HMCS Haida National Historic Site is a World War II tribal class destroyer turned museum ship, docked at Hamilton’s waterfront, Pier 9 near Bayfront Park in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  This World War II destroyer fascinating ship is also famous as the “Fightingest Ship in the Royal Canadian Navy”. It displays Canada’s proud history of wartime naval services, in World War II, the Cold War, and the Korean Conflict. HMCS Haida gives a thrilling experience of sailors’ lives, work, and world war. 

During her 20 years at sea, HMCS Haida has sunk much more than any other Canadian warship. It has 14 defeated enemy ships to her credit. 

Things To Do At HMCS Haida National Historic Site!

  •  At HMCS Haida you will experience the last remaining Tribal Class destroyer of World War II. Here you can explore the stories and experience the ship life of the Royal Canadian Navy on the huge open decks of the warship.
  • Don’t miss to listen to the naval veterans’ riveting stories of battle and their lives onboard. Experience the bells’ toll and the gun’s mighty roar fired at special events.
  • Don’t miss to try your hand at scouting for enemy submarines and ships at the deck, from the bird’s eye view. Also don’t forget to climb below the decks and explore the engine room, the guardhouse, the wardroom, and the mess.
  • You can also buy souvenirs from the on-site gift shop run by the “Friends of HMCS Haida”. It is a not-for-profit organization committed to the education of Canadians on the legacy of HMCS Haida.

To recognize its role in Canadian naval combat, HMCS Haida was designated a national historic site in 1984. In 2018, HMCS Haida was voted the flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy. Visit Canada’s famous warship and experience this restored Tribal Class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943 to 1963. Here families can get a guided tour to get up close to the decks of this world-famous fascinating piece of tribal class destroyer ship.