Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre


There’s so much to see and do at the Bushplane Museum!
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. We are one of only a few aviation museums that allow visitors to actually climb aboard the aircraft, take the pilot’s seat in a passenger plane’s cockpit, and climb into the cargo holds of a real waterbomber. There’s no better way to learn – and have fun – than through these hands-on experiences!!

There is ample parking available for even the biggest RVs. Have a picnic outside, enjoy the view of the historic St. Mary’s River, and spend the day here at the CBHC.

Experience how airplanes really work in our hands-on, kid-friendly Flight Centre. Climb aboard real vintage aircraft, and even sit in the cockpit of your very own passenger plane. See aircraft being rebuilt in our restoration area. View our operational engine test cell. Feel the thrill of flight in our Flight Simulators. Take off on your own adventure in Wings Over the North, in our Object Theatre. Feel the intense fury of battling a Forest Fire in Wildfires! A 3-D Adventure. Examine the 24 bushplanes in our collection. Take the controls in our Beech 18 cockpit demonstrator. Visit a reproduction of an actual bush camp. Send Morse code messages from our 1940s ranger’s office. View our collection of vintage fire pumps and railway speeders. Climb an actual fire tower. Spot the forest fire and radio a warning to your friends in the ranger office below.