Throughout June, learn all about the aircraft and aviators that explored Canada by using rivers and lakes as runways on the Water, Water Everywhere guided tour at the Western Canada Aviation Museum.
For centuries, Canada’s major rivers have acted as highways for northern travellers. Canoes and dog teams were the most reliable transportation in the North until 1924, when a Canadian company called Vickers designed the Vedette. Known as the ‘Flying Canoe’, the Vickers Vedette was the first airplane designed and manufactured by Canadians. Continuing the great tradition of northern life, waterways became the landing strips for a new generation of pioneers.
On the tour, you will see the world’s only complete example of the amazing Vickers Vedette flying canoe and other historic planes of the golden age of bush flying.
Tours are FREE with paid admission
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
For more information, visit Western Canada Aviation Museum.