The HAIDA Sentry Program brings Naval Reserve sailors from across the country to HMCS HAIDA, the RCN’s ceremonial flagship, to learn more about our history and engage with Canadians. Developed in collaboration with partners at Parks Canada and the Friends of HAIDA, this inaugural year will see groups of four onboard for a week each. The first four, two from TECUMSEH and two from DISCOVERY, were excellent ambassadors for their NRDs and the Naval Reserve and added considerably to the visitor experience. Looking forward to welcoming other groups throughout July, and, hopefully, an expanded program in years to come.
No firm information yet but look for:
HMCS ORIOLE during the last week of August;
HMCS GLACE BAY, fresh from an African and then Haitian deployment and participation in the search for the TITAN submersible, on the lakes all the way to Windsor but not scheduled for Hamilton this year, sometime in September; and
HMCS HARRY DEWOLF, first Canadian warship to circumnavigate North American since LABRADOR in 1954, in November prior to the Grey Cup.
2023 Opening Hours:
- Saturday, 20 May till Sunday, 24 September
- Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 till 17:00, 20 May till 3 September
- Thursday from 10:00 till 20:00, 6 July to 31 August
- Saturdays and Sundays only from 10:00 till 17:00, 9 September till 24 September