The Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Bomber will be arriving over the City of Edmonton late Friday afternoon as a visiting display and tribute to Alberta's war veterans.

This is one of only two flying Lancasters in the world today, and the Alberta Aviation Museum is playing host to the Lancaster.

The Lancaster is also set to fly to Cold Lake, Alta. on August 1st and August 2nd for an air show. It will return to Edmonton after each show.

Officials said this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a living tribute to Canada's World War Two veterans.

"It's good to see an aircraft in that era that was so important in our lives to see that four-engine fella still flying," said war veteran Owen Cornish.

The Alberta Aviation Museum will be staying open until 9 p.m. this weekend to allow as many veterans and Albertans the opportunity to view a piece of war history.

The Lancaster delivered more tons of weapons to enemy targets than any other bomber of the war.

With files from Laura Tupper