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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Well Presented History

We visit here often . There is a wonderful presentation of the history of immigrants passing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Halifax, Canada
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Interesting Historical Museum

This Museum shows how and when the various waves of immigration came to Canada and in many cases... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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...more
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit here often . There is a wonderful presentation of the history of immigrants passing through here.The stories given are very touching.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum shows how and when the various waves of immigration came to Canada and in many cases why they came. Well presented and worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaabruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place and learned so much. The exhibits actually place you in them as if you were the immigrant (sitting on the benches, telling your story if you wish, large murals on the walls, insistent banging on the front door as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Go on a guided tour- much more informative than going by yourself . But when you've been on the tour go to the other exhibits as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank backnumber
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Good history about Canadian immigration from and after the World wars. You might appreciate the horrors of war, after visiting. The film shown is full hogwash and mostly shows the current immigrants. The paraphernalia deposited by the old immigrants are something to watch out for....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WayneCorp
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to this museum and it didn’t disappoint. I recommend taking the guided tour. The guides are very knowledgeable and share their opinions on the positive impact on Canada of immigration. This museum brings an understanding of Canada’s immigration policies past...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 54metam
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

A unique and amazing museum dedicated to telling the honest story of Canadian Immigration. From the history of national immigration policy and failures, to the moving stories of individuals and families who passed through Pier 21. A well put together exhibit halls tell the story...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichL06
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

It was highly recommended that I visit the museum when in town and I’m so glad that I did. A very moving experience, I was at a loss for words as to how Canada has treated both immigrants and its own peoples over the last...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X460LOandrewc
Reviewed November 23, 2018

This was on my list of things to do. We ventured to Pier 21 and went in not sure of what to expect. This is a must if your family immigrated to Canada. The history here is emotional and relevant. The movie that is shown...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Father_Of_Three
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Assistance offered and expert in range for my husband's quest to find his grandparents' entry info of when the came to Canada. The museum is sensitive to the history of government negative treatment of minority and indigenous populations. Excellent exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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