The Nanton Lancaster bomber started it all. More than 50 years ago, three Nanton men had the vision of what this plane would come to mean to the community — and the world. They knew that the bomber would make people want to stop and spend some time in Nanton, and encourage them to browse through the shops. So they purchased the Lancaster and brought it to town.
After the Lanc spent years on the side of Highway 2 South, a group of volunteers joined together to protect the Lanc from the harsh elements, and so the museum began.
The Bomber Command Museum of Canada has been growing ever since.
Starting with the bomber on display, the museum has now grown to house a wide variety of aircraft, Bomber Command memorabilia, art and archives.
The Bomber Command Museum of Canada has become a worldwide attraction and draws tens of thousands of people to it each year.
The Bomber Command Museum memorial wall is the only one of its kind, with the 10,659 names of every Canadian killed while serving with Bomber Command.
The museum is known for its spectacular events. The Lanc is brought out for these events, and visitors can watch the engine runs and tour this great plane.
Visit bombercommandmuseum.ca for more information on the museum and its events.