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C.S.S. Acadia

Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-424-7490
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Ranked #43 of 64 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to...
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Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Owner description: Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.

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Halifax, Canada
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326 reviews 326 reviews
78 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How wonderful to be able to board the C.S.S. Acadia and walk around the decks, exploring such a historical ship. This opportunity is included in your ticket to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Be sure to take advantage of this.

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Singapore, Singapore
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730 attraction reviews
597 helpful votes 597 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Unfortunately only 1 deck seems to be open to the public. Lower deck tours apparently do occur occasionally, but probably require some special arrangements. The ship itself is in excellent condition.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Interesting ship, only the top decks are open when I visited. I'm not sure if that is normal or not. Seeing the engine room would have been interesting. Worth the price of admission at the Maritime Museum

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White Rock
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

OK, but the exhibit could have been tied in with those from the museum better. There must be something more that could be done to give visitors a sense of some of the work this ship had done.

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N. California
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29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Fine example of this type of vessel. Lots of staff around but they could have pushed more info to those of us looking. Not enough of the below decks open, The engine deserves a closer look.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

This vessel is very well preserved and is the only boat/ship left afloat that was present in the Harbour when the Mount Blanc blew up

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Halifax, NS
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Canadian marine history bringing back what life was like on a BIO research ship

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

its a quick little self-guided tour and included with your maritime museum pass, it was good to be able to get on the boat and snoop around for awhile.

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globeseeker007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

This vessel served the Canadian government for over five decades from 1913, when it was launched, to 1969. It has been a hydrographic surveying vessel doing oceanography work and has also served in the Canadian navy. The decks are made of wood and it is in excellent shape. Now it is serving the public by being part of the Maritime... More 

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