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2016 Special Events

May

Season Opening Day
Thursday, May 19, 2016

HMCS Haida is in "ship shape" Bristol fashion for the kick-off of Haida’s 2016 season.

Victoria Day Weekend
May 21-23, 2016

Discover what life was like for the sailors on board HMCS Haida by participating in fun-filled activities for the entire family.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 60 minute Guided Behind-The-Scenes Tours. Venture below deck to explore some fascinating areas of the ship, including the Boiler Room, “A” Magazine and the Tiller Flats. *Special programming fees apply. To reserve your spot, call 905-526-6742. Space is limited.

June

The “Fightingest” Weekend
June 11 & June 12, 2016

Celebrate Canada’s military heritage and the contributions of the Royal Canadian Navy’s “Fightingest” ship, with an emphasis on D-Day operations and Haida’s many Battle Honours. Explore Second World War period vehicles and participate in military demonstrations!

Schedule of Events:

Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Fun-filled activities for the entire family, including military exhibits, period vehicles, tattoo parlour, crafts, and games.

  • Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. - 60 minute Guided Tour. Experience the thrill of Haida’s weapons with an in-depth guided tour. Special programming fees apply. To reserve your spot, call 905-526-6742. Space is limited.
  • Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Reflect on D-day, and the enormous contributions of our Allied Forces with a moving sound and light show. With special guest Sir Wilfred Laurier, who created The Naval Service of Canada in 1910.

*Please Note: For the above weekend, special rates apply.

Father’s Day
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Spend a special day with Dad on board Canada’s most decorated warship! Enjoy popcorn and refreshments on the jetty and fun-filled activities for the entire family, including a guest appearance from Parka. Discover how the children of sailors were honoured on the ship!

Schedule of Events:

  • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Treat your dad to a special 60 minute Behind-The-Scenes Tour. Venture below deck to explore some fascinating areas of the ship, including the Boiler Room, “A” Magazine and the Tiller Flats. *Special programming fees apply. To reserve your spot, call 905-526-6742. Space is limited.

July

Canada Day
Friday, July 1st,2016

Celebrate Canada Day on our most famous warship! Enjoy cupcakes and refreshments and participate in fun-packed activities for the entire family! Free admission!

Remembering Korea
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Visit HMCS Haida as we honour our veterans who served gallantly during the Korean War.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11 a.m. - Flag raising
  • 1 p.m. - Ceremony
  • 3 p.m. - 60 minute Guided Tour focused on HMCS Haida’s refit and re-commissioning of the ship. Special programming fees apply. To reserve your spot, call 905-526-6742. Space is limited.

Women of War Celebration
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Join us in honouring the women of war as we observe the 74th anniversary of the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service, better known as the “Wrens”. Meet real life service women and our costumed “Rosie The Riveter” to learn about the enormous contributions of women to the war effort.

Check back soon for more details.

Happy Birthday, HMCS Haida!
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Celebrate HMCS Haida’s 73rd birthday! Discover what life was like for a sailor by taking part in fun-filled activities for all ages. Meet our costumed interpreters dressed in the rig of the day and hear about life onboard Haida. Enjoy delicious refreshments. Check back soon for more details.

Do you need more information?

For information on our special events, regular programs, educational programs:

Call: (905)-526-6742
Email: haida.Info@pc.gc.ca
Fax: (905)-526-9734