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“Very cool”
Review of HMCS Sackville

HMCS Sackville
Ranked #10 of 138 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: HMCS Sackville, the last remaining Flower Class corvette in the world, symbolizes the extraordinary effort of Canadians seventy years ago during the Second World War. Restored to her wartime configuration she serves as a museum and memorial to those lost during the Battle of the Atlantic and to honour those who serve and continue to serve in the Naval Service of Canada. HMCS Sackville is berthed at Sackville Landing adjacent to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the summer and in HMC Dockyard during the winter.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very cool”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

My dad (retired navy) and I wandered around this ship, and I was very glad we did. The ship is very well maintained, and very interesting to wander around in. It's a quick side-trip, so it's perfect if you're waiting for someone else to finish a tour or something, but it's also just cool to see.

Visited August 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you are into history, the military or war history this is ideal for you, even if not this is an amazing experience that should not be missed. Right along the beautiful Halifax waterfront which is full of great sites and attractions. The very small fee is well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Showing the Love”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

History on water and this boat is amazing. Taking a tour of the boat is simple worth the time when down on the water front for the day. Walk the board walk, shop and visit the floating historical boat are the musts!!

Visited June 2013
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Nova Scotia
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“HMCS Sackville - Halifax, Nova Scotia”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I went on the HMCS Sackville during the celebration of Battle of Atlantic Sunday when the ship is used for "burial at sea" services for eligible naval veterans. My father had passed away and wanted his ashes spread at sea from this historic corvette. The ship is available during the summer for dockside tours and is a very educational and eye-opening experience. It is well worth the small admission fee and provides a unique perspective on the life of seaman who crewed these vessels. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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“Winter berth, off-season ... but terrific!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Called to get info re possible tours and told they don't really do them in the winter. Boatswain said they were having their weekly luncheon for trustees/members, but come aboard and wander around. We did. Got onto the base when I mentioned that we had talked to boatswain and he invited us ... wandered around the ship. Then got invited below decks to meet some of the guys. Two and a half hours later we had enjoyed some great stories, a couple of drinks. She shared that her uncles had served on Corvettes in WWII. Told one anecdote which had them all roaring with laughter. As we walked back to the hotel, we said to each other "We do find the strangest things to do!"

Visited February 2014
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