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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Go on a guided tour- much more informative than going by yourself . But when you've been on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Another Halifax gem

This was my second visit to this museum and it didn’t disappoint. I recommend taking the guided... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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...more
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go on a guided tour- much more informative than going by yourself . But when you've been on the tour go to the other exhibits as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank backnumber
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 54metam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichL06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X460LOandrewc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Father_Of_Three
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nutmeg2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. I did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarieD1432
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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
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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

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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