Borden Public and Military Museum
The Base Borden Military Museum is one of Canada's largest Military Museums. The Museum holds a significant collection of WWI, WWII and post war armoured vehicles, trucks, and aircraft. The Museum tells the story of Camp Borden and the various Schools, Corps and Branches that have their heritage vested at Base Borden.
The museum complex consists of several buildings and a memorial park. The main Museum building, 18 Waterloo Rd East, is a renovated WWII Armoured Corps' Officers' Mess. This building details the history of Borden. Major General Worthington Memorial Park, commonly referred to as "Tank Park", contains some armoured vehicles and artillery pieces from Canada, United States and England, as well as other countries from around the world. These date from WWI to modern Soviet armoured vehicles. Major General Worthington Park, named for the Father of the Armoured Corps is consecrated ground containing two graves and four cenotaphs. It is a quiet area of reflection with benches provided for visitor comfort.
Base Borden is also the Birthplace of the Canadian Air Force. This proud heritage is exhibited in our WWI Heritage Hangar, located at 44 Hangar Rd, south side of the base. Displayed inside this Hangar, you will find the Avro 504 K aircraft, the oldest flyable aeroplane in Canada, a Tiger Moth, a Silver Star as well as a Tutor aircraft, which is similar to the aircraft now flown by the Canadian Military aerobatic team, the famous "Snowbirds". In addition, there are many interesting artefacts detailing the history of the Air Force in Borden. Not far from the Air Force Annex are several Canadian aircraft proudly displayed on pedestals.
The Base Museum is located on the corner of Dieppe and Waterloo Roads. To find the Base Museum, the Vehicle Annex, and the Air Force Annex, follow the Base directional signs. Admission to the Museum is free; however, guided tours are charged $2 per person. The Museum is open weekdays from 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00, and on weekends from 13:00 to 16:00. Please note that Museum staff are not present on weekends. We are normally closed Mondays, or the day following a long weekend, Christmas Week and Easter long weekend. The museum has a gift shop that is open during regular weekday hours only.
Telephone: 705-423 3531