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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Interesting insight into the mass immigration and how people were processed

Housed in the original building which immigrants disembarking from ships would pass. There is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
A very pleasant historical location

Attended as part of a group meeting and found the Museum to be interesting and well done. Having a... read more

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Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country. The Museum showcases the vast contributions of newcomers to Canada's culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day, see how Canada is shaped by the world in experiential ways.
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed yesterday

Housed in the original building which immigrants disembarking from ships would pass. There is a guided tour in English and one in French and a short film along with some moving stories and original artefacts. The staff are bilingual and very knowledgeable and helpful. Not...More

Thank Taxman14
Reviewed yesterday

Attended as part of a group meeting and found the Museum to be interesting and well done. Having a grandmother who came into Canada through Halifax, I was also looking for any more information on here immigration and found scads of information and opportunity here....More

Thank Bryant W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Given fears of immigration the idea of this great museum is to be applauded. Indeed, in this beautiful, modern building over looking the water immigrant stories are celebrated on the site of Pier the 22, the gateway to Canada for immigrants. The short film in...More

Thank John Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

A small but powerful museum. Listening to immigrants tell their story is something I won't forget any time soon. Even my kids walked out having enjoyed it.

Thank Michefer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the history of immigrants. The film is outstanding and inspiring. We're not Canadian and still found it interesting. Of course, may be because of what we're going through now in the us on our immigration policies. It was very educational.

Thank gardeningdaisy
Reviewed 4 days ago

After searching ships logs individually with no hits we tried Pier 21 in Halifax. The resource Center was able to find a grandfather who came over from Italy. The staff were very accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and found the person in 5 minutes. Many ships came...More

Thank maureenhelenar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went on the tour. The tour guide was very good. Allow a lot of time if you want to read everything. Definitely worth a visit. There is also a research station to look up your relatives if the building.

Thank reed622
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for young and old especially on a rainy day. Steps away from the Farmer's Market and along the boardwalk if you go for a stroll.

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative; attend the 30 minute tour and watch the brief film; allocate at least two hours worth taking your time to have a better understanding of what Canada is all about

Thank wanderingfeet007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the displays as well the well informed staff who were there to fill in the blanks. Sad that the gift shop only opens when cruise ships are docked.

Thank Lorena S
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8 June 2015|
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Response from CMIP21 | Property representative |
Hi Jpmack210, If you would like to see both exhibitions, the film In Canada and to visit the Scotiabank Family History Centre we recommend 2 to 3 hours. Your ship will be right in front of the museum so you may want to... More