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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Open Now: 09:30 - 17:30
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Don't miss this museum.

Waiting for the hop-on, hop-off bus at Pier 21, we decided to visit this museum. We were so... read more

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CanadianTraveller114
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Ottawa, Canada
Fascinating overview of immigration

We saw the temporary exhibition on Refugees and did a 30 minute highlight tour of how immigrants... read more

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Victoria, 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...more
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 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.

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Reviewed 2 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 3 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.

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Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

The local staff are very helpful in searching old immigration files for information on immigration arrivals many years ago from ships into Halifax harbor. It turns out that my great grandparents did not arrive at Halifax, but the staff was able to find that they...More

Thank odan
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have never once in my life previously shown any real interest in Canada's immigration history or my own, and indeed, did not have Pier 21 on my itinerary of activities for a brief stop in Halifax. I have visited dozens of museums around the...More

Thank jesse h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spend some time looking into Canada’s and Nova Scotia’s past. The Canadian Museum of Immigration celebrates Canadian immigration stories from past to present.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum itself is extremely interesting (and very important!) they also offer assistance in doing research surrounding your own families history. I was able to find out when my great grandfather came to Canada and even the exact boat he arrived on!

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jpmack210
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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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