Follow HMCS Oriole on its Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway journey

As part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Oriole will visit communities throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, bringing the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to Canadians who live far from our oceans. The ship will be open to visitors, so come on down and tour the RCN’s tall ship.

You can walk the decks of a 101-year old sailing vessel and Sea for Yourself how our sailors raise sail, handle the lines and rigging harnessing the wind for every knot (bit) of speed that will drive ORIOLE forward. Come aboard and help us mark this historic occasion.

See the schedule below for more details. Schedule is subject to change. Physical distancing may be required depending on specific activities and provincial guidelines.

About HMCS Oriole

HMCS Oriole is the oldest ship in the RCN. Built in 1921, Oriole is a tall ship used by the RCN for training and public outreach.

HMCS Oriole trading card

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Front of the card


HMCS Oriole is is the oldest and longest serving ship in the RCN. Launched in 1921 and commissioned into the RCN in 1954, Oriole remains true to her original design as an ocean racing yacht. Oriole excels in her mission providing leadership training for sailors and visiting ports of call as goodwill amabassador for the RCN.

Back of the card


  • Displacement: 92 tonnes
  • Length Overall: 102 ft
  • Length on Deck: 91 ft
  • Waterline Length: 63 ft
  • Beam: 19 ft
  • Draught: 10 ft


  • Mainmast Height: 102 ft
  • Mizzenmast Height: 70 ft
  • Sails - Main, Mizzen, Jumbo,Yankee, Top Jib, Storm Jib, Mizzen Staysail, Code 0, Gennaker, Spinnaker


  • Main Engine: 671 Detroit Disel 230 HP
  • Electrical Generator: 15 KW Yanmar Diesel / 4 KW Fischer Panda


  • 1 Signalling Cannon


  • 1 Captain
  • 1 Executive Officer
  • 19 Sailors of varying ranks

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HMCS Oriole Port Visits

Port of call city Arrival Departure
Halifax - May 11
Charlottetown May 14 May 15
Tadoussac May 19 May 20
Quebec City May 22 May 23
Montreal May 25 May 26
Brockville May 28 May 29
Kingston May 31 June 1
Toronto June 6 June 17
Hamilton June 8 June 10
Toronto June 11 June 12
Niagra on the Lake June 18 June 19
Sarnia June 25 June 26
Tobermory June 28 June 29
Sault Ste Marie June 30 July 3
Thessalon July 5 -
Little Current July 7 -
Parry Sound July 9 July 10
Owen Sound July 12 July 13
Collingwood July 16 July 17
Tobermory July 19 July 23
Midland July 23 July 24
Goderich July 27 July 28
Port Colborne July 30 July 31
Kingston August 4 August 12
Picton August 15 August 16
Oshawa August 17 August 18
Brockville August 20 August 21
Rimouski August 27 -
Charlottetown August 31 -
St. Margaret’s Bay September 3 September 5
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