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HMCS Haida National Historic Site

Learning Experiences

Learning Experiences at Haida
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HMCS Haida is pleased to offer a variety of guided one-hour 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!

*Reservations are recommended but not required. Space is limited. Call 905-526-6742 to reserve today!

The Secret Life of a Sailor

Cost: General Admission plus $7.30
Time: Thursdays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Wakey Wakey, Lash Up and Stow! What was daily life like for a sailor? Where was all the food kept to feed 230 sailors? In this tour, step into the mess decks, wash place, galley, and for those brave enough, down to the fridges to see how sailors lived, how they ate, and how they entertained themselves while at sea.

*This tour is recommended for families as there are many hands-on activities to try out! Active footwear required.

Thunder & Lightning

Cost: General Admission plus $7.30
Time: Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Discover how HMCS Haida earned her fierce reputation as Canada’s “Fightingest Ship”. Follow in the footsteps of Haida’s gun crew by tracing the path of a shell from magazine to barrel. Hear the fascinating stories of her victories as Haida flexed her muscles and made her mark.

*The ladders used to access the magazine are long and steep, so this tour is not recommended for visitors under the age of twelve. Active footwear is required.

Becoming Canada

Cost: General Admission plus $7.30
Time: Sundays at 11 a.m.

When did Canada adopt the Canadian flag? How did HMCS Haida distinguish herself during World War II and beyond? What important contributions did Canada make in the field of naval technology? In our new “Becoming Canada” tour, explore how Canada’s “Fightingest ship” helped shape the identity of our nation as the country asserted itself on the world stage.

Punching Fire

Cost: General Admission plus $7.30
Time: Sundays at 3 p.m.

What’s a stoker? How do the engines work? What is super-heated steam? Find the answers to all of these questions and more as we descend into the belly of the beast to survey the boiler, engine, and gear rooms.

*The ladders used to access these spaces are long and steep, so this tour is not recommended for visitors under the age of twelve. Active footwear required.

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