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Airplanes and Archives: A Peek into Preserving the Past


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Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

50 Pim Street

Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


The public is invited to join Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre archivist Candy Burns for a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into preserving and promoting Canada's aviation history and the unique culture surrounding Ontario's bushplane heritage. Join us at the Bushplane Museum for a live presentation or connect with us virtually as we simultaneously stream this peek into preserving the past and explore some of the unique finds in our extensive archival collection.


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 firsthand adventure with over 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. 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. Learn from one of our knowledgeable volunteer aircraft restoration technicians. 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.

This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Please come and join us as we celebrate Culture Days 2022. The Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub highlights the diverse events celebrating arts, culture, and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie! This Hub is a part of the Ontario Culture Days...

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