Effective February 1, 2017, admission fees are being charged for entrance to the Museum. Since its inception in 1984, admission to the Museum has been by donation. The NAFMC is very grateful for the years of generosity that enabled us to build a world renowned facility
The NAFMC is entering an exciting period of growth on the road to 2024, the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Funds raised through the introduction of an entrance fee are part of a multi-faceted programme that will:
– permit the museum to continue to celebrate the history and heritage of Canadian military aviation;
– allow us to create new and innovative aerospace educational opportunities for students of all ages;
– ensure individual visitors and families a world-class experience; and
– allow the NAFMC to continue to develop as a vibrant and integral part of the local community.
“The National Air Force Museum of Canada is a national treasure,” gushed Bill March, Chair of the Museum Board, “and I cannot think of a more exciting time to be part of this outstanding institution. The staff and volunteers are working very, very hard to enhance the museum’s ability to bring Canada’s rich air force heritage to life for our visitors, but there is still so much more to do. The expansion necessary through the acquisition of new artefacts, aircraft and stories, as well as positioning ourselves to be a centrepiece for the RCAF’s Centennial Celebration, is forcing us to seek out new sources of revenue. The introduction of entrance fees in not the only avenue to increase funding to the museum that we are pursuing, but it is an important one. And we hope that visitors to the museum will help us build yesterday’s future today.”
Joining the NAFMC Foundation gives members unlimited access to the Museum along with other benefits. Individual memberships cost $10 per month.
Admission to the NAFMC will be free on special days including Family Day, Ad Astra Day and Remembrance Day.