This past summer, Mike and I had the chance to tour the Alberta Aviation Museum located beside the Edmonton City Centre (municipal) Airport or YXD. I found it while I was aimlessly driving around one day while he was at work. As I passed the airport, I looked over and saw a retired Pacific Western 737 sitting behind the fence and knew that this was a place that we had to visit.
Admission ranges from $6.00 for children up to $10.00 for adults, with discounts for seniors. The facility features over 40 aircraft ranging in age from old wooden hulled prop planes up to military and comercial jets.
It seems like the common trend in aerosexuals is that they are fascinated by military planes. However, the Alberta Aviation Museum have a very neat collection featuring various sections and displays. As you enter the museum, you will find yourself face to face with some of the original aircrafts to fly in and out of YXD.
The displays then move into an entire wall dedicated to the various commercial and passenger airlines in Canada’s history. With various cabin artifacts from playing cards and napkins to old flight attendant uniforms, this collection is one of the best I have seen so far.
There is also a large collection of various war medals and historical facts from both sides of the Second World War. They also have restored several military aircraft in both indoor and outdoor displays.
The museum will take between 60-90 minutes to view and depending on the weather, you can also get up close and personal with several large aircrafts located outside the museum. Groups can arrange guided tours by the volunteers that run the museum.