Our Collection - deHavilland DHC2 Beaver CF-OBS was the first production Beaver manufactured by de Havilland Canada. It was purchased by the Ontario Provincial Air Service in 1948 and was the first of a total of 44 aircraft purchased by them over the years. CF-OBS is the oldest production beaver in flying condition.
Our Collection - Stinson SR9 Reliant, CF-BGN, was part of the Ontario Provincial Air Service fleet from 1937 until its sale to Green Airways of Red Lake in 1948. In the spring of 1979 CF-BGN was burned in a grass fire set by vandals. It has been restored by the volunteers of the Centre
Our Collection - de Havilland DHC3 Otter, CF-ODU, was purchased by the Ontario Provincial Air Service in 1960. It was damaged in a forced-landing near Moosonee in 1984. It took ten years for Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre volunteers to rebuild CF-ODU.
About Us - The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC) was formed in 1987 by a small group of volunteers wishing to preserve Ontario's rich bushplane and firefighting heritage. At that time, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources agreed to allow the group to use a portion of the Fire and Aviation Division (formerly the Ontario Provincial Air Service) hangar at the edge of the St Mary's River in Sault Ste. Marie for displays and storage.
Our Collection - Canadair CL-215, F-ZBBT, was manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace, Montreal and was purchased by France's Sécurité in 1974. It was part of a larger fleet used to fight forest fires in southern France and Corsica. Based at Marignane, it recorded 20,331 water bombing loads dropped on fires.It was retired in 1996 and donated to the museum by Bombardier Aerospace.
Plan Your Visit - What better way to explore the history and adventure of flight and forest fire protection than with a visit to the Bushplane Centre? Located in beautiful downtown Sault Ste. Marie, this waterfront hangar offers more than 62,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on aviation and forest fire exhibits
Facility Rentals - The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a popular choice for ...Wedding Receptions * Birthday Parties * Christmas Parties * Social Gatherings * Special Events * Family Events * Staff Parties * Conferences * WorkshopsRetirements * Staff Outings * Media Events * Celebrations * Receptions * Meetings * Parties
Wings Over The North - Experience the exhilaration of take off in a vintage Beaver bush plane, the freedom of flight, the history of fighting fires from the sky, and the unexpected drama of setting "her" down in our Object Theatre