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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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Great connection to immigration in Canada

A must see if you have a family connection to this port. Staff at the archive library were very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
great resource with knowledgeable personnel to assist in tracing relatives

This is an amazing resource which can be used to search ones ancestors, with knowledgeable staff to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
+1 902-425-7770
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see if you have a family connection to this port. Staff at the archive library were very helpful in finding my relative information, including a picture of the boat he arrived in back in 1960. Museum is well laid out as it was...More

Thank cf5jet
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing resource which can be used to search ones ancestors, with knowledgeable staff to help along the way

Thank krof
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum provides a glimpse into what it was like for newcomers to Canada by boat. Great displays and a chance to experience what immigrants felt.

Thank GuyoftheGlobe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informational. Nostalgic. Inspirational. Educational. A good way to see how our country has evolved. A must visit.

Thank RMY69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for preserving the history of so many people who have come to Canada. My wife was almost brought to tears knowing that she was standing in the same places that her father had stood over 60 years ago. Great to see so many...More

Thank dsato19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done, informative, and educational museum narrating the Canadian equivalent of the U.S.A.'s Ellis Island. Our guide was knowledgeable and had enthusiasm for her job. I recommend this museum.

Thank RonaldGHanks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in how citizens of other countries came to be in Halifax, don't miss this well done museum. I have been to Ellis Island and I would put this 2nd only to that. You will learn, from beginning to end,...More

Thank BlairCher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom came to Canada through Pier 21 so I was delighted to go to the museum. Very spacious and scenic with wonderful information and displays. I would recommend the guided tour.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our day touring Halifax we still had some time before the ship was leaving so some of us went to this interesting museum. As a New Yorker, I was expecting more of an Ellis Island experience, which this decidedly was not. It's actually a...More

Thank LMFMarlboro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum was next to cruise ship dock. Nice setup and friendly employees ready to answer questions. Canada was very friendly to immigrants.

Thank Monte S
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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