Aviation Museum Takes Flight

Updated: Sep 9, 2021



After years of design assistance and budget consultation, the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is taking flight in Winnipeg!


Supermétal is currently fabricating and erecting the 700 tonnes for the 85,000 sq ft structure. This project features 160 ft joists spanning the exhibit space, diagonal conical columns supporting the entrance canopy, and architecturally exposed interior columns supporting the mezzanine area.


The museum’s collection includes nearly 100 heritage aircraft including Canada’s first helicopter, among others which can be seen nowhere else in the world. The new Royal Aviation Museum will share the stories of Manitoba’s earliest aviators and the birth of commercial aviation in Canada. The new Museum will be located adjacent to the Winnipeg James A. Richardson International Airport and is set to open in late 2021.

This is Supermétal’s 2nd project in Manitoba’s capital city and it’s first with Construction Manager – PCL Constructors in Winnipeg.