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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  • Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The Family History Centre were great. It was a busy day when we were there and although we had a bit of a wait we were greeted and made to feel welcomed. It'...  more »
  • I was in Halifax for one day on a cruise ship and the museum was within walking distance. I was so glad I visited! There were various exhibits (a large train, ship displays) about the ways and the who...  more »
  • The museum is housed beautifully in the Ellis Island of Canada though I suspect that it was far more pleasant to arrive as an immigrant here. Thousands of immigrants to Canada landed at Halifax and we...  more »
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  • If you're looking for assistance in your family search, its worth a stop here to check the database. I was quite pleasantly surprised to find a couple of records I didn't know before. Thank you staff for your help! much appreciated!
  • A wonderful museum and Canadian heritage site. It was instrumental in shaping Canada into what it is today. Worth the trip down.
  • Great experience. Brought home to me how important immigration had been to Canada, and made me feel even more Canadian than even my citizenship ceremony did.
  • Great museum documenting the immigration history of Canada, past and present. The 30-minute film being shown at the second level, which told the stories of recent arrivals from various countries and cultures, was poignant and moving I was moved to tears on several occasions. Standing at the second floor where new European immigrants landed via huge ships and then processed caught my imagination. My visit couldn't have come at a better time, when anti-immigration sentiments are sweeping much of the West. The museum gave me a sense of optimism about the way forward and the efforts being done to ensure that migration continues to help those that need it the most.
  • Wonderful experience especially the family research center. My assistant was very helpful and found my grandfather's records even though I had very little information other than a name. Very moving.