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HMCS Haida National Historic Site

658 Catharine Street North | Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
905-526-6742
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Ranked #2 of 103 attractions in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Military Museums
Description: This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a floating memorial and naval museum.
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My bf and I went there this afternoon and had a blast was super fun going all over the ship and being able to go almost everywhere on the ship. I didn't like that some of the parts of the ship were blocked off and some were open. Overall very fun !!!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was fascinating to be able to go everywhere on board and get a real idea of life in the Navy. Actually seeing how close quarters they had to keep gave me a new appreciation of their sacrifice for our country.

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The Haida is a pleasant stroll from downtown through a quaint neighborhood. The ship is in great shape and an excellent history lesson. Entry fee is quite reasonable and well worth it. I find Museum ships fascinating windows on the past and I'm sure you will also. On the way back to downtown, head north along the shoreline park and... More

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ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

this is apparently one of only two such historic sites in the country. a hidden gem imho, given that i've lived in the gta for over 20 years and hadn't heard of this place until recently. i highly recommend it ... not just for the beautifully preserved ship, but also for the wonderful stories that its volunteers (especially those formerly... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very reasonable admission including family package, very friendly staff, this ship really takes you back in time to world war 2. It has some nice mazes and many ladders, very beautiful highly recommended. loved it and definitely afford to visit it many times again.

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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Getting to the ship was not easy. Directions were difficult to follow. However, the historic aspect was very well done with a number of attendants providing the ship's history and answering questions about the daily internal operations.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This ship helped to save shipping as a mind sweeper in WW11 is docked in Hamilton harbor. A view of the past that is never to be forgotten. We could build new ships at the old Stelco steel works in Hamilton harbor. as our World heats up, we must be prepared. We could make the steel for the ships here... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Explored with a 4 year old. The history is thought provoking. The maze of the ship is an adventure. Wear shoes, not sandals. Be prepared for ladders and corridors. Take the time to read and speak to some of the volunteers.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited HMCS Haida several times and enjoyed it every time. You will enter a time machine and go to 1940's. Canada day is best time to visit. Free admission and also there are many volunteers including some of the very few still living WW2 veterans. Some compartments are open to the public which are usually closed due to the unavailability... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My kids loved exploring this ship -lots of little nooks and crannies for them to hide in. I bumped my head at least 5 times. It would be hard for elderly people to climb up and down the ladders to see everythingon the ship. It was an educational visit and kids really enjoyed it.I think we paid less than $10... More

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