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Canada Day Celebrations

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum invites everyone to a great day of fun and entertainment!  Celebrate Canada like never before at this country’s premier aerospace museum, with dynamic activities for the whole family.  The Museum is the ideal venue in any weather: sun, rain or summer heat.  Admission is free all day on July 1, but donations are welcome.

Schedule of Demonstrations and Performances

9:00 a.m.             Museum and activity stations open

10:00 a.m.           Rappelling Demonstration by the Ottawa Police Tactical Unit

10:30 a.m.           Concert by BAM Percussion

11:00 a.m.*         Performance by the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks

12:00 p.m.*         Fly past by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Hornet and aircraft from
Vintage Wings of Canada

1:00 p.m.             Arrival of Nick Hilaire, Boots for Pups

1:30 p.m.*           Rocket launch by the Ottawa Rocketry Group

2:00 p.m.             Concert by BAM Percussion

2:00 p.m.             Ejection Seat Demonstration in the Main Theatre

2:30 p.m.             Autograph session with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the CF-18 Demonstration Team

3:15 p.m.*           Rocket launch by the Ottawa Rocketry Group

3:30 p.m.             Ejection Seat Demonstration

4:15 p.m.*           Rocket launch by the Ottawa Rocketry Group

All activities and displays will be open from 9am to 4:30pm unless otherwise indicated.

Canada Day activities will be announced throughout the day by Rythme 97.1 FM Outaouais.

New this year!! OCCO Kitchen and Beau's All Natural.

* Weather Permitting/Schedule subject to change without notice.

Partners and Special Guests

Over 20 organizations and special guests are joining us this year to help celebrate Canada Day. Come and meet with these Museum partners!

Family Activities

Activities for kids of all ages are taking place throughout the day!

Aircraft and Flights

Many visiting aircraft will be flying in for Museum visitors.  Come and speak to the pilots of these wonderful flying machines!

More information

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is located at the intersection of the Aviation and Rockcliffe Parkways, just 10 minutes from Parliament Hill.  The Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Canada Day, with special activities ending by 4:30 p.m.

Free admission.

Visitors are invited to take advantage of the bicycle paths leading to the Museum to reduce vehicle emissions – bicycle racks are available at the Museum

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