If you are a big fan of aviation history, a must see while you stay at the Edmonton Inn is the Aviation Museum, located just a 5-minute walk from the inn. Many of our guests have agreed that a visit the museum is a must when it comes to understanding the history of Canadaâ€™s contribution in aviation.
The museum hangar is one of the remaining hosts of the â€˜double-doubleâ€™ Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. For aviation fanatics, that is a big deal in conserving whatâ€™s left of the double-long, double-wide hangars that were built in the 1940s.
With the help of many dedicated donors and volunteers, the museum has a collection of 20 aircraft, some which were restored from the ground-up. The museum is also richly filled with collections of aviation stories of Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
Hundreds of men and women have taken flight from that very museumâ€™s hangar in the past â€“ flying everything from bombers, biplanes, and bush planes, as well as jets. Exhibits and displays from the museum will allow you to step back in simple time and see first-hand how the aviation community thrived and brought about the bustling growth of the city.
Thereâ€™s something for everyone, whether youâ€™re young or old â€“ with programs that will enrich your knowledge about aviation heritage. You and your family can explore the living experience of the many activities on site from the flight simulators, taking a lot of many of the personal artifacts of pilots, viewing the aircraft restoration area, and going into a simulated cockpit of a Cold War jet fighter.
When you stay at the Edmonton Inn, you are literally within an armâ€™s length from the museum, so be sure to plan a visit during your stay with us. You will certainly enjoy your time there.