Plan your visit
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.
Pier 9-658 Catharine St N
Hamilton ON L8L 8K4
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/
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport
Hours of operation
May 14 to October 11, 2020
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Facilities and services
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.
- 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.