Visitors will have the chance to visit three Canadian Navy vessels berthed in Vancouver this weekend.

The destroyer HMCS Algonquin will be berthed along the west side of Canada Place, while HMCS Nanaimo and Saskatoon will be at Burrard Pier in North Vancouver.

Members of the public are free to enter the ships and meet crew members.

Other ships, including several U.S. Navy ships, two Canadian Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels, and four ORCA class Patrol Craft Training Vessels will also be docked at Burrard Pier.

The submarine HMCS Victoria will be at Canada Place, but is not open to the public.

Facts about the HMCS Victoria submarine:

  • Crew of 48.
  • Can reach submerged speeds of 20 knots.
  • Can be at sea for 8 weeks at a time.
  • Six torpedo tubes.

Facts about the HMCS Algonquin destroyer:

  • Crew of 280.
  • Cruising speed of more than 30 knots.
  • Motto is "à coup sûr", which means "with sure stroke."