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HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Hamilton
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Hop aboard one of Canada’s most renowned naval ships, HMCS Haida National Historic Site which served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict, and the Cold War, and was dubbed "Canada’s most fightingest ship." The Haida sank more enemy vessels than any other Canadian warship and is the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer of its kind. Freely explore the ship on your own and imagine what life was like for the crewman of the ship. Learn morse code from the crew and ask to go down into the engine room. Put HMCS Haida National Historic Site and other Waterdown attractions into our Waterdown trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Haida is an amazing piece of Canadian history. Very interactive and hands on self guided tour. This ship sunk more tonnage then any other Canadian Naval ship in history...very cool to be able to w...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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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  • My son and I both went to explore on this huge ship there was so many levels providing lots of fun places to get lost in. must do when you're in Hamilton. There's also a nice Lakefront Park nearby that you should visit.
  • I haven't been to the Haida in a long time (since went it was in Ontario Place). A lot more of the ship is on display now! The site itself is not the greatest (the harbour is still very "industrial" here). There are no bathrooms for visitor use on the ship, but there are "semi-permanent" ones near the ticket kiosk. You do have to go up and down ladders and there are tripping hazards (it was a working boat). Overall a good way to spend 1-2 hours.
  • A must visit for bayfront area travels.
  • Incredible experience and great to be able to explore so much of the ship.
  • Wonderful experience walking through the ship, recreating what was life in a warship on WWII and beyond. Everything is maintained in very good condition. Don't miss the going down to the engine room. Best part of the ship I wonder why is not more publicized by Parks Canada.