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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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An emotional visit

Particularly moving if one came to Canada as a refugee. Best for adults. Relevant today as we take... read more

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This is one of the places where many, many immigrants to Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries had... read more

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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Particularly moving if one came to Canada as a refugee. Best for adults. Relevant today as we take more refugees than in past years.

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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the places where many, many immigrants to Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries had landed to begin their new lives. My own story is tied here. As the son of a British war bride and a Canadian army veteran, it...More

Thank Russ P
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Reviewed yesterday

we came, we saw, we were extremely happy with everything here. found my fathers entry from 1929 and my wifes"" Bernardo orphaned" info from her granny also. Anyone who doesnt like this place is not welcome in my books.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 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.

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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 6 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
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Reviewed 6 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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jpmack210
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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
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