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HMCS Haida National Historic Site

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Address: 658 Catharine Street North | Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
Phone Number: 905-526-6742
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This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a floating memorial and naval...

This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a floating memorial and naval museum.

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Chance to go aboard an actual fighter ship!!

Have gone here for years and it never gets old, the staff on board are a good mix of young and older some having served on the Haida. kids love it and be sure and visit the gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Terry K
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have gone here for years and it never gets old, the staff on board are a good mix of young and older some having served on the Haida. kids love it and be sure and visit the gift shop on your way out for a souvenir.

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Thank Terry K
Hamilton, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great time spent exploring the HMCS Haida for free on Canada day this past summer. If you're at all into what our history holds, or you just want to learn morse code, this is an awesome place to visit. There's lots to see and even more to learn on this historic site. It's entertaining for people of all... More 

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Thank KasiaL1
Hamilton, Canada
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the privelage of visiting HMCS Haida just after she moved from Ontario Place, Toronto to here current loaction in Hamilton. My 3 friends had all spent time on her during the time in the navy during the 1950's. they showed me where they bunked, where they each sat for meals, their duty stations and their action stations when... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this place very much. It was not just because it was free for entrance in Canada Day with a delicious cake, it is also a good place to learn Canadian history. I can actually went into the ship to see all the crews living area. There are also a lot of "very old" equipment and I can learn... More 

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1 Thank kacocal
Hamilton, Canada
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently refurbished and inspected, this impressive ship may be toured. Anyone who wishes to feel the impact that this powerful vessel had during action in WW2, must see what conditions were like. Few intact and unchanged ships of this magnitude survive.

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1 Thank rcdickson
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my 15 year old son. This was an amazing g look at history. My son loved it and the fact that you are not on a set guided tour. We took our time and went where we wanted. I recommend wearing running shoes or flat closed toe shoes since there are many things sticking up from the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting, fair price. Enjoyed a nice afternoon exploring the multiple levels of the ship. Had a scavenger hunt for the kids. Would recommend.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very interesting and an amazing perspective of what it must have been like to be on a ship during the war. Guessing, those who served where of much smaller in stature, save a few. Standing 6 foot tall I cant imagine the difficulties people may have encountered. Everything is original, a lot of time, money and effort was invested in... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

What a great bit of Canadian history If your looking for something to do and see and touch I would recommend seeing this war ship my wife and I seen almost the whole ship and the staff were great to answer any questions we had . It was amazing to see how they lived at seen in such a small... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a great place to take fit healthy children and teens. They love the excitement of climbing into the engine room and it is well supervised.

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