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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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Immigration History

This was a wonderful Museum - my brother arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax many years ago - he was sent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
A required visit

Particularly for someone from the US in August 2017, this is (to my way of thinking) a required... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deborah A
Portland, Maine
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a wonderful Museum - my brother arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax many years ago - he was sent to Halifax to live with a good family and they loved him as if he were their own. Self or guided tour, great explanation...More

Thank angel8730
Reviewed 2 days ago

Particularly for someone from the US in August 2017, this is (to my way of thinking) a required lesson in the humanitarian and economic benefits of immigration. The video documentary of Canadian immigrant stories is highly positive, of course, but doesn't hesitate to show the...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were 2 sections in this building. The section that I started in, had information panels re. the beginning of time in Canada, onward, and immigration of various people. Various interactive/video stations, which I didn't take the time to use. Mention of Canada being immigrants...More

Thank Jurora
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful museum located on the boardwalk along the water front. We found it to be creative and interactive in its presentation of the information about Canadian immigration history. Our guide was a man who had immigrated from Netherlands in the early 1950's. Halifax...More

Thank Trainbook
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here in a whim, having had everything closed when I was gallivanting in the area. I took the guided tour and I was wowed by the rich history and this place's contribution to Canada's immigration and Canada's being (if I'm honest). I got...More

Thank mieckers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an excellent visit to Pier 21. I went with my father in law and family. This was a very emotional trip for us as we all got to see where he made his trip into Canada. The staff were excellent and very knowledgeable....More

Thank FishinPhil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to go and see were my grandmother immigrated to Canada 🇨🇦 and see the logs when they entered in 1946

Thank jennifer c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We learned many things at pier 21 about immigrants coming to Canada that we had not know before. We took a guided tour which was excellent and also watched a movie. They only have immigration records from the mid 1800's though. So we could not...More

Thank Betty R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the guided tour but found a wander round independently saw more. There is a short film with interesting feedback from immigrants giving their different reasons for leaving their birth country and feelings on arrival. Their motive for coming ranged from fear to love...More

Thank hmlhhf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively new building and exhibits; be sure to see the 20-minute movie and consider a 30-minute guided tour, included with your admission. Many very engaging exhibits. Takes about 1.5-2 hours to go through. If you've visited Ellis Island, an interesting counterpart to that.

Thank Traveler918
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8 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