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. Plan your Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 visit and explore what else you can see and do in Halifax using our Halifax trip planning app .
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  • Museum was next to cruise ship dock. Nice setup and friendly employees ready to answer questions. Canada was very friendly to immigrants.  more »
  • A cruise ship came in as we were heading to the museum and it was just too crowded to stay for very long. What we did see was great and I would like to go again with more time and less tourists.  more »
  • This was a fascinating trip through the eyes of thousands of immigrants to Canada. Take the guided tour as you would get a bit more out of the exhibits if you do. Genealogists onhand to trace your own...  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.

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