Canada’s proud history of wartime naval service is vividly on display aboard legendary HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. Distinguishing herself in several historic battles, the Royal Canadian Navy’s most famous ship now proudly rests in Hamilton. Explore its historic decks and imagine yourself as a crew member of the destroyer dubbed ‘Canada’s most fightingest ship’.

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Experience Canada’s most famous warship

As the world’s last surviving Tribal class destroyer, HMCS Haida has a tremendous legacy. Come aboard and see what it was like to be a crew member serving on the Canadian Navy’s most decorated warship.

Help celebrate the contributions HMCS Haida made to Canada’s naval history

The important role HMCS Haida played in the history of the Royal Canadian Navy is marked each year by a number of special commemoration days. Come help us celebrate. You’ll have a blast!

Guided tours of the ship!

Get up close and personal with Canada’s “Fightingest Ship” and discover amazing behind-the-scenes compartments that you’ve never seen before!

Sites nearby

  • Fort George National Historic Site

    Mingle with British redcoats among Fort George’s soldier’s barracks, palisades and cannons; experience the sounds of the War of 1812 through Fort George’s internationally renowned 41st Fife and Drum Corps; witness military demonstrations and fire a musket yourself!

  • Woodside National Historic Site

    Come to Kitchener, Ontario to visit Woodside National Historic Site, the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister. View authentic King family artifacts and gain an understanding of Victorian family traditions.

  • Queenston Heights National Historic Site

    Canada’s second smallest but most diverse national park, Point Pelee’s forest hosts diverse habitats that provide a sanctuary for plants and animals rarely found elsewhere in the country and the nature lovers who enjoy it.

Hours of operation

May 18 to June 30, 2017
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to Sunday.
*Last admission at 4:15 p.m.

Complete Schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 905-526-6742