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HMCS Haida National Historic Site

658 Catharine Street North | Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
+1 905-526-6742
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Excellent history lesson

We visited today with our 11 year old grandson and enjoyed the experience. For seniors such as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
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Brantford
Emotional Journey

My father served as a stoker on a Navy frigate during WWII. He enlisted at 18 years old and served... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FarFlungStarling
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a floating memorial and naval museum.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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658 Catharine Street North | Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
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+1 905-526-6742
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited today with our 11 year old grandson and enjoyed the experience. For seniors such as ourselves we know more about WWII history having fathers who served during that time and can appreciate more their experiences fighting for the freedoms we enjoy. For the...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father served as a stoker on a Navy frigate during WWII. He enlisted at 18 years old and served from 1943 until the end in 1945. Today he is 92 years old and still tells stories of his time at sea. The Haida was...More

1  Thank FarFlungStarling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm just enjoying after spending at least two hours aboard Haida. It was ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING! Being able to access just about every nook & cranny of a WW2 destroyer turned me into a 12 year old again. If you have any sense at all of...More

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be great for a young person to do a school presentation on....including photos! A great learning experience for all ages as well. This is no cruise ship for sure. Cramped living quarters, very low door frames and an outside bridge that must have...More

Thank dgray002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ship was awesome to navigate thru. It played a big part in the freedom we all have today! The radio room is still working to this day.

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to wear shoes with gripping soles as the deck/steps in the ship can be slippery. Consider donating to the ship on your way in. Be sure to watch the video to appreciate the history of this magnificent boat.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship has been kept in really good shape, that is very clear. The staff on board are very willing to explain all sorts of stories and information on the ship. There is access to a lot of the ship. Honestly, it's almost impossible to...More

1  Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here during a trip to the Toronto area in September 2017. Because 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all national historic sites, including the Haida. Onboard you can explore virtually the entire ship, and the...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This year, it is free to attend and a great place to go with the family. You are able to tour the boat yourself or attend one of the few guided tours daily at an extra cost. Lots to explore on the ship, and a...More

Thank coolcicada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great history. Genuine stuff, well set out. The volunteers are helpful and enthusiast . A pleasant visit.

Thank Neil H
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Julie P
19 July 2017|
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Response from KathleenR_28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a small parking area close to the ship, and outside the fences. It gets pretty busy, though.
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Mileidys G
16 May 2017|
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Response from Douglas A | Reviewed this property |
as the Haida is a Parks Canada site and a war memorial no dogs are allowed on board.
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olfrd
18 August 2016|
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Response from Colleen T |
will the ship be open tomorrow to view ?
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