The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was founded in 1972 and is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to acquire, document, preserve and maintain a complete collection of aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military from the beginning of World War II to the present. Our role is to preserve the artifacts, books, periodicals and manuals relating to this mandate. The Museum now houses almost 50 aircraft, an extensive aviation Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery.
To acquire, document, preserve and maintain, a complete collection of aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military services from the beginning of World War II to the present, including other related aviation artifacts and memorabilia of significant historic importance to this period.
To instruct, educate and entertain the general public through the maintenance and rotation of displays, flight demonstration, special events and activities; and encourage Canadians of all ages to become actively involved in the preservation of these aircraft and artifacts.
To provide facilities for the restoration and protection, interpretation and exhibits of the collection. These will be displayed in their natural element - aerial or static, with emphasis on all aspects of safety and legal obligations in relation to both the artifacts and public; and to deliver programs that meet the standards for community museums in Ontario.
To maintain supportive exhibits in tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew these aircraft and in memory of those who did not return.