Things to do

HMCS Haida National Historic Site

Discover Canada’s “Fightingest Ship” and the last remaining Tribal-class destroyer in the world. 


  • Start your visit at the Guard House where you will purchase admission.
  • To maintain the safety of staff and visitors, we will be limiting the number of visitors based on public health recommendations.
  • Please note: admissions will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
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Tours of the ship

  • Visitors can explore HMCS Haida at their own pace and discover the ship through self-guided tours. Ask knowledgeable Parks Canada staff and Friends of HMCS Haida volunteers all of your questions throughout the ship.

Battle Maps

  • If you’ve watched a film about the Second World War, odds are you’ve seen scenes with staff gathered around a large plotting table, busily moving small ships, planes and markers around a big map as they plan or track a large-scale military operation. Using maps, tokens, and historical photos, the new Battle Maps programs lead visitors through important events in HMCS Haida’s history, from the sinking of German submarine U-971 to how the ship joined the legendary Trainbusters club during the Korean War! Battle Maps programs will be available during all regular operating days at 11 AM and 2 PM and are included in the cost of general admission.

Visit the Gift Shop

  • Before you leave, stop by the gift shop which offers unique souvenirs. The gift shop is operated by the Friends of HMCS Haida, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education of Canadians on the legacy of HMCS Haida.

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