Annual Events

HMCS HAIDA Celebrates 75 Years


On August 25-26, the Friends of H.M.C.S. HAIDA along with their partner Parks Canada, will host the 75th birthday for the last Tribal Class destroyer in the world, and Canada’s most famous warship H.M.C.S. HAIDA.

WHAT:75th birthday of H.M.C.S. HAIDA, the last of 27 Tribal Class Destroyer
WHEN:August 25-26, 2018
WHERE:658 Catharine St. North, Pier 9 Hamilton, ON
WHY:To preserve and to educate the legacy and rich heritage of HMCS HAIDA and its role in Canadian history.

Details of Events: 

Saturday, August 25

On Saturday evening, kick off the 75th birthday festivities with a Shore Leave party and swing dance under the stars. Break out the jitterbug and lindy hop as we relive the dance hall days of the 1940s. Licensed event. Tickets $14.60. Purchase in advance by calling (905) 526-6742.

Sunday, August 26

Join us in celebrating HMCS HAIDA’s milestone birthday with a weekend packed with fun-filled activities for the family! On Sunday, mingle with our costumed interpreters dressed in the ‘rig of the day’ and hear about life on-board HAIDA. Don’t miss the noon day gun firing, followed by cake and refreshments, as well as special guided tours, anchor tattoos, photo challenges and a visit from Parka!. Stay tuned for more details and full event schedule.