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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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Interesting museum, fantastic researchers

We enjoyed our visit but found the layout of the exhibitions quite hard to follow. Still worth a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TravelingNicx
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London
Excellent museum !

This museum is a fairly recent addition to Halifax and is on the site where new arrivals to Canada... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phil L
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Oakville, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit but found the layout of the exhibitions quite hard to follow. Still worth a visit though, especially if you have family that immigrated. The visit was made special by the researchers who found out some information about our family who immigrated...More

Thank TravelingNicx
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a fairly recent addition to Halifax and is on the site where new arrivals to Canada got off their ship. It explains the process and experience of a soon-to-be immigrant to Canada. Exhibits include the timeline and steps of the immigration process...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

this museum is remarkable in that its exhibits are so visceral, giving a better understanding of the immigrant experience. our guide was a gem...kept us moving, had a sense of humor and made sense of what we saw. its well worth taking at 2/3 hrs...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to visit and the staff are super friendly and helpful! Enjoyed both the museum and research centers as well as the gift shops.

Thank L K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

lots of information you need time to really go through the whole place. tour guide was great she made it very interesting. There is a place when you come in where you can look up a name of someone you know who immigrated through here...More

Thank 35deirdrel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Museum of Immigration is a must do when visiting Halifax. There was a special exhibit about Refugees It was outstanding personalizing the experiences of individuals from around the world who have immigrated to Canada. The stories were amazing, heartwarming and the exhibit thought provoking....More

Thank marsalv
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although on a smaller scale to the new-York Ellis island, in the 20th Century over one million immigrants came to Canada through the facility at Pier 21, mostly by ship. Based in the original reception building, the museum tells the story of this with sensitivity...More

Thank sussex_wanderers051
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pier 21. Outstanding: brilliantly curated, (for me) a very moving experience. Highly recommended. Take your time, perhaps having a break part way to return later.

Thank Shakespeare357
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous place and I highly recommend it. We really found it well laid out and informative. It really gave a great picture of what it was like for immigrants landing in Canada so many years ago. The highlight for us was the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little museum at the old point of entry into Canada for many immigrants. Good value and interesting stories.

Thank tartan_penguin
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jpmack210
7 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
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