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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: +1 905-526-6742
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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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This is the best thing you can do in Hamilton for under $20

A lot of fun and a great way to experience history. You can climb through nearly the whole ship. Kids loved it, so did the adults.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of fun and a great way to experience history. You can climb through nearly the whole ship. Kids loved it, so did the adults.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during Doors Open Hamilton. Nice to see the space and how tight the sailors must have been. Makes you proud to be Canadian.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's great to be able to see first hand what the soldiers went through have way more respect for them. Tour is very informative and gets into the deep parts of the ship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

My boyfriend and I went here last summer and it was an awesome time, cheap and the weather was beautiful and there weren't too many crowds. Some spaces can get pretty tight but you don't miss out on much if you cant get in some spots. Would definitely recommend checking this out in the summer :)

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Got to imagine what it was like living and working this ship. Self guided tour takes you through the different parts of the ship. Can be fun for families, a unique date on a nice sunny day or anyone wanting to learn about life on a ship. Keep in mind there are some tight spaces and some climbing is required.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Great informative self guided tour. Once on the ship, get a map and go through the ship. Great information presented and staff was on hand to answer questions and they do presentations throughout the day. Great piece of history. Very cheap admission.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The boat is great, even if I did not locate the stairs that they built for Camilla so she didn't have to climb the ladder. The grandchildren loved it and took their parents on a guided tour the next day. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The fightingest ship in the Royal Canadian Navy, this floating treasure is a window into history, showcasing the Canadian presence and resolve in WWII and other conflicts. She's big enough to make an impression yet compact enough that it isn't as overwhelming for children as some other vessels are in the USA. The close quarters Canadian sailors lived in while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Im a hisotry savy and absolutly loved this. i had no idea it was so lcose to home. When my school went (a number of years ago) they gave us a small tour explaining the different rooms and what sailors did everyday on it + responsibilities. Later they let us wonder around ! Its one thing to read about it... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

learning about our military ships this one has a great history on the sea's of the world you get to walk through this and learn alot about the canadian naval part of our military

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