Visiting Winnipeg’s Royal Aviation Museum Of Western Canada With Kids
If you’ve got a little aviation buff on your hands, there are a number of must-visit museums and attractions around the world that will help to fuel their fascination with flight. The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is probably number one on that list. Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum, located in Ottawa, is ranked as one of the world’s best. And at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina’s Wright Brothers National Memorial, you can retrace Wilbur and Orville Wright’s journey to that historic first flight, which was made possible by utilizing the ocean winds that blast across the dunes of the Outer Banks.
But if you’re within driving distance of Winnipeg, there’s no need to book a flight to learn more about flying. The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is the country’s second-largest aviation museum, and budding pilots and wannabe engineers can explore the impressive collection of aircraft—ranging from bush planes to fighter jets—housed within a converted hangar at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The museum even boasts an enclosed flight deck for watching the planes land and take off into the vast prairie sky.