While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

HMCS Starin-person Doors Open Hamilton

  • In-person
  • 2023 theme: Food
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Come and discover Canada’s naval past, present and future. The HMCS Star, home to Hamilton’s naval reserves, also houses a unique collection of historical naval artifacts. You are also invited to the mess on the afternoon of May 5 for a military reception honouring The Battle of the Atlantic (ceremony in Burlington). The HMCS Haida is permanently moored alongside.

Contact info

650 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, Ontario



Year built: 1996
Building type:MilitaryMuseum
Architect: Griffiths Rankin Cook, Ottawa (design/build); Shoalts and Zaback, Kingston (consulting)

Dates/hours open

May 04, 10:00am - May 05, 04:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.