Canadian Museum of Flight
A laid-back and fun way to spend an afternoon with your kids can be found at the Canadian Museum of Flight. It’s located beside the airport in Langley, BC.
On a recent grey-sky day, I took my little ones to the museum after they gobbled down their Pirate Paks at a favourite local restaurant. We had been planning on doing a different activity, so the kids were disappointed at first. Although it was a last-minute decision to go to the Canadian Museum of Flight, I’m so happy we checked it out.
The museum and even the gift shop was a great surprise – fun, interesting, and interactive! The airplanes on display spanned many eras, from WW1 to the present day. There were military planes as well as passenger planes. There was even an example of the first commercial jet engine to look at. On display, there were at least 20 airplanes – probably more.
My kids had a blast at the museum! They gleefully played make-believe by “flying” the airplanes. Many of the planes on display were open for the kids to climb into. My kids loved hanging out inside the cockpits, making for a lot of creative role-playing. It wasn’t very busy at the museum, so I played along with the kids. Before I knew it, we had been there for two whole hours!
As a parent who is always on the lookout for good quality educational toys, I was impressed by the gift shop’s selection of building kits, games, clothing, mugs, and other knickknacks.
The Canadian Museum of Flight provides a memorable and fun family experience that won’t break the bank.
This blog article is part of a series about points of interest in Canada BC Langley. Next up, I’ll tell you all about The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary.