The British Columbia Aviation Museum Society is dedicated to preserving aircraft and artefacts. We collect, restore and display aircraft and artefacts related to the history of aviation in Canada, with emphasis on British Columbia aviation history.
The museum is operated by dedicated volunteers. Volunteers devote their time and skills to creating and maintaining a dynamic museum for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Museum activities include aircraft restorations to static or airworthy status, constructing engine displays, modeling aircraft, maintaining artefacts, books, pictures and videos representative of flight, and creating memorials to aviation and the people who made it happen. We have plans to expand the museum by adding more space, and naturally adding more displays.
We invite you to visit and view our gift shop, Memorial Room, and aircraft and artifact collection. Browse the museum on your own, or have one of our tour guides show you around.
Financial support for the museum’s work comes from several sources. Assistance for the building was provided by the Government of British Columbia under Expo Legacy and GO-BC grants. The Land is provided by Transport Canada on a nominal cost lease. The municipality of North Saanich provides annual assistance by waiving property taxes. Several restorations and research projects are funded by the British Columbia Heritage Trust grants and from British Columbia Gaming Commission Casino revenue.
Additional funds for the restoration of a Noorduyn Norseman to flying condition have been provided by Millennium Fund
Expenses are met through memberships, Founding Patron donations, general donations, entrance fees and gift shop sales. The British Columbia Aviation Museum is registered with Revenue Canada and may issue receipts for donations of cash or material.