Nov 28, 2023 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

The Halifax Dockyard




Location: The Halifax Dockyard. Crew members will meet the tour guests at Admiral’s Gate at 12:45 pm and escort the group down to the ship.  Depending where the ship is berthed, it will be about a 5-10 minute walk to the ship.

Dress code: Please wear sensible shoes for climbing up and down staircases and walking on grating.

Parking: Carpooling is encouraged. If you use the address 2480 Valour Way, Halifax NS, it will get you to an area close to the parking lot. When you proceed on Valour Way towards the dockyard, cross under the bridge and it will be the first parking lot on the right. 

*If you require parking for your vehicle, you MUST advise us in the comments section when registering. Parking space is limited and will only be accommodated with advance notice.


Please note: Once registered, your name (first and last) will be added to the Visitor Access List (VAL) and provided to the Commissionaires at Admiral’s Gate. Everyone will be required to show a valid picture ID (ie driver’s license) to the Commissionaires to get onto Dockyard. Photos will be permitted. 


A bit of history...

This is a unique opportunity to experience a tour of HMCS MARGARET BROOKE, hosted by the Commanding Officer and the Engineering Officer. Guests will be escorted around the ship, while learning some of the considerations for designing an Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV). A tour of one of the ship’s engine spaces will be included.

HMCS MARGARET BROOKE is the second of 6 Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPVs) built by Irving Shipyard. She was accepted by the Royal Canadian Navy 15 July 2021, and was Commissioned 28 October 2022. During the summer of 2022, MARGARET BROOKE participated in Operation NANOOK which showcases the Royal Canadian Navy's ability to demonstrate presence and conduct surveillance in the North in concert with partners and Allies and focuses on increasing our presence and surveillance along the Northwest Passage in cooperation with mission partners.  At the end of her mission to the Arctic, MARGARET BROOKE was called upon to participate in Op LENTUS which is the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) response to natural disasters in Canada.  MARGARET BROOKE visited 5 isolated Newfoundland and Labrador communities in response to Hurricane Fiona and offered assistance to the community of La Poile.

In January 2024, MARGARET BROOKE will be proceeding south to work with the American Coast Guard in counter drug interdiction in the Caribbean.