Welcome to the Canadian Museum of Flight




Father's Day at the Canadian Museum of Flight is always a super fun event! Of course, Dads get in free, when accompanied by a responsible child.



Yes, we are open Wednesday to Sunday.
Phone 604-532-0035 for information on your visit.
  • Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Our facility is ideal for family outings during these challenging times, as we have ample space and large outdoor areas.
Public Admission

(includes all applicable taxes).
Adults: $12.00
Concession (seniors* / youth*): $8.00
Family: $30.00 (2 adults and up to 5 students)
Children under 6: Free
Museum members, plus one guest: Free
(* seniors, 60 and over; youth, 6-18 years)
Special rates for Group Tours - call the Museum for more information.
If you would like to become a Museum member click here  for more information, or contact the Museum.
Phone: 604-532 -0035
Fax: 604-532-0056

Holiday Hours

A few public holidays and the Christmas-New Year time may result in the Museum being closed. 
As well, severe weather may have an impact on opening hours. Please phone before you travel.


Hangar # 3 - 5333 216th Street
Langley, BC
V2Y 2N3





 Hanger Day! Monday, May 1st.

This was a busy day for a lot of our wonderful volunteers. In a large group effort, every airplane from inside the hanger was carefully rolled outside and tied down (of course!) for security.


All of the models and airplanes hanging from the ceiling were lowered to the ground, washed, cleaned, and raised back up to the sky.

During this time, a LOT of new pictures were taken, a lot of inside the plane pics were available, and a lot of closeups. 

A big change was having new LED lights installed on the ceiling, replacing the old ones that took forever to turn on!

It was a hectic, long, tiresome day, but the overall results are marvelous.

A BIG thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with this immense task.



Welcome to #5000 for 2023!


The Museum was delighted to welcome our 5000th visitor for the year 2023.  April 30th,  and we already passed that milestone!  We marked the occasion with a small gift to the 5000th.  Well, not sure which of the young visitors was in the door first, two gifts :o).


To reach 5000 visitors before the end of April is remarkable, and well worth celebrating.  Our total visitor count for 2022 was 10,200 – and that itself was 35% better than any previous year.  This year, we are running a remarkable further 60% ahead of that pace.  Only four months into the year, and already half way to the current annual record.  In our slow winter season, no less!


It was fitting the 5000th visitor was a young person, coming as part of a young family.  That is the demographic accounting for a large part of our visitor growth.  It is apparent our ‘aviation discovery centre’ resonates with parents of children, both toddlers and youth.  It is apparent word of mouth is bringing us many new faces.  We take that as encouragement that our increasing focus on inspiring and educating young people is a worthy choice.






Earth Day 2023

A group of visitors joined Museum staff at the Canadian Museum of Flight for our first ever Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22.  The event gave a thoughtful exploration of how aviation is evolving to become a more eco-friendly form of travel and showed the possibilities that the future holds. There was fun for the whole family, and it proved to be a great family day out!

Annual General Meeting 2023

 The Museum held its Annual General Meeting on April 15. A quorum was established and the Minutes of the 2022 AGM were accepted. Treasurer, Al French, presented the Financial Statement.
Museum President, Bruce Friesen, then spoke of the achievements of the Museum in the last 12 months and the positive outlook for the future. Mike Sattler spoke to the Concept Plan from the consultants (AldrichPears Associates Ltd) on future Museum activities, and an interesting discussion ensued.
An election was called for the Board of Directors. Tribute was paid to retiring Director, Peter Graham, for his dedication in managing the Museum collection. Present Directors, Bruce Friesen, Phil Lipscombe and Jim Sloat were elected by acclamation. Long-term Museum member - and previous Museum Director - Gord Wintrup, was elected to the Board.


Volunteer activities
Spring 2023.
What do volunteers at the Museum do on these cool, rainy spring days? 
See more in our Press section:

Vimy Day 2023, Sunday April 9

The Museum's SE-5a inflight.
(photo credit: Ferenc Cegledi)

Sunday April 09 was Vimy Day…. On that day in 1917, Canadians went into battle for the first time as the Canadian Army Corps. Prior to that day, Canadian regiments were integrated with British units. They were given the task of securing Vimy Ridge, a strategic position to the northeast of the French city of Arras. The British and French armies had previously tried to take the ridge but suffered over 200,000 casualties in the attempt. After painstaking and meticulous planning, and the under the cover of intense artillery support, the Canadians attacked and took the ridge with over 3600 dead and another 7,000 wounded. The ridge remained in allied hands for the rest of the war.

The Royal Flying Corps flew in support of that attack, and provided valuable reconnaissance before, during and after the battle. Accurate maps based on RFC photos, aircraft directed counter-battery fire, suppression of German air activity, and close air support, strafing and bombing German trenches, all contributed to the successful Canadian assault.

The pride that Canada and the rest of the Empire felt was enormous, and singled Canada out as a distinct nation, and no longer a minor player in the British Empire.

Three vintage WWI aircraft from the Langley based Canadian Museum of Flight went to France in 2017 to take part in the centennial commemoration of that seminal event in Canadian history. Come and see them here at the Langley Airport.

Vimy Flight crew at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, 2017.

Family Day 2023

On Monday, February 20, the Canadian Museum of Flight welcomed 1768 visitors. That made our Family Day 2023 a huge success, our best ever.

Despite the cold and rain and wind, people came.  And left with big smiles, particularly on the faces of the little ones carting off their craft creations and their prizes from the paper airplane contest.





Can I?

 Is it okay to sit in the planes? YES! If the cockpits are open, please feel free to fly our planes.

Please be very careful, of course, climbing in and out. The planes are VERY hard and do not feel good when you bang your head!


Today I Learned!

Have you ever noticed the small holes at the end of a wooden propeller?

Wonder what they are for? Now you'll know!

They are to drain any water that happens to gather on the prop and work it's way under the protective metal cap. 


Christmas at the Canadian Museum of Flight

The Christmas event at the Museum was an outstanding success with over 700 visitors on the November 27 event. As promised, Santa and Mrs. Santa arrived by aircraft right in front of the excited junior crowd.
Santa and Mrs. Santa arrived in a perfectly color-matched Cessna.
Hmmm... could that little plane actually fly all the way from the North Pole?
The cool, sunny weather did not deter visitors to the Museum displays, including the Beech 18.


 Avro Canada Orenda
Did you know that the Museum has a very significant Canadian artifact on display in the Hangar? It is the first generation of jet engines and ran for the first time in 1949 - the Orenda engine.
Read more in the Collection section...
The Avro Canada Orenda 10 engine on display at the Museum.

Remembrance Day
The Canadian Museum of Flight was open on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2022. The Museum’s SE5a replica WWI fighter provided an aerial tribute over several local cenotaphs.

The Museum’s Sopwith Camel replica WWI biplane was on static display at the Murrayville Cenotaph.  

Hangar reorganization
Recently there was need to 'unstuff' the hangar for a private function. Most of the aircraft on display were moved outdoors, but only one was fortunate to find shelter from the weather in a hangar.
On Monday a group of volunteers, led by the Museum President, were able to mop the floor, move tables back to storage and plot the new arrangements of displays.
Read more in the Press section...
Canadians in Flight stamps
Named one of Canada’s top 10 engineering achievements of the 20th century, the DHC-2 Beaver is considered the best bush plane ever built.
Canadians in Flight stamps honour aviation and aeronautic pioneers.
Read more in the Press section...
Volunteer activities
Volunteers are the 'heart and soul' of our Museum organization. 
Have you seen this classic picture taken at Langley Airport many years ago? Our dedicated volunteer crew has made steady progress on restoration of this aircraft back to flying condition.
Read more in the Cub Restoration section...
Volunteer Saturday
The Museum has announced 'Volunteer Saturday' as a regular feature to accomodate those unable to come on weekdays. This will take place on the third Saturday of each month -  September 17, October 15 etc. We will be tackling all sorts of tasks around the museum ranging from dusting artifacts to restoring airplanes, and everything in between. No matter what your skill level or your abilities, there will be something for you to help us out with.
When the workday is done, we’ll kick back, socialize for a bit and share some well-deserved pizza (cost by donation). Once everyone is settled in and satiated, we’ll then put on an aviation themed movie for anyone who wants to stick around or join us !
Read more in the Press section...

Canada Day, July 1


On Canada Day, the Museum unveiled a new display called “Aviation and the Crown – A Flight through History.” As we are an aviation museum, it seemed natural for us to explore the ways in which aviation has supported Queen Elizabeth as she connects with Canadians. As aviation has evolved, royal tours have been able to evolve as well, making it less taxing for the Queen to cross our vast country, and making it possible for her to include smaller and more remote communities on he visits. Particularly northern communities.

Unveiling the display panels.


The 'junior' crowd admired aircraft fitting for their age...
The Canadian Museum of Flight takes particular pride in making it possible for all segments of our community to have an enjoyable and educational outing. In this instance, we are most pleased to recognize the support of Heritage Canada towards making that feasible.



Don't forget to have a look at the Press section for the latest news from around the hangar;

Donations of old photographs

The Museum welcomes the donation of artifacts of significance to the history of aviation in BC. On the list are photographs that document this history.
Visitors come by the office and drop off a box of books, photos, logbooks, tools etc. Some of the photos (prints and color slides) are of old aircraft that most people cannot identify. So the detective work starts. What is the aircraft, who owned it, what is the location?
Unfortunately, sometimes the person leaves before contact information is gathered and we have no way of tracing the story behind the photos. 
For details see our Press section;

The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP)

During World War 2, Canada was a major contributor in training aircrew for the battles around the world. The plan was known as the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). This year, 2020, is the 80th anniversary of the Plan being put into action.
To remember and honour this massive war effort, the Canadian Museum of Flight has a special display in the hangar. Come and visit the Museum.
One of the aircraft used to train fighter pilots was the Hawker Hurricane, shown in this RCAF photo;
See more in our Aviation History section;
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