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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Very emotional place for me

As the daughter of an immigrant who came through this place in 1957, this place really touched my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Prince George, Canada
Very informative

This was a great visit. It was interactive and enlightening shedding light on myths about refugees... 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...more
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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

As the daughter of an immigrant who came through this place in 1957, this place really touched my heart. To walk where she had come as a 23 yr old poor and uneducated person to a country she had no knowledge of the language and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great visit. It was interactive and enlightening shedding light on myths about refugees and highlighting the struggles they endure to find a better life. The guided tour was very informative. The museum offers a lot of reading and interactive experiences.

Thank jessandjosh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main point of our visit was to get a copy of my mother-in-law's landing papers from 1944. We could not do this because of privacy regulations, which after this length of time is ridiculous. This restriction is not exactly given any prominence, which is...More

Thank Alasdaircharles
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pier 21 was a great experience. Wandering around and seeing the impact that refugees and immigration has had throughout Canada's history was eye opening. The people in the family history department who are knowledgeable and willing to help people track when and where their families...More

Thank Carmelita C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an incredible museum that will humble most anyone. Just walking the same steps that so many who make up our great and free country did makes you pause to respect all they have done for us. Add to that the military aspects and we...More

Thank Trentster20
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has a lot of history, but it also has a lot of recent history and valuable information about immigrants and all that they have overcome to have a better life. The video is great and shows you that there are people fleeing their...More

Thank Savannah H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is an important reminder of the courage of our ancestors who traveled from Europe to Canada and the US. It was especially moving to hear about their challenges in a new country, leaving most everything behind to...More

Thank Retired662013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw a sign at the Halifax airport for this museum and remembered that my dad had immigrated to Canada here many moons ago. So we fit it into our already right schedule and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend the free (included with admission) guided tour....More

Thank will5822017
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our visit but found the layout of the exhibitions quite hard to follow. Still worth a visit though, especially if you have family that immigrated. The visit was made special by the researchers who found out some information about our family who immigrated...More

Thank TravelingNicx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a fairly recent addition to Halifax and is on the site where new arrivals to Canada got off their ship. It explains the process and experience of a soon-to-be immigrant to Canada. Exhibits include the timeline and steps of the immigration process...More

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June 7, 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