HMCS Haida National Historic Site, Hamilton

4.8
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Hamilton
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. To visit HMCS Haida National Historic Site and other attractions in Hamilton, use our Hamilton trip planner .
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  • Haven't been here for provably decades, but seriously? Where else could you go to experience a war ship? Gives great insight to what life in the nave was all about. Bring your kids or just the adults....  more »
  • My first visit to this great ship since it's move to Hamilton from Toronto. Very Impressed. A extremely well run Parks Canada exhibit. You are allowed to tour almost the entire ship on a self guided t...  more »
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  • If you are into wars and history, this place is perfect for you! Its cool place I am glad by family stopped while in Canada! There is a ton of information around the ship, the staff was very friendly, and being able to independently walk around this ship was a really cool experience. They have some portions which are staged as they would be back which are closed off which was very cool. When I was there, they had some pictures kids could color and crayons on some tables. That kept the kids busy while the adults took a closer look.
  • What a cool piece of history to visit! There's lots to learn here about this unique Destroyer. Most importantly, it's the only one left. Kids and I had a lot of fun exploring and learning, while doing some activities that the parks staff gave us. Keep in mind there are lots of narrow passageways, ladders, and raised entrances. Parked at pier 7 and walked about 8 min. Entrance fee was $3.90 for an adult and free for the kids. Fun, informative, and an inexpensive way to spend a couple hours :)
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