2019 Great Lakes Deployment

Royal Canadian Navy ships visit St. Lawrence Seaway-Great Lakes communities in 2019

The Royal Canadian Navy is visiting communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes as part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Oriole (June to September) and St. John’s (October to November) are this year’s GLD ambassadors.

GLD provides Canadians with a unique opportunity to tour one of Canada’s naval ships and to learn about life in the Royal Canadian Navy from our sailors. Stop by, say hello and speak to our sailors about their experiences on operations at home and around the world.

You can also speak to our sailors to find out more about a career full of adventure, opportunities, and professional challenges.

HMCS Oriole is a tall ship, used by the Royal Canadian Navy for training and public outreach.

Visit HMCS Oriole, the Royal Canadian Navy’s longest-serving vessel, in one of the following cities:*

  • Summerside, PE (June 7 to 10)
  • Rimouski, QC (June 14 to 17)
  • Montreal, QC (June 20 to 23)
  • Toronto, ON (June 27 to July 3)
  • Buffalo, NY (July 4 to 8)
  • Cleveland, OH (July 11 to 15)
  • Windsor, ON (July 19 to 22)
  • Goderich, ON (July 26 to 29)
  • Port Colbourne, ON (August 2 to 5)
  • Midland, ON (August 9 to 12)
  • Kingsville, ON (August 16 to 19)
  • Kingston, ON (August 22 to 26)
  • Brockville, ON (August 30 to September 2)
  • Montreal, QC (September 4 to 5)
  • Trois-Rivières, QC (September 6 to 8)
  • Sept-Isle, QC (September 10 to 13)

HMCS Oriole is also participating it the annual Tall Ships Challenge in the following cities at the above dates: Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Midland, ON, Kingsville, ON, Brockville, ON.

Note: *Port dates and locations subject to change

Visit our social media channels to plan your visit closer to the date.




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Looking for a career full of adventure, opportunities, and professional challenges? The Royal Canadian Navy is currently looking for applicants to the above careers.