Historic District

1.0 km Marker

The Bushplane Museum

Bushplane · Avion de Brousse · Bagajiyiing-mbaaschigan

Photos: Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
Photo: Tourism Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie’s history is found not only on land and water, but also in the sky! At this museum, you can learn about the importance of bushplanes to Northern Ontario while you climb aboard flight simulators, step inside real planes, discover a bush camp and a fire tower, and watch videos about flying adventures. Pilots who fly bushplanes often face dangerous situations as they carry people and supplies to remote communities. They also spot forest fires, transport firefighters and drop water bombs to put fires out. The building was once the hangar for the Ontario Provincial Air Service, which was responsible for protecting Ontario’s vast forests.

Bushplane Collection Origins & Rebuilds

Explore the collection of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. This map shows the origins of a selection of planes in the Centre’s collection, including planes that were later rebuilt in Sault Ste. Marie.View PDF

Health Tips with Hearty Artie!

hearty artie

Remember to take a break and stretch not only your muscles but also your eyes. Look at the horizon as if you were flying.

Challenge Yourself!

Can You Draw?

Draw a bushplane flying or landing on the water.

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    What part of the aircraft provides power?

  • Question 2

    Where can you go to learn how to fly a plane?

  • Did you know?

    Sault College offers a highly respected aviation program.

  • Question 3

    Which part(s) of the aircraft help it take off?

  • Did you know?

    Once the engine gets the plane moving, the wings’ airfoil shape creates more pressure under the wings than over them. This generates lift and lets the plane rise into the sky!

  • You did great!