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
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.