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C.S.S. Acadia

Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-424-7490
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This attraction needs lots and lots of work. Not enough to see - most of the areas are closed off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JMay2014
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Cambridge, Canada
Great example of early Canadian Innovation

The CSS Acadia, perhaps the finest preserved example of Edwardian ocean steamships, is moored... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
PookyCake
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Victoria, Canada
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Canada's first hydrographic ship was used in mapping the ocean from 1913 to 1969 and is now open to the public for viewing and tours.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average32%
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Maritime Museum | 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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+1 902-424-7490
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction needs lots and lots of work. Not enough to see - most of the areas are closed off. I will go back next year to see if its changed.

Thank JMay2014
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The CSS Acadia, perhaps the finest preserved example of Edwardian ocean steamships, is moored alongside the historic Halifax boardwalk right beside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. While she doesn’t look like much on the outside, she is nonetheless a historically significant ship in the...More

Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Interesting way to spend an hour or two. Educational for those that have never been on a naval ship.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A wonderful experience to see first hand our country's first ship designed to explore our oceans and record back about our great sea experiences.

Thank 179wesleys
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located outside the Maritime Museum HMCS Sackville which as a whole is well worth the visit. They have some of the largest model ships I have ever seen. The whole museum is very well laid out and very interesting.

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was happy to learn that a tour of the C.S.S. Acadia is free with your Maritime Museum admission. Free is my favorite price, and tours of ships like this are invariably interesting and educational. We only spent about 15 minutes aboard, but that was...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Part of maritime museum tour. Interesting glimpse of what it must have been like to live at sea. Beautiful wooden decks with many rooms to explore and greatly preserved.

Thank 387cherylf2016
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Admission to this historical site is included in the admission ticket to the Maritime Museum. It is well worth the effort to explore the main decks but also to take advantage of the offered tour to go below the decks and see how the people...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The C.S.S Acadia was an interesting boat to visit. All around the ship, you can see the different living quarters and working environments of a life at sea, mostly set in the 1940's era. Admission is free if you have an Atlantic Museum Pass.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This old lady of the sea is no longer seaworthy, but you get a good feel for the nature of life on board over its 50 years of service, mainly as a surveying ship. I have not previously seen a ship of its vintage that...More

Thank Arnold Z
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