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HMCS Haida National Historic Site

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Lots of memories

Haven't been here for provably decades, but seriously? Where else could you go to experience a war... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin_Cool_Dad
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Hamilton, Canada
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What a Grand Ship to Tour!

My first visit to this great ship since it's move to Hamilton from Toronto. Very Impressed. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry B
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London, Canada
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The last Tribal Destroyer in the world, HMCS HAIDA is Canada’s most famous warship. She inspires countless adults and children and draw visitors from Ontario, across North America and from around the globe. This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a...more
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658 Catharine Street North | Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been here for provably decades, but seriously? Where else could you go to experience a war ship? Gives great insight to what life in the nave was all about. Bring your kids or just the adults. There is a lot to be learned

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this great ship since it's move to Hamilton from Toronto. Very Impressed. A extremely well run Parks Canada exhibit. You are allowed to tour almost the entire ship on a self guided tour with Navy uniformed Naval retirees always nearby to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Larry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good and informative tour with Michael who’s very friendly and answered everything we asked and then we got to meet a great guy called Andy who actually served on board in the 50s which was a great touch to the end of the tour,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HMCS Haida is the last of a class of destroyers built in England for the Canadian navy and used between 1943 and 1963. It is now moored in Hamilton Harbor a short way past the end of John Street North; it is in restored condition...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was great, helpful and informative. We was there for ceremony for Navy. Clean, and didn’t take long to go thru the ship. Grounds well taken care of

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a lot of fun to wander a ship freely. You can choose your own path and just have complete exploration freedom. Both my sons enjoyed it and it's not easy finding thing to entertain them with these days!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember visiting when the Haida was docked at Ontario Place when I was in elementary school so it was interesting visiting it as an adult. I'm a non-swimmer so I was very uncomfortable on the side of the ship that was facing the water,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank maxandmalsmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the self guided tour and were welcomed by Tom who is a retired naval chief engineer. We feel so lucky that he was working the day of our visit. He gave us a tour of the engine room which was so informative and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BeachDebi
Reviewed August 7, 2019

The price is very cheap to get on the ship. It’s up to you how long you spend. It’s self guided. Was easy to find.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 637timnab
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This Site,although hard to find, is fantastic and a floating monument to those who fought in WW2 and the Korean War in Canada's Navy. It gives you an appreciation of what the crew of the Haida had to contend with in cramped quarters and in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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nskinner2018
July 22, 2019|
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Response from trey71 | Reviewed this property |
lots of free parking at Pier 8.
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Doglover777
May 5, 2019|
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Response from WJAM39 | Reviewed this property |
Personal use is fine from what we were told.
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wwwonder
February 25, 2019|
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Response from BShackleton | Property representative |
Hi - it depends on the weather but end of May should be warmer and we will be open on the weekends by then. The ship visit includes both inside and outside. Dress for the weather and remember that since we are on Lake... More
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