AAA Editor Notes
The Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Tr. S.W., off Flanders Ave. exit, is home to seven museums detailing the history of the Canadian Forces. On-site are the Naval Museum of Alberta, the Army Museum of Alberta and the Air Force Museum of Alberta as well as museums highlighting Lord Strathcona's Horse Regiment—the Royal Canadians, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, The King's Own Calgary Regiment and the Calgary Highlanders.
Galleries re-create battle scenes and specific acts of heroism with audio and artifacts. Featured are an impressive collection of weapons, including guns, cannons and torpedoes; a Banshee Naval jet fighter; a submarine exhibit; and other equipment relating to life in the military. In addition, short videos are shown in two unique theaters: one a to-scale interior model of a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and the other a period Nissen hut.
Visitors also can view a huge mural in the Queen Elizabeth II Atrium entry hall; videos explain what each mosaic piece represents. Outside, vintage tanks and carriers dot the landscaped grounds.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.