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HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Hamilton

Categories: Military Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 d...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Incredible experience and great to be able to explore so much of the ship.
  • More fun than I expected. Took longer than expected and didn't cost much.
  • Excellent piece of Canadian history The ship is intact and some of the guides actually served in the ship when it was operational. Being a navy ship, be careful with steep ladders and all objects around you as you walk. Very informative and reasonably priced.
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