The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is located in Sault Ste Marie in Ontario’s Algoma Country. Visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and discover the history of bush flying and forest firefighting in Canada. Located in the historic Ontario Provincial Air Service hangar in Sault Ste Marie, the centre features Canada’s largest collection of bush planes, interactive exhibits, live insects, and educational programs. You can trade natural items, learn about water-bombing techniques, and explore the stories of Canadian women in aviation. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in aviation, nature, and history.
The centre was established in 1989 by a group of volunteers who wanted to preserve and share Ontario’s rich bushplane and forest protection heritage. The centre occupies the original hangar built in 1924 for the Ontario Provincial Air Service, which later became the Fire and Aviation Division of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The hangar was used for fire and aviation operations until it was moved to the Sault Ste. Marie airport.
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a world-class museum that connects people of all ages to Canada’s exciting bushplane and forest protection heritage. It is a place where passion, discovery, and wonder meet to create a dynamic learning environment. Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker, you will find something to enjoy at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.