaining and knowledgeable guides animate the history of bush flying in Northern Ontario and the development of forest fire technology. This 30-minute tour is followed by a viewing of our award-winning Wildfires! movie. Call ahead to sign up or inquire when you arrive. Guided tours are available daily at 10am and 2pm and are a great complement to your museum visit.

Smartphone App Self-guided tours

 The Bushplane’s Smartphone App offers a self-guided tour of Bushplane History and Evolution in six different languages. Enjoy both audio and text in English, French, Spanish, German and Anishnaabemowin, and text in Hindi. The tour also features 360 degree video of the interior of aircraft that are accessible to the public. For a little fun, try our Women in Aviation Scavenger Hunt. The app is free to use and can be downloaded prior to or during your museum visit. If you require a tablet or earphones to access the app, these are available for rent.
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