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The Museum of Naval History

3 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, Ontario N0J 1T0, Canada
+1 519-633-7641
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Historic Canadian Gem

Tucked away in the village of Port Burwell is a wonderful bit of Canadian history. And this is no... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sarnia, Canada
Enjoyable and educational

We visited the sub with our children ages 14 and 19. We all enjoyed. Our tour guide Cole was very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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HMCS Ojibwa is the largest artifact of the Museum of Naval History in Port Burwell, Ontario. Ojibwa served from 1965 to 1998 through the dangers and challenges of the Cold War. Visitors can choose from a number of different tours ranging from the hour-long Submariner's Tour of the inside of the boat; The Fish Eye View Tour of the outside; the combo tour including both the inside and the outside; and our most intensive tour - the 3-hour Greater Depths Tour. All our tours are led by highly trained guides. If you are lucky, or sign up for the Greater Depths Tour, your guide will be a qualified submariner, ready to explain everything and tell takes of the Cold War. These award-winning tours are unique and well worth the visit.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, Ontario N0J 1T0, Canada
+1 519-633-7641
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tucked away in the village of Port Burwell is a wonderful bit of Canadian history. And this is no small piece of naval history- you can see it's black hulk when entering the village. The HMCS Ojibwa played an important part in the Cold War,...More

2  Thank 24vacation
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the sub with our children ages 14 and 19. We all enjoyed. Our tour guide Cole was very knowledgable. We learned lots. The sub can get quite warm (it was 33 degrees when we visited) but it does have air conditioning and fans....More

2  Thank jan1015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ‘discovered’ the HMCS Ojibwa submarine in 2014 and it was my second tour. In addition to the ‘regular’ tour guide, there was also George, an ex-submariner who used to serve on the HMCS Okanagan, an Oberon-class submarine (unlike the Ojibwa, it was sold for...More

2  Thank Canadian_Guy1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just happened across this fantastic piece of Canadian and military history, as we were driving through Port Burrell. We had just turned down Howard St toward the water front when my wife said, "There's a submarine" of course I said a...More

4  Thank MalcolmMacDonald
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was a great tour of a Cold War Submarine. I can't imagine what it was like living and fighting on this below the ocean. When we were there, a Navy officer that sailed on one of these Subs was volunteering and told the story...More

2  Thank Terry C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Extremely interesting and educational tour. The guide very clearly explained everything—and the tour was enhanced by the presence of George, a retired submariner, who told us plenty of stories about the life on a submarine. It was just unbelievable that not long ago, during the...More

3  Thank Pike53
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I've wanted to go here since I first spotted the submarine behind the buildings on the main street a couple years back. Finally was around here now that it is open! It is an impressive example of the "Cold War" era. The guide was very...More

2  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Who better than people who actually served on the Ojibwa submarine? Loved hearing about their memories of each part of the ship, their fellow crew-mates, and many adventures around the world. I came away with a much greater appreciation for the endurance, humour, and ingenuity...More

5  Thank Zeusthecockapoo
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Worth the money. There is a sister ship in rimouski quebec as well. I have been to both. Worth the trip to port.

4  Thank dpguy01
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I took all of my employees (20) out to the tour. This was the talk of the afternoon. Everybody liked it very much. The tour guide was a book of knowledge and went in to great details about the life on a submarine. All our...More

5  Thank Dieter1951
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6 November 2015|
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Response from ChrisfromTO | Reviewed this property |
The Eighth and ninth of November should have read seventh and eighth. I tried to add a link to purchase tickets and how many spots are remaining for each tour but Tripadvisor won't permit it. So the best I can do is Google... More
28 July 2015|
Response from MelRav | Property representative |
Hi Bob. HMCS Ojibwa is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our inside tours start every 12 minutes. I hope that you get a chance to come visit us. Melissa