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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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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is a fantastic glimpse of what it was like for early... read more

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With some time to kill I popped into the museum just in time for the start of a tour led by... 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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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed yesterday

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is a fantastic glimpse of what it was like for early immigrants, and very current immigrants, when arriving in Canada. There's a wonderful film that made me proud to be from this country. With dates and names...More

Thank WinsomeTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With some time to kill I popped into the museum just in time for the start of a tour led by Stephanie. What a find! The exhibits are incredibly personal and well laid out. The guide is engaging and informative and really conveys the essence...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The long walk to reach the end of the Boardwalk and the Pier 21 in itself is a reminder for those many visitors who are first or second generation Canadians, of the long and often ardous ways through the labyrinth of the Immigration process then...More

Thank Jean H K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many displays and information of the recent history of immigration to Canada. The venue itself is interesting as it is in the sheds, Pier 21 that were originally used for immigration. A play was also provided on the visit that was professionally performed and told...More

Thank realisticr99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier 21 is fabled in Canadian immigration history - although this venue was not actually used until 1928. Prior immigration was at Pier 2 as well as much through Montreal. That aside, the presentation is compelling and encourages one to think not only about what...More

Thank Maurice T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I suggest visiting this museum to travelling to Halifax. It was an amazing and eye opening experience. The displays were very well thought out and full of information and visuals. There was plenty of interactive visual and audio media as well. The icing on the...More

Thank Jared S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a lively tourist area. Try it and it’s worth your time! No food but there are places all around it.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier 21 was the main point of immigration for eastern Canada when most people came via ships, so some of the museum is actually the space where immigrants came in. Today of course, most immigrants come via air and are pre-approved, which is a bit...More

Thank Swl781
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my husband and I walked along the waterfront in Halifax, it didn't occur to us that we'd happen upon the place where he entered Canada in over 65 years ago. What a fantastic surprise! While the archivist informed us that his records weren't stored...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This information centre/museum was very easy to walk round, and the young ladies in the different sections were very informative. It wasn't very busy, so no crowding while going round. They do have a reduced price for over 60's and we felt the entrance fee...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