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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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Leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy this facility

You can spend hours here and learn so much. The facility is well thought out with engaging... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Julie L
Wonderful displays

Wonderful glimpse into a piece of our history. If you have anyone who came through Pier 21 then... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

You can spend hours here and learn so much. The facility is well thought out with engaging displays all around. It really gives such insights into the people that have risked everything to make a new life here in Canada over many years. I am...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wonderful glimpse into a piece of our history. If you have anyone who came through Pier 21 then this museum is a must. Added bonus is a genealogy room on site where research can be done. Displays are clear with lots of additional information on...More

Thank Glenmorcanada
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The Canadian Museum of Immigration can be a very moving experience. Unlike Ellis Island the Canadian processing centre is a pretty bare bones exhibit. There is no grand hall to welcome arriving immigrants to their new home. Instead they are welcomed into a low two...More

1  Thank Clark845
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This interactive museum is important in explaining Canadian history, how we arrived here, what the conditions were. I go back every year

Thank Barb F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The floor staff are fantastic and are able to ensure children (and parents) have a fully interactive experience (and fun). Exhibits started several discussions with my family regarding where we come from, who is Canadian, and what is a refugee.

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The staff were welcoming and the exhibits were interesting and educational. The show they played "In Canada" was very moving. The museum covers Canadian immigration (good, bad and ugly) across centuries. It's one of the few Canadian National museums outside of Ottawa and definitely worth...More

Thank 647dd85
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Went with the family. Very interesting to see how Canada was towards immigrants in the past. Really shocking on how policies were made in the past and how non accepting we use to be. Learned a lot!

Thank jdeleeb
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

By far exceeded my expectations. Each room had something to keep out 3 year old engaged with the history. The exhibit was both interactive and informative. Would return in a heart beat.

1  Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Fascinating for all Canadians or all with an interest in the history of immigration and the immigrant experience. Tours are given by a lovely gentleman who himself came to Canada through Pier 21 - so can provide first hand stories. The museum is very hands-on...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is a lot of information about the History of Halifax. With all the refugees that have come here in the last couple of years, you get a whole different perspective on what they have gone through. I really enjoyed the 20 minute video.

Thank Susan823
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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