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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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Address: 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-425-7770
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration...

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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Interesting Canadian Immigration History displays

We spent about 1.5 hours there following the chronology of Canadian immigration starting back in the 1,500's. And learned a lot about our past: 400,000 immigrants in 1896 ! At one... read more

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Tucson, Az
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent about 1.5 hours there following the chronology of Canadian immigration starting back in the 1,500's. And learned a lot about our past: 400,000 immigrants in 1896 ! At one point we wanted farmers for the west...but not black farmers! We imposed a "head tax" at one time for Chinese immigrants. Information presented simply, well organized, easy to follow.... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited for about an hour or so. This place had 3 exhibitions going: Italian-Canadians, Pier 21 immigration, and Immigration to Canada. Very interactive, although I found it to get a bit dull in some sections. The best part for me was the view really. It's right by the water and you're on the second floor. It oversees a small... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many people from Nova Scotia have not visited Pier. 21 and they don' t know what they are missing...everyone should go for a visit as it is most interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very good museum where we got a good idea of what it was like for European immigrants to Canada in the 19-20th century.

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-done! interactive, engaging, open display accommodating inquisitive minds. Highly recommended. Lots to see and lots to think about!

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to locate the ship that my grandfather came to Canada on and the researchers were very helpful with that. We also enjoyed the historical side of the museum. It also made us appreciate the hardships that our immigrants had to endue as they left their countries and started a new life in Canada. It also made us mindful... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an immigrant it was very interesting to see the scope and history of Canadian Immigration. My wife and came here nearly 50 years ago, and shared some of the xperiences detailed in the Museum. It is very well laid out, and the staff were very friendly. It is an important part of the history of what is now our... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I even start with Pier 21? It is such an awesome place! It is a great place to look at back at history and to hear stories from immigrants who came through Pier 21. It is even more special when you have a personal connection and someone you know is recognized at the museum. There is a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not only a history of immigration from the 20's to the 70's but also a look at the effects of immigration on society today. Empress of Ireland exhibit,a temporary exhibit leaving in Nov., is one everyone should see. It is a traveling exhibit, so I would look for it elsewhere. Multimedia exhibits add to interest. Located at Pier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating museum for anyone with relatives who emigrated to Canada via Halifax entry point since the 1880's. Within the price of admission you may have a one-on-one session with a museum employee to search for all details concerning your relatives' arrival. We were also given a photo of the ship which brought them to Canada. And, do not miss... More 

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