Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax

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Understand how a country can change and benefit through multiculturalism at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, a museum raising awareness of immigration in Canada. Find out what it was like to immigrate though pier 21, and see how immigrants have contributed to the country's culture up to the present day. Check out what's on display at the museum's temporary exhibits, which change regularly. Don't miss the gift shop, which stocks books, clothing, and signature products, the proceeds of which support the museum's ongoing research into immigration and genealogy. See Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and all Halifax has to offer by arranging your trip with our Halifax tourist route planner.
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  • Excellent! Stories from people that have immigrated to Canada from all over the world. A 20 min. film presentation from immigrants telling their stories. There is a genealogy research center in the bu...  more »
  • Love the place, love the people and love the exhibition! The museum was interactive and could be enjoyed by kids easily. We went there on a rainy day and it was just perfect. The museum has a good way...  more »
  • I enjoyed the Pier 21 exhibition but I particularly loved the Empress of Ireland presentation when I was there. My grandmother and aunt were scheduled for the ill-fated sailing (my grandmother was pre...  more »
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  • This type of museum should be in any major port or destination for immigrants to Canada. While the permanent exhibit was touching, it focused primarily on the history of Pier 21. The personal testimonies made the history come to life and the "Jour 1" exhibit brought everyone to tears at least once. We could have spent all day there, but the visit is an intense emotional experience and so a couple of hours was enough. Will definitely return on next trip to Halifax.
  • As an immigrant to Canada that was a life changing exhibition. I could have a different perspective on what i lived and was living.... I went there during the 150th birthday of Canada.
  • Great musem something for all ages. Several artifacts can be touched, and may still work. Kids love the working phones, typewriter, and turn of the century cash registers.
  • A full Thanks to Maria Almeida, the Donor Relations Manager, Cara MacDonald, the Reference Services Manager and Carolina Michaud the Reference Coordinator without you it would had been hard to face our Past. We are happy and proud to live in Canada, our Land. Halifax, Easter Time 2017.
  • Well told story of immigration in Canada. I would love to bring our kids back here. Our tour with George was great. He is a wonderful asset to the museum with his own experiences of immigrating through Pier 21.