Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
- Hours: 10am - 4pm
The Great Northern Ontario roadshow is heading to the Soo! Come visit us at the Canal District while reexploring the lock city and all the beauty that surrounds it! Reconnect with your favourite local businesses, taste great food, enjoy live entertainment and so much more!The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC) was formed in 1987 by a small group of volunteers wishing to preserve Ontario’s rich bushplane and firefighting heritage. At that time, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources agreed to allow the group to use a portion of the Fire and Aviation Division (formerly the Ontario Provincial Air Service) hangar at the edge of the St Mary’s River in Sault Ste. Marie for displays and storage. When Fire and Aviation Division operations were moved from the hangar to the Sault Ste. Marie airport, the CBHC expanded to include the part of the hangar constructed in 1948. The Northern Nature Trade program and an invasive species exhibit have been added to the displays. This organization is part of Science North’s Science Festival but is attending the Great Northern Ontario Roadshow.