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The Museum of Naval History

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Address: 3 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, Ontario N0J 1T0, Canada
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+1 519-633-7641
12:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

HMCS Ojibwa is the largest artifact of the Museum of Naval History in Port...

HMCS Ojibwa is the largest artifact of the Museum of Naval History in Port Burwell, Ontario. Ojibwa served from 1965 to 1998 through the dangers and challenges of the Cold War. Visitors can choose from a number of different tours ranging from the hour-long Submariner's Tour of the inside of the boat; The Fish Eye View Tour of the outside; the combo tour including both the inside and the outside; and our most intensive tour - the 3-hour Greater Depths Tour. All our tours are led by highly trained guides. If you are lucky, or sign up for the Greater Depths Tour, your guide will be a qualified submariner, ready to explain everything and tell takes of the Cold War. These award-winning tours are unique and well worth the visit.

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Terrific tour guides made this an amazing experience.

Who better than people who actually served on the Ojibwa submarine? Loved hearing about their memories of each part of the ship, their fellow crew-mates, and many adventures... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Who better than people who actually served on the Ojibwa submarine? Loved hearing about their memories of each part of the ship, their fellow crew-mates, and many adventures around the world. I came away with a much greater appreciation for the endurance, humour, and ingenuity needed to survive in such a harsh environment. Much respect to the crew. The Ojibwa... More 

2 Thank Zeusthecockapoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Worth the money. There is a sister ship in rimouski quebec as well. I have been to both. Worth the trip to port.

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I took all of my employees (20) out to the tour. This was the talk of the afternoon. Everybody liked it very much. The tour guide was a book of knowledge and went in to great details about the life on a submarine. All our questions were answered and the more we asked the more we got to know. We... More 

3 Thank Dieter1951
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

On Saturday 2 of us arrived at 12 noon .However we were unaware of the need to pre-register since there were tour parties of 10 each scheduled at 1 PM and 2 PM. We were told that we could tour at 3 PM ..then told to return at 12:45 for a tour . Certain of the volunteers staff were sympathetic... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went for a day ride out to see this submarine from the cold war era. What a sight. The tour was awesome. seeing the interior of a sub made to track other subs was a one in a lifetime experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had great stories of submariners he had talked to. Seeing how they lived... More 

2 Thank Commander1812
Goderich, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

great tour the guide was great she knew all about the sub including the history of where it had been and what it had done during its active life We would go again in a minutea and recomend this trip to every one

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stumbled upon this attraction and decided to check it out. Even though it did not look very glamorous, and the entry price seemed a bit much for my whole family, I decided to take my 10 year old boy and check it out. Steve, our tour guide, had us marveling the full hour, as we went front to back... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Canada's involvement in the Cold War is only becoming known recently with declassification of some documents and the fall of the Berlin Wall some years ago. HMCS Ojibwa is a tribute to those Canadians who served in our Armed forces when doing so was extremely important but difficult. The Canadian government has removed what top secret equipment was on board... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is Canadian History that we know so little about. Its about a one hour tour through the submarine. Small groups thankfully as it is very tight quarters. You have a knowledgeable guide and can ask a lot of questions. I never realized what these people have to go through to become a submariner. It takes some truly amazing people... More 

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London, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

well get to the area and had a great time driving around the lake shore to get to Port , decided to check out the sub , well put it in a fence and charge more than 20 bucks per head to take a 5 min tour sucked. they have taken most of the stuff out of her and so... More 

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