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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 was in Halifax for one day on a cruise ship and the museum was within walking distance. I was so... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
sara h
Tallahassee, Florida
Very good indeed and an appropriate place to present it.

The museum is housed beautifully in the Ellis Island of Canada though I suspect that it was far... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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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 16 January 2017

I was in Halifax for one day on a cruise ship and the museum was within walking distance. I was so glad I visited! There were various exhibits (a large train, ship displays) about the ways and the whos of Canadian immigration through the years....More

Thank sara h
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The museum is housed beautifully in the Ellis Island of Canada though I suspect that it was far more pleasant to arrive as an immigrant here. Thousands of immigrants to Canada landed at Halifax and were processed through these wharf buildings. Their stories are presented...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great place to review history of immigration coming into Canada.. Seeing where my grand parents landed and signed brought us closer to the real challenges that they faced. Fully accessible

Thank Hfwax
Reviewed 4 January 2017

When dealing with immigrants you only hear about the most recent. Hali9fax and Nova Scotia have been accepting immigrants for centuries so think about that. A great display in every way and very informative if not a bit dreary due to the sacrifices that were...More

Thank Brewster8861
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is located inside the cruise ship terminal. It is an excellent display of Canadian immigration arrivals into Halifax. Very interesting.

Thank Napunani
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited here because my mom is a "war bride" and this is where she landed when she arrived in Canada.

Thank Naj M
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A visit here was truly a great experience. There was so much to see and do. We visited in the summer and there was a lot of Visiters to the city at that time, and a number of them were on the tour as well....More

Thank rebaker
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Pier 21 where I landed with my family in March 1957. Not much was familiar but I recognized the island with the lighthouse across from the pier. The sight of that low, partly snowy coastline was such a relief after two weeks of...More

Thank zoffcorp
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My husband and his family arrived at Pier 21 in 1952. Our hope was that we would find details of his sailing to Canada. The researcher was very helpful and we left with a photo of the ship and details of how to get a...More

Thank Prest0s
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a small Immigration Museum but is well positioned near the market and Cruise Ship pier. Some good cabin recreations but not huge layout.

Thank f2s
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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