ExhibitsAt the Naval Museum of Alberta, you experience Canadian Naval History ranging from 1812 to the inception of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910, the Naval Reserve in 1923, the Korean conflict, the Cold War, the Submarine Service, Afghanistan, and recent operations.
The exhibits boast the largest indoor collection of naval weapons systems in Canada, naval guns, aircraft flown off Canadian Aircraft Carriers, torpedoes, uniforms, missiles, and examples of anti-submarine warfare. You can walk through a replica of a Second Word War Corvette Bridge and Wheelhouse where you will experience the sights and sounds of a ship on a North Atlantic convoy. You will see the history of your Navy.
Canadian Naval AviationThe Canadian Naval Aviation Exhibit features the history of Naval Aviation from the creation of the Royal Canadian Naval Air Service in 1918, the Second World War, to 1975 when naval aviation was discontinued when the RCAF took on that role.
Enigma MachineThe Enigma machine is a cipher device developed and used in the early- to mid-20th century to protect commercial, diplomatic, and military communication. It was employed extensively by Nazi Germany during World War II, in all branches of the German military.
Uniform GalleryThe uniform gallery exhibits examples of RCN and WRCNS (WRENS) Uniforms throughout the history of the RCN, including rank and trade badges as well as the story of the people who wore them.
RCN in KoreaThe RCN in Korea highlights the nine ships and the 3,621 officers and men of the RCN that served in the Korean conflict from 1950-1953, and those that participated in the UN missions in Korean waters until 1955.
Naval GunsThe museum exhibits a collection of naval guns including a 4-inch quick fire Mark XVI, 3-inch / 50 caliber and 3-inch / 70 caliber guns, 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns, and two naval guns produced during the Second World War in Calgary at the CPR Ogden Shops: A Single 4” gun emblazoned with the HMCS Calgary Gun shield badge, and a 3-inch 12 Pounder.
Visit us at the Naval Museum of Alberta to see more!