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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Closes in 26 min: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Didn't go in but if the outside was fantastic.

We didn't have the time to make it worth paying to go in to the museum. maybe we should have made... read more

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Pismo Beach, California
They must for every Canadian citizen, and everyone else.

I had a tour, free with entrance fee, that explained what the immigrants went through when they... 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...more
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't have the time to make it worth paying to go in to the museum. maybe we should have made the time. The monument outside was so wonderful as it told the story of different Emigrants and how they contributed to Canadian society. There...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a tour, free with entrance fee, that explained what the immigrants went through when they landed at Pier 21. There is also a movie I watched, with immigrants to Canada telling their story. Everyone in Canada young and old must see this movie....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Learned quite a bit about the history of Halifax and the immigration from this museum - Had no idea of the history of this little city.

Thank EaMcJohn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting Museum that gives a full historical perspective on immigrants who have come to Nova Scotia as well as the rest of Canada. If you are interested in history, it is well worth your time exploring.

Thank deb s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Waiting for the hop-on, hop-off bus at Pier 21, we decided to visit this museum. We were so impressed by the exhibition on Refugees: we think everyone should see it, including people in high places. It's so moving, poignant and mind-opening. Makes you proud to...More

Thank CanadianTraveller114
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw the temporary exhibition on Refugees and did a 30 minute highlight tour of how immigrants were processed upon arrival at Pier 21, years ago. The Refugees exhibition was a very powerful and well laid out. We would recommend this as something that ALL...More

Thank victoriafoody
Reviewed 4 days ago

My tour was given by an actual immigrant, which I think adds to the richness of the tour. It's a respectfully done exhibit of the hope, trials, and efforts of arrivals to Canada, past and present. I think all Canadians should visit it and understand.

Thank LifeOptimist
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told to visit and I can only pass this on. This museum is emotionally charged, very informative and it leaves you proud to be Canadian. It starts with a very emotional short movie and we then did the guided tour. It was so...More

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Extremely informative, emotional film leaving us with the feeling of being a proud Canadian. The self directed walking tour breath taking. The tour guide was welcoming, informative and witty. Time well spent.

Thank Manuela I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting from England, we had a most interesting visit. A well set out and good value Museum. The absolute highlight was the free of charge consultation with the family genealogy research department who helped me trace my ancestors who immigrated into Canada in the 1920s....More

Thank Andy T
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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