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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Traveled to Nova Scotia with my parents and my Dad learned about Pier 21 when he was in school as a child and always wanted to visit the area. His parents came to Canada in 1929 but landed in New Brunswick but he still found the visit to Pier 21 to be very emotional. The interpreters who take you around on the tour have good stories to share and other people on the tour may also have come through Pier 21, so it is quite amazing to hear their stories. We also looked up the historical records of the family in the archives and will continue our investigation of other family members on our own. We spent around three hours here. A very interesting part of Canada's history.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

We took a few hours to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration in late July. As with almost every Canadian museum I have ever visited, the curators have done an admirable job of telling a balanced and in-depth story. Although the high points of Canada's immigration history are celebrated, the low points (like the Chinese Head Tax laws, for example) are not omitted. As is the case with the Civil Rights Museum in Winnipeg, the Immigration Museum is a "must see" for anyone who has the chance.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

The led half hour tour was well done and gave you a good perspective of the range of feelings the immigrants had when they arrived on that dock. The personal stories help bring the whole story to a fuller level.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

This is a must visit to fully appreciate the history of our country. Lots of great stories, interactive displays and information. We learned a lot!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

This place is well done. It chronicles the immigration experience post WW I and WWII very well. I have never been to Ellis Island but I expect it is much the same. It is an interesting two to three hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
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