"A Fun Spot for Everyone in the Family"
" It is well worth the stop!"
"If You're a Pilot, You Gotta See This"
"A HUGE collection...and you can even climb into some planes..."
"Great Museum, lots of variety"
"Awesome adventures for the whole family..."
"Great place for young and old!"
"...3D/4D movie Wildfire is amazing..."
"...it was a blast for our 2 y/o daughter and us..."
"Very interesting spot to see with the kids"
"Young and old will enjoy this hands on museum..."
"All you ever wanted to know about bushplanes"
"Friendly staff and volunteers to answer your questions..."
" ..Kids love this place! "
"...The staff is very helpful and enjoy sharing their knowledge with you. .."
"Great displays! "
"...kids big and small get a bang out of sitting in the cockpits..."
"A pilots candy store"
"You will be amazed how large these planes are out of the water..."
"...Lots of things for people of all ages to see and interact with."
"Great for the aviation and history buff with lots for the kids"
Ontario Road Trip
EPISODE SIX - The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Show
Shelly Dwyer, AOL Travel...
"The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is not your usual stuffy, 'hands-off' kind of museum. There are not many places that allow you to not just touch the exhibits, but, in some cases, invite you to climb right inside of them.
At the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, you can stand inside the massive fuselage of a Canadair Aerial Tanker (water bomber, in layman's terms), climb an actual fire tower and take a seat in a flight simulator. Not to mention get up close and personal with the numerous planes on display inside the centre, all the while learning about the history of bush flying and forest protection in Canada...
....It's all thanks to the centre's volunteer members who actively acquire, restore, preserve and display floatplanes, bushplanes, water bombers and forest fire fighting equipment along with other aviation and forestry-related artifacts in order to celebrate the achievements of Canada's aviation and forest fire fighting pioneers."
Kriss Hammond, JetSetters Magazine
"I found a gem of an aviation museum while on a Hapaq-Lloyd German Cruise Lines voyage of the Great Lakes. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is located in the historic former Ontario Provincial Air Service hangar at the edge of the St. Mary's River in downtown Sault Ste. Marie (often called the Soo), Ontario, Canada. ...
... The bush planes are all in the original 1948 era hangar, and I have the chance to stop and visit with the renovation crew and mechanics clanging away on steel and aluminum...
...The Centre also houses a Flight Centre with exhibits, flight simulating computers, a Beech 18 cockpit, simulated flights in a Beaver, a Link Trainer, and a pilot aptitude test. ...
...I happen to stumble into the wrong theater to hear a fire fighting lecture before getting ousted to the proper theater. The lightning locator is a real time computer based system that records all lightning strikes in Eastern North America and it is a vital component of the sophisticated fire prediction system based in Sault Ste. Marie.
I am fueled up so it is now time to choke back the throttle for another thrilling Beaver bush plane flight into the great Canadian North."