HMCS Haida National Historic Site is located at Pier 9 near Bayfront Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Less than 75km from Toronto and Niagara Falls, HMCS Haida is an easy day trip from the GTA and the Niagara region. The revived Bayfront area has a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and walking trails, making for an enjoyable visit before or after spending an hour or more aboard the ship.

Getting here

Location

Pier 9-658 Catharine St N
Hamilton ON L8L 8K4

By car:

If arriving from Toronto or the Niagara Peninsula:

  • Take the QEW and Exit at Burlington Street once you are in Hamilton.
  • Travel past the Stelco industrial complex.
  • Wellington Street is the signpost that John Street will be coming up soon.
  • Turn Right at John Street and follow it until it ends at Guise Street.
  • Turn Right at Guise to Catharine St.
  • Turn Left at Catharine and then right at the entrance on Pier 9.

If arriving from points north, south or west of Hamilton via Highway 403:

  • Follow Highway 403 to the Main Street East exit.
  • Proceed east on Main Street to the downtown core.
  • James Street is the signpost to tell you John Street is coming up soon.
  • Turn Left at John and follow it until it ends at Guise Street.
  • Turn Right at Guise to Catharine Street.
  • Turn Left at Catharine and then right at entrance on Pier 9.

By other means:

Via Rail has regular train service to Hamilton, via Windsor, London, Toronto and Niagara Falls. Some stations will require transfer. Visit: http://www.viarail.ca/

Airports:

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport

Hours of operation

May 19 to June 30, 2017
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to Sunday.
Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Group bookings available Wednesday through Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
*Last admission sold at 4:15 p.m.

Detailed list of hours of operation

Fees

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

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Picnic Area Picnic area
Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Dogs on leash
Parking Parking
Restrooms Restrooms

HMCS Haida National Historic Site offers a variety of facilities and services for the pubic to enjoy. The grounds of surround Haida allow for easy accessibility to parking, picnic and shelter areas, and washrooms during operating hours.

Quick facts

  • Of the twenty-seven Tribal class destroyers built before and during the Second World War, HMCS Haida is the only one still in existence.
  • Named after the Haida First Nation of British Columbia, HMCS Haida is now a living memorial to all who served in the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • HMCS Haida earned the title of ‘Canada’s most fightingest ship’ because she sank more enemy naval and merchant vessels than any other Allied warship.