Canada and the World in Flight

This program presents a chronological trip through the Museum, and explores the impact particular aircraft have had on our history and, conversely, how our history had made certain aircraft important.

Grades 9 and 10
$5.00 per student (minimum fee of $100)
Group size
Max. 28 students
Minimum of 6 adult chaperones per group (free)
Two groups concurrently
90 minutes

Program Description

This program is an interactive guided tour during which students will be expected to ask questions, make observations, and offer their thoughts about the various topics discussed along the way.

Themes for this tour include: the evolution of the flying machine as a form of technology, the use of aircraft in Canada to meet the needs and demands of its citizens, and how this usage has affected both the building of Canada as a nation, and the role of our air force at home and abroad.

Curriculum Links

Geography of Canada, Grade 9

Geographic Foundations: Space and Systems

Building Knowledge and Understanding

distinguish between the characteristics of urban and rural environments.

Human-Environment Interactions

Building Knowledge and Understanding

describe how natural systems influence cultural and economic activities.

Global Connections

Building Knowledge and Understanding

explain the role of selected international organizations and agreements and why Canada participates in them.
summarize significant contributions Canada makes to the world.

Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10 *

Communities: Local, National and Global

Overall Expectations

explain how local, national and global influences have helped shape Canadian identity.
analyse the impact of external forces and events on Canada and its policies since 1914.
assess Canada’s participation in war and contributions to peacekeeping and security.

Change and Continuity

Overall Expectations

analyse the impact of scientific and technological developments on Canadians.

Citizenship and Heritage

Overall Expectations

assess how individual Canadians have contributed to the development of Canada and the country’s emerging sense of identity.

Social, Economic, and Political Structures

Overall Expectations

analyse how changing economic and social conditions have affected Canadians since 1914.

Source Document: The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Canadian and World Studies, 2005 (revised)

*Please Note: the “Specific Expectations” met by this program are too numerous to cite, so we have limited the description to the “Overall Expectations”. If you require more detailed information about whether a particular expectation or topic will be covered, please e-mail the program coordinator, Kimberly Reynolds, at

Teacher Tips

Remember: to help plan your trip, teachers are entitled to a free pass. Please call our reservation office to request yours today!

To get the most out of your experience, we recommend that you arrange your bus schedule so that you can spend 2–2 ½ hours at the Museum. This will give you an opportunity to visit more of the collection on your own, take health breaks, enjoy snacks or lunches, visit the boutique, etc.

Staying for lunch? Please ask our reservation office about table/lunchroom availability, as well as our catering service.

Pre or Post-Visit Activity Suggestion

Have your students visit our website and explore our new on-line exhibition, “Canadian Aviation Through Time”. The timeline shows how achievements in Canadian aviation fit within the wider context of science and technology milestones and international events that affected life in Canada between 1900 and 1945.

Fees and Reservations

Make a Reservation

Please make your reservation at least three weeks in advance by calling 613-993-4264 or click on the Reserve button to fill out an online reservation request. Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for our response.

Program fees are per person and include taxes. All accompanying adults per group are admitted free. Payment may be made in advance or on arrival by cash, credit card, debit, or cheque made payable to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

Program Per student* Minimum Fee

*Please note that all prices are subject to change without notice.

Canada and the World in Flight $5.00 $100

Cancellation Fees

A cancellation fee of $80 per school program will be charged for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the scheduled date of the program. For a program cancelled with more than 48 hours notice, a $20 administration fee will apply, unless the program is rescheduled within the same school year. In the case of school bus cancellation due to inclement weather, this fee will not apply if a school reschedules the cancelled program within the same school year.