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HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Hamilton

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Military Museum Historic Site
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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  • Was a rainy day when we were there, but we still had a good time. You can request a Canadian park pass in advance and it is free this year for the 150 anniversary of Canada. I learned a lot. Good for ...  more »
  • This was the first time visiting the ship since it was relocated to Hamilton. As a boiler operator on a post war era Canadian destroyer, I was curious to see what was the same and different between ge...  more »
  • I didn't hear about the HMCS Haida until about a year ago. With admission fee being free for all national parks, I took advantage and went off to check out this historic WW2 battleship. Although admis...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing! My kids loved it, my wife and I loved it, worth the visit. It's free this year for Canada's 150th birthday. So many things to see. Information posted all over the ship telling the ship's story. Very helpful and kind volunteers on board as well helping you along the way. One gentleman served on the Haida during the Korean war. He enjoyed telling us his story of when he joined the Navy at 17 yrs old. The ship is easy to navigate, arrows and numbers guiding you along the route. Overall an incredible experience and even if you're not a history buff you're sure to enjoy it.
  • A great time! Enjoyed going on-board and looking at an era that's past. The cannons are badass, and the history is rich. Enjoyed talking to the lady in the engine room (worked there), she knew more about that ship than I could Google.
  • A real treasure. Very well maintained, and an excellent experience to visit and go through the ship. Lots of very difficult ladders to maneuver. Kids will love it, people with mobility issues will not be able to see the entire ship.
  • Amazing just amazing. Loved every min of it.... Talked with veterans that worked on the boat for an HR and they were super nice.
  • A great way to spend a few hours. Remember to not rush it or youll miss the details. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and have plenty of stories to tell.