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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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Description: 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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A tour of the HMCS Haida is well worth your time

A very well preserved piece of Canadian Naval History. The guides onboard were very interesting to listen to as we toured the ship. The had lots of insight to the daily lives of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A very well preserved piece of Canadian Naval History. The guides onboard were very interesting to listen to as we toured the ship. The had lots of insight to the daily lives of the men serving onboard. The ship maybe difficult to tour if you are unsteady on your feet or have trouble with stairs but well worth the effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unbelievable really. To walk, and touch and handle and actually feel a Corvette that actually saw action in the Atlantic theater against Hitler's U-boats. Almost overwhelming. Wonderful history for kids or grand dad. Part 2 awaits you at the Warplane Heritage Museum.

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The working life on HMCS Haida has been preserved in time and is an excellent show of our naval past. There are narrow passages but it has been preserved to show what life on the ship was in actuality. The staff were great with in-depth descriptions for any questions. It is an excellent place to visit for any age. We... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good access to a well preserved Canadian Warship. Inside presentations very professional and guide very helpful. Good experience for young and old.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you want to check out a piece of Canadian history then this attraction is a must see. This was an excellent way to spend a couple of hours. The ship is set up like it would have been when it was in service. The kids really enjoyed exploring and discovering different rooms on board.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The integrity of working life on HMCS Haida has been preserved in time and is an excellent representation of our naval heritage. As other posters have noted, the composition of the ship is metal and is slippery when wet. There are narrow passages but it has been preserved to show what life on the ship was in actuality. The staff... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum is a beautiful tribute to the tribal class ships of World War II. It is beautifully maintained and true to its era. It is a little difficult to navigate if you are not "sure-footed" and is best seen in dry weather as it is completely metal. It is very easy to slip back in time when visiting this... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

HMCS Haida is well preserved. I just wish we had had the foresight to save more examples of our naval heritage. I don't know if our experience was unique ( I suspect not ) but it was memorable in several ways. We arrived a few days after Thanksgiving to discover the site was closed for the season but were told... More 

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Brampton, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took our grandchildren during a work day in October. Parking access was ample and there are washrooms available before you get on the ship. The washrooms look like portables but have flush toilets and enough room to move around. There are activities for children (scavenger hunt etc.) and prizes at the end to keep them interested. The staff was... More 

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Harrow, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Really enjoyed exploring the destroyer. The staff and volunteers very helpful. Spent about an hour and half on it and still didn't see everything. Will come back next time in Hamilton.

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