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Air Defense Museum
La Baie , Quebec
Tourism Region: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Canadian military aviation history has been marked by exceptional heroes and their extraordinary exploits.

The Masters of the Sky exhibition relates the glory and misfortunes of these airmen through history.

A first in Quebec, the multimedia exhibition State of Alert presents aircraft that criss-crossed the skies over the course of time. using augmented reality technology, visitors are plunged into an unusual sensory environment that is truly unforgettable.

In 1942, the Second World War is raging in Europe. A French-Canadian bomber squadron is formed and becomes part of the Royal Air Force in England: 425 Alouette.

As part of the 70th Anniversary celebrations of this Bagotville-based Squadron, the Air Defence Museum presents an exhibition entitled An Alouette at dawn. You will discover the exploits of these courageous aviators in history's most violent war.

About the Collections
Parts and military uniforms
Air navigation instruments
Artifacts from military aircraft
Books, etc.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: environ 7 000

Our archives include documents and military uniforms, photographs, aerial navigation instruments, medals, artifacts from military aircraft, maps, and various personal documents, planes, helicopters and books.
Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Films and Videos • Photographs • Sound Recordings • Textual Records
• Other : Pièces d'appareils

Decorative Arts
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Glass • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork
• Other : N/A

Fine Arts
Only a few paintings on military
Culture: Canadian
Period: Contemporary
Media: Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture • Film and Video
Other : N/A

Human History
Le Musée de la Défense aérienne a pour objet de traiter de l'histoire de l'aviation militaire canadienne, en mettant l'emphase sur l'aspect humain. Les artéfacts possédés servent à soutenir cet aspect (voir ci-dessous)
Ceremonial Objects • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Electricity • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medals • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Physics, Mathematics or Metrology • Printing and Bookbinding • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Stamps • Transportation : Aviation • Weapons
• Other : N/A

Natural Sciences

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Services & Activities
Identification et évaluation d'artéfacts

Research Services
Historical research on topics related to Canadian military aviation
Archival Records • Library • Object or Scientific specimen identification • Conservation or Restoration
• Other : N/A

Educational Programs
Available Soon
School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP) : Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary) • Classes or Workshops • Films
• Other : N/A

Visitor Services
Gift Shop
Picnic area with tables
Bilingual Services • Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English : French • Accessible by Public Transportation • Audio Guides : English : French • Children's Activities or Services : Nursing area or Change Table • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available : Wheelchair access • Washrooms
• Other : N/A
• Other Guided Tours: N/A

Volunteer Services

Number of volunteers: 56
Activities: Representation on Board of Directors
Restoring artefacts
Organization fundraising
Design of advertising material
Various tasks related to preparing the opening

Member Privileges

Food Services
Picnic Area
• Other : N/A

Internet Services
General Information  •  Collections  •  Events  •  Virtual Exhibitions  •  Education  •  Children  •  Directions or Map  • 

Other Services

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Publications & Products
Divers souvenirs

Brochures • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Commemorative Souvenirs • Other : N/A

Hours & Admission

Operation: Year Round  By Appointment 
June-September: guided tours of the museum and 3 Wing Bagotville
October-May: tours of the museum only
Open: From June 7th to September 2nd, 2013, daily from 9 am to 5 pm
From September 3rd 2013 to June 2014, by reservation for groups of 20 or more
Closed: Outside the period from June to September, we are open for groups who have previously done a reservation request.
Admission: Charged
Adults: $12
Children under 5: Free
Students: $6
Seniors: $8
Groups of 20 or more: $8 per person
Discounts: Seniors • Students • Groups

Air Defense Museum
6513, chemin Saint-Anicet,  La Baie,  Quebec 
G7B 3N8
Telephone:   1-418-677-7159
Fax:   1-418-677-4104

E-mail: museebagotville@forces.gc.ca

Mailing Address:
Air Defense Museum
P.O. Box 567 , Alouette , Quebec
G0V 1A0

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Last updated: 2013 04 11