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“Great tour guide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of H.M.C.S. Sackville

H.M.C.S. Sackville
1675 Lower Water St adjacent the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-429-2132
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Ranked #15 of 118 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the Second World War. Restored to her wartime configuration she serves as a museum and memorial to those lost during the Battle of the Atlantic and to honour those who serve and continue to serve in the Naval Service of Canada. HMCS Sackville is berthed at Sackville Landing adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the summer and in HMC Dockyard during the winter.
Mississauga, Canada
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“Great tour guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Make sure you take a guided tour of the ship -- the guide will be able to show / explain much of the details to you. We had a great guide (Kathleen O'Brien) who was very helpful in explain things to us (and answered all of our questions).

We purchased our entry ticket at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (they had discounted Adult entry tickets).


If you are visiting downtown Halifax, and you enjoy history, you should visit this ship.

Visited July 2014
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Petersham, Massachusetts
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“Brave men honored by their country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A small ship with a big job: escorting convoys across the Atlantic during WWII. Superbly restored to 1940's condition and fitted with taped narrations in a number of areas to explain the functioning and living conditions. This is Canada's official Naval Memorial, and they have done it right.

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“An important piece of Canada's wartime history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a mustn't miss attraction along the gorgeous Halifax harbour boardwalk. The ship is a Flower-class corvette, the last of her type. Like the rest of the Flower-class corvettes, Sackville is named after a Canadian town (Sackville, NB). If you are Canadian, your hometown may have had a similar ship named for it. The ship and its RCN crew served in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Second World War's longest battle. It is officially Canada's Naval Memorial, honouring those who served in the navy during wartime. There are also a number of more traditional stone memorials nearby and along the boardwalk. Volunteers and the present-day RCN largely keep this ship afloat. I had a lovely conversation with Dennis, a guide who served aboard WWII-era RCN warships in the 50s and 60s. Be sure not to miss this important piece of Canada's naval history.

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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

a real piece of Canadian maritime history, and only a short walk from the toursi information centre on the boardwalk. Looks in great condition, but teh colours were weird, a sort of very light blue and white all over.

Visited July 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Rare piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First of all, I'm glad they have maintained this ship, even though it has been modified during its operational years after WWII. One of the staff was very helpful in answering questions and I found the experience educational. There is a small gift shop on the dock.

Visited October 2013
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