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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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A little history worth investigating

A great place for young and old especially on a rainy day. Steps away from the Farmer's Market and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deanna H
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A must for all Canadians

Very informative; attend the 30 minute tour and watch the brief film; allocate at least two hours... 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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has been very well curated and tells the story of how Canada has become a successful mulitcultural modern nation.There are free guided tours every hour which is a good way to start the museum. This was my favourite museum in Halifax and I...More

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this today. Our guide Faith was very good at telling us what the immigrants had to go through before and after they got to Canada. Was very emotional because they had to go through a lot. Would recommend this to anyone who wants...More

Thank Olivia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing to review all the stories and history of Pier 21 and the thousands of immigrants. It made me appreciate the courage of all the immigrants and makes me appreciate what all the neighbours that I know that have immigrated to Canada. A...More

Thank Stuart71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tours do not always include this site , so good idea to do it on your own. Tour guide was excellent and when he shared the names of ships that landed at port of Halifax, 2 members of our tour said they had actually entered...More

Thank teenacohen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a tour of the buildings and started with the tour guide who really knew her stuff. Then watched a video, I was hoping it was people who came on the ships but it wasn't. Still interesting and informative. Excellent place to see.

Thank Barb L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was so informative and it's very well laid out! I wish I had more time to fully explore the whole museum! One of the exhibits is laid out as if you were arriving on the boat and I would highly recommend the guided...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is extremely well-organized and displayed. We learned a lot about the immigrant experience. We were there on a weekday, so parking for the museum wasn't a problem. Nice that they have discounted prices for seniors! Close to the Halifax Farmers Market and other...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