Canada’s New Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm

Under construction in the Irving Shipyard in Halifax’s North End is the first of the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest vessels, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship; HMCS Harry DeWolf. Though the Arctic is not a new area of exploration and patrol for the RCN, this will be the first class of ships purpose built for the RCN for this area.

Presenter Pat Devenish recently retired from the RCN after 33+ year’s service as a Fleet Engineer for the Navy’s east coast fleet. He has a passion for military history and currently volunteers as HMCS SACKVILLE’s Chief Engine Room Artificer.

Theodore Tugboat

Explore CSS Acadia and Theodore Tugboat!

Museum visitors can come aboard CSS Acadia, our 103 year-old hydrographic ship and Theodore Tugboat for free deck tours! Discover how these two vessels have served the Halifax Harbour — one during the 1917 Halifax Explosion and two World Wars and the other as Halifax’s official Welcome Ambassador!

Theodore will be located at Chebucto Landing (near the ferry terminal) from Sept. 20 and returning Sept. 25 with Bluenose II in port at the museum wharves. Thanks!

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea.

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North from Nova Scotia

North from Nova Scotia on until November 6

Our special 2016 exhibit explores a vital crossroads on land and at sea, where Nova Scotia, for thousands of years, connected people in the north to those in lands beyond.

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Google Maps Tour

Tour the museum in Google Street View! Experience and explore our galleries and exhibits online to sample our marine history and stories that we share as Canada’s oldest and largest Maritime museum. See the Google Maps Virtual Tour »


Museum Hours

Monday: 9:30 - 5:30
Tuesday: 9:30 - 8:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Thursday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Friday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Saturday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Sunday: 9:30 - 5:30

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