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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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  • I remember going to see the HMS Haida as a kid in Toronto. My son now loves it too. Very interesting to see and get a feel of being n the Navy. Had not been on it in 40 years and loved it.  more »
  • The Haida was a functioning cruiser in World War Two. Very interesting and informative for all ages.  more »
  • Being that I have always loved our Forces...this visit was an ultimate one on my bucket list! Getting to walk around such an amazingly and strongly built ship and to know that it defended our freedoms...  more »
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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.