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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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I loved this place. We took a short guided tour given by a gentleman who arrived as an immigrant in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 via mobile

A lovely spot to host a special private event. The bar had reasonable offering and the catering of appetizers or finger food was amazing. Very nice to see the history or immigrants newly arriving in Canada from Europe while we sipped our wine and had...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this place. We took a short guided tour given by a gentleman who arrived as an immigrant in 1951. He gave us a wonderful feel for how it felt to arrive there as an immigrant. I observed one woman with tears running down...More

Thank auntiemoy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really a terrific way to learn about your ancestors. They have a research area, where assistants will look up your ancestors who may have come through Halifax. Best time period to search is from 1910 through 1937. (Privacy act prevents releasing data for 75 years...More

Thank Greg N
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a highlight to visit. Was on my bucket list. Meet with Sabrina Orr, delightful and informative. Managed to get pictures of various ships that the family arrived with. Everything was very tastefully displayed. I would like to go back. Thank you. Irma Kesmarki...More

Thank Irma K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. They advertise that they can trace your family. They actually can not trace your family unless you know the name of the first family member that landed. Also, if you family landed pre 1864, they can not trace. Other then...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Last time I visited Halifax did not know about this place. So this time I made sure I stopped by and tried to get some family history on my Mom and Dad and there immigration to Canada in the 1950s. Got info on my Mom...More

Thank wehrmann133
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Canadian Museum of Immigration was very interesting and we learned a lot about the history of Canada. Immigration has always been a much discussed topic, especially lately so it was interesting to find out what it was like compared to today. The hardships that...More

Thank shane c
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went down to the Canadian Museum of Education as Heritage Park Historical Village of Calgary was doing alive performance that depicted immigrants who traveled to western Canada as new settlers. This is only on until September 25, 2017, but it is excellent. Fifty-four minutes...More

Thank Kaye007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here with a family member. We didn't know what to expect and this was more than just interesting! The tour was begun with a staff person giving the basic info around a mocked up model of the site. Then moved on to a room...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My first time in Canada, and the resonance of being in an unfamiliar place with rules and customs, currency and even foodstuffs that I didn't recognise hit home. To see things through the eyes of people making a new life for a myriad of reasons...More

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7 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