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HMCS Haida National Historic Site

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Address: 658 Catharine Street North | Pier 9, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8B4, Canada
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This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a floating memorial and naval...

This WWII Tribal Class destroyer is now a floating memorial and naval museum.

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Great historic visit for all ages

As a seafarer, I very much enjoyed my visit to HMCS Haida. It was great to look about this fine vessel and reminded me of the 1st ship I worked on. Great value for 4 people with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathryn M
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a seafarer, I very much enjoyed my visit to HMCS Haida. It was great to look about this fine vessel and reminded me of the 1st ship I worked on. Great value for 4 people with the family ticket and the staff who greet you want to get the kids involved by setting them a challenge. Badge earned at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have often visted the Haida when we go to Bayfront park in Hamilton. The Haida is a living reminder that at the end of the second world war Canada had the fourth largest navy in the world.Everyone who visits the city should take time to visit this national memorial to our naval veterans

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Thank Douglas A
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

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 walk through this vessel and feel the history.

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Thank Troy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

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Thank Realnickriviera
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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Thank emkayontario
Hamilton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's great to be able to see first hand what the soldiers went through have way more respect for them. Tour is very informative and gets into the deep parts of the ship.

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Thank spiderwoman808
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My boyfriend and I went here last summer and it was an awesome time, cheap and the weather was beautiful and there weren't too many crowds. Some spaces can get pretty tight but you don't miss out on much if you cant get in some spots. Would definitely recommend checking this out in the summer :)

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Got to imagine what it was like living and working this ship. Self guided tour takes you through the different parts of the ship. Can be fun for families, a unique date on a nice sunny day or anyone wanting to learn about life on a ship. Keep in mind there are some tight spaces and some climbing is required.

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Thank czechno
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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 day. Great piece of history. Very cheap admission.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 day. Don't miss it.

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