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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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We did one of the guided tours of the museum, watched the In Canada movie and wandered the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wadingmoose
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Calgary, Canada
Plan to spend the whole day!

A very interesting place to visit. The first thing that we did was stop at the office where they... 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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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did one of the guided tours of the museum, watched the In Canada movie and wandered the exhibits on our own. We spent 3 hours here, didn't get to see the refugee exhibit, but decided we needed lunch instead. There is a small cafe...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. The first thing that we did was stop at the office where they help you find the ship that your relatives came to Canada on. The staff are very knowledgeable. The displays and tour guides in the museum are...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We started out going just as a place to see since we were in Halifax. Turned out to being our favourite museum we visited. The history and information from this museum was incredible. The guided tour (free of charge with admission) is definitely highly recommended...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the tour. What is more amazing is being bale to look up any of your relatives that came to Canada. They have the information.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

To be a kid of 8-9 and travel to a different country by boat, being sick 90% of the way did not bring the best memories for my mom but my father arrived years later he was almost 19 and he traveled to Canada (where...More

1  Thank Feddie O
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a private after hours tour with a group. The docent was very knowledgeable and was an immigrant himself. The tour helped one understand what our ancestors experienced when the came to the new world. The documentary about more recent immigrants was particularly moving and...More

1  Thank mandmhill
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the museum to learn about how my parents immigrated from Europe to Canada. We found details on when and what ships both my parents arrived on in Halifax and New York City.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting the Canadian Museum Immigration at Pier 21 gave me a new appreciation for those who came before us and those who are coming now. The hardships these immigrants endured, many days and months travelling by sea, separation from their families, poverty, all for a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very large exhibit involving the migration to Nova Scotia and the multi nationals that make up the population. Extensive refugee exhibit as well

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This newer museum is designed in myriad ways that stimulate learning, from the more traditional textual displays to hands-on and high-tech methods. My family and I especially appreciated the Refugee exhibit, which helped us see for ourselves what an actual UN refugee camp text looks...More

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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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