Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • As a young child immigrant, it was great to see how our family immigrated/arrived in Canada and the museum gave us a very vivid picture of what our family and others experiencing coming into Canada. 
  • I came here as a welcome evening for a conference and had time to walk round. Very interesting, particularly the part where visitors could comment what it meant to them. 
  • Well laid out displays of immigration through Halifax as well as general immigration trends to Canada. Both the good and the bad on display. We weren't sure what to expect but it was well worth the vi...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic place. Caught the Imerging Lens film festival, got a little lost, its a big complex, but enjoyed everything about this place.
  • Fantastic museum. If you can do a tour and watch the movie it is highly recommended!
  • The Gift Shop is awesome, they've got the Canadian Historica products, and a most random but great selection of hand puppets.
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