About the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Reserve Hangar: Canada Aviation and Space Museum

As the Canada Aviation and Space Museum collection grew, its ability to store and protect that collection proved to be a challenge. In order to properly display and conserve Canada’s aviation heritage, the Museum secured funding from the Government of Canada in 2001 to build a new storage facility.

Recognizing the potential for continued growth, the Museum developed a long-term architectural plan for the Museum complex. The current building and the new storage facility, as well as any future additions, would have a unified design. The first phase of the project, the Reserve Hangar, provided a highly visible addition and symbolized the grace and power of flight.

The reflective metal shell and glazed facade of the Reserve Hangar serve to:

  • reveal the collection within
  • orient visitors to the Museum
  • create the aura of a working airport

The Reserve Hangar was completed in 2005 and now houses many of the Museum’s artifacts (see below). It offers over 8,200 square metres of storage space.

Tours of the Reserve Hangar are available.

AIRCRAFT IN THE RESERVE HANGAR

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

A

B

C

D

F

G

H

J

L

M

N

P

  • Pitcairn-Cierva PCA-2
  • Pitts Special S-2A (Modified)

Q

S

T

  • Taylor E-2 Cub
  • Taylorcraft BC-65

V

W

  • Waco 10 (GXE)
  • Waco VKS-7F

Z

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