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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 110 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

First off where can you go with the family for $9.80. I am sad to say I live here and this was our first time visiting the Haida. We had so much fun here. My youngest kept calling the ship a Battleship but for him he got to climb all over a Destroyer Class Vessel and have a blast doing... More

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Brantford, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went for a walk along the Hamilton Harbour and decided to take a tour of the Haida. We didn't figure it would take to long, and that the kids might get bored after a bit, but for under 10 bucks for a family of 4, we thought why not. WOW. What I thought would be a quick stop turned into... More

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

As one reviewer put it, it is hard to believe that 200 men would be living on this space for months. I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the ship. The young guides were helpful, however we wandered around pretty much on our own. I like the touch of having music from the 40's playing at certain points throughout the ship. Visiting... More

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Smithville, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Because the Haida is a national historic site, they have the Explorers Program for kids. My boys loved trying on the uniforms and doing the scavenger hunt! The Explorers Program makes the site interactive so the kids are learning and having fun at the same time. Once they've completed some activities in the booklet, they are given a dog tag... More

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Rochester, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

First time on a ship like this and impressed with how they made do with minimal space to accommodate over 200 men. Learned about hteir computer system and how they communicated while at sea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Made it a point to stop here to show my son this great piece of history. Saw it when I was young and when the ship was in Toronto many years ago. Staff was friendly and we had a nice time touring the ship. I hope they keep improving the site as they hope to and keep this ship around... More

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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Such a great piece of history. My boys had a blast and are still talking about it months later. We bought the seasons pass for a few dollars more and plan to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I toured the HMCS Haida with our adult son on the weekend while staying at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. We spent 3 hours touring the ship from bow to stern, engine room to bridge and everything else in between. The only reason we disembarked was that we were getting hungry. We were very impressed with the... More

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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This destroyer is in excellent and original condition. Unlike many other ships I've been through you can get into almost every part of the ship. It really gives insight into what it must have been like to serve on one of these. The tour guides are very helpful and are ready to give further insights when asked. There is also... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was able too see the HMCS Haida once before when she was docked at Ontario Place, but wasn't able to board her. Here in Hamilton, ON., for a small fee (under $4.00 per adult), we were able to board her and see what life must of been like during World War II, and the Korean Conflict. You receive a... More

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