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C.S.S. Acadia

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Address: Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-424-7490
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Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to...

Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.

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Nice to see this old ship.

Located outside the Maritime Museum HMCS Sackville which as a whole is well worth the visit. They have some of the largest model ships I have ever seen. The whole museum is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Graham L
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Canmore
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Tallinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

A wonderful experience to see first hand our country's first ship designed to explore our oceans and record back about our great sea experiences.

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Canmore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Located outside the Maritime Museum HMCS Sackville which as a whole is well worth the visit. They have some of the largest model ships I have ever seen. The whole museum is very well laid out and very interesting.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I was happy to learn that a tour of the C.S.S. Acadia is free with your Maritime Museum admission. Free is my favorite price, and tours of ships like this are invariably interesting and educational. We only spent about 15 minutes aboard, but that was a very interesting 15 minutes. There is an important caveat. When we came aboard and... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Part of maritime museum tour. Interesting glimpse of what it must have been like to live at sea. Beautiful wooden decks with many rooms to explore and greatly preserved.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Admission to this historical site is included in the admission ticket to the Maritime Museum. It is well worth the effort to explore the main decks but also to take advantage of the offered tour to go below the decks and see how the people actually lived aboard her. The tour below deck is not only a history lesson about... More 

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The C.S.S Acadia was an interesting boat to visit. All around the ship, you can see the different living quarters and working environments of a life at sea, mostly set in the 1940's era. Admission is free if you have an Atlantic Museum Pass.

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Leeds England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This old lady of the sea is no longer seaworthy, but you get a good feel for the nature of life on board over its 50 years of service, mainly as a surveying ship. I have not previously seen a ship of its vintage that is open to visit.

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Los Ayala, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Interesting addition to the Maritime Museum. On a sunny day, this was most enjoyable. The radio room and the sleeping quarters were well done. And, it was interesting that there wasn't a full view from the wheel house. You had to be outside in the elements to truly see and use the controls and utilize the speaking tube. The wood... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The ship is is great shape, and a visit gives you an idea just how difficult life on the sea can be, in the best of times, with (relatively) modern conveniences. If you are in Halifax with a bit of time to spend down on the waterfront, take the time for this ship.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

By visiting the maritime museum you get a free entrance to this ship. We walk all over the decks and enjoy visiting this historic cartographic ship.

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