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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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Very interesting especially for kids

Had a very educational tour of this war ship but what was even more ideal was the interest my boys had and the questions. It's also a great quest for them that they were given... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very educational tour of this war ship but what was even more ideal was the interest my boys had and the questions. It's also a great quest for them that they were given booklets with questions to complete at the end they got a little souvenir. Not a good for older folks though as there is lots of... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the last of the great ships to do battle and bring our troops home. admirer the big guns and how small the rooms are for the sailors but they pushed on and won. that is what Canada is all about. thanks to these great men we can live in peace. you to can see and understand after visiting this ship... More 

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Thank geonothappyatthispla
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my nephew who is 9 and my neice who is 5. What a fabulous time...both kids were given activity books to complete while on the ship and we were given a mission of finding something during our tour...the kids loved finding clues and completing the books...when we were finished they were given prizes . They even got try on... More 

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Thank SheriWoods
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is just awesome. It's costs less than $4 to have access to the majority of the ship and is very hands-on. They staged certain rooms such as the kitchens and store with products from that era. The crew was very friendly and had tons of knowledge about the ship. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Jordan S
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family really enjoyed the family day the Haida folks put on annually. The ship is large enough that each corner is a new experience, and small enough that you can spend about 90 minutes hitting every deck, cabin and perch. My kids loved it and it was a great way of teaching them history and respect for the sacrifices... More 

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Thank TomG-Nexas
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friends from Mn. spent a few days with us recently and brought their 12 year old grandson. Having seen the Falls and other area attractions, the youngster was getting bored. What to do? We took him to see the Haida, the storied Canadian vessel that is permanently anchored in Hamilton harbour. The youngster sang out" Permission to come aboard ,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I still remember when this Ship was parked at Ontario Place. We have Visited this National Historic Site twice already. First the bad: There is a lot to see and do here but you must be mobile and able to climb up and down ladders. A good attraction for kids 7 and up. Small children will have trouble with the... More 

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Thank The_Explorer_Beans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my wife i took are 7year old son on a random trip to the exhibit. i highly recommend this. the staff were very friendly and informative. also where else can you take your little ones into a real battle ship. thank you

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Boling, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids loved this outing to the HMCS Haida. The staff was so eager to teach them so much about the boat. The boys came home with souviners that were given to them by staff for paying attention to the tour info. The boys were so excited that they could touch everything. Advice: We didn't take our 3 yr old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talk about hands on! We loved the self-guided tour where we could explore the entire ship any way we wanted. From down in the engine room to the very top this piece of history is a treasure. There were plenty of staff to answer questions and lots of interesting signage to help you understand how great a ship the Haida... More 

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