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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
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
You can spend a long time in this museum, so start with a guided tour to get an overview, then go back and explore. The museum is located in the actual spot (Pier 21) where immigration took place over the years, like Ellis Island in...More
Very interesting museum : one exhibition about canadian citizenship (you can even try to pass the test.. ) that remember everyone why people are emigrating... and a stunning exhibition about Pier 21, the place where people came to Canada... with very moving testimonies.
Magnificent. There was a special exhibition about refugees. Brilliantly and sensitively done. Many moist eyes! The permanent exhibition is fascinating and very relatable to for anyone who has ever lived in another country. We spent many hours at the museum and didn't quite finish reading,...More
Date of experience: October 2018
CMIP21, Communications Specialist at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We're very pleased you had such a moving experience at the Museum and truly appreciate hearing your feedback. We wanted to take the time to follow up regarding your experience at the Café....More
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
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 visit us first then go to the other sites or see them and come to the Canadian Museum of Immigration last. Whatever route you plan one day is sufficient for all of the things you mentioned.
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