Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
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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.
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 - 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 - 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

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.

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 - Norseman CF-BFT, serial #17, is a Noorduyn Norseman MkIV and one of two Norseman in the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre's collection.

Our Collection - Norseman CF-BFT, serial is a Noorduyn Norseman MkIV and one of two Norseman in the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre's collection.

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.

Our Collection - de Havilland Otter, CF-ODU, was purchased by the Ontario Provincial Air Service in It was damaged in a forced-landing near Moosonee in It took ten years for Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre volunteers to rebuild CF-ODU.

Children's Centre - Kids have fun while learning in our newly renovated Children's Flight Centre!   So you want to be a pilot?    Learn how with flight simulators, arcade-style gaming consoles and interactive displays.  Experience a real airplane cockpit for flights of imagination -- what could be better?  Also, the Children's Flight Centre is the location for children's birthday parties.  Available on Saturdays and Sundays in non-peak season, it's a fun alternative to your average party!

Kids have fun while learning in our newly renovated Childrens Flight Centre! So you want to be a pilot?

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Museum is a great place to visit to learn more about bushplanes.

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Museum is a great place to visit to learn more about bushplanes.

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

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

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.

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.

Flight Simulator -  Feel the thrill of the engines starting, the plane lifting from the ground and the nail-biting landings, all from the comfortable 5-seat cockpit.

Flight Simulator - Feel the thrill of the engines starting, the plane lifting from the ground and the nail-biting landings, all from the comfortable cockpit.

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Histories - Prior to the 1920's, vast portions of the Canadian north were uncharted and unknown. Bushflying was intrumental in opening up those vast regions.

Histories - Prior to the vast portions of the Canadian north were uncharted and unknown. Bushflying was intrumental in opening up those vast regions.

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

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

Our Collection - Fairchild Husky CF-EIR was the last Fairchild F-11 Husky ever built and was acquired by the Centre in 1994

Our Collection - Fairchild Husky CF-EIR was the last Fairchild F-11 Husky ever built and was acquired by the Centre in 1994

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

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

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