By Tyler Sutherland
An exhibit opening today at the Western Canada Aviation Museum will show what’s involved with patrolling Canada’s coastline.
“Canada’s Coastal Patrol” illustrates how innovative and enterprising Canada’s aviators have been. Whether looking out for prohibition era rum runners, WW II German U?boats to icebergs hindering today’s ship traffic, the exhibit tells the story of how Canadians used a wide variety of patrol aircraft during peace time and at war.
Without aircraft, patrolling the 243,000 kilometres of coastline from B.C. over the north to the Maritimes would be nearly impossible.
For hours and admission rates at the museum, visit WCAM.mb.ca.