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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  • Enjoyed very much my visit at Pier 21. Ran out of time since I did not get there till mid afternoon. I needed certain answers about my Parent's immigration to Canada in 1962, and I found them with the...  more »
  • Great place to come to learn about Canadian immigration during a critical point in Canadian (and world) history. Not much in the way of artifacts or exhibits. I'd recommend taking the free guided tour...  more »
  • Halifax was a major immigration point to Canada hrough the ages and there are loads of exhibits and information about the sort of people who came and their experiences.  more »
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  • This exhibit was emotional and most wonderful. I went by myself and I had a issue when it was time to leave. I didn't want to leave. So I went around one more time. It was touching, incredibly informative...what a great job they've done there,! I spent a good amount of time looking at the faces of those arriving to Canada searching for a better life...their eyes said so much...it must have been so difficult!! Their trunks also said a lot about each of them and their life styles. I am so grateful to have been there ! Visited from Chile!
  • The staff at Pier 21 Museum gave our students a great tour on Friday with amazing simulations to teach them about immigration. It was a worthwhile experience and well worth the trip down from the Valley. Thanks team
  • Great exhibit! My grandmother came through here when she immigrated to Canada from Europe in 1950. Very cool to visit her port of arrival. The museum really was incredibly informative and they even had a special library to help visitors find their family. Such a great time. I can't wait to visit again. Really nice to see history preserved. All should visit.
  • Wonderful place to understand what it was like to immigrate to Canada in the past. Beautiful stories and mementoes. Often there are family events and entertainment provided here - something for everyone.
  • Fascinating great exhibits nicely done very nice staff. The Scotia bank library was super and free family tree search, it was a very nice way to spend my Sunday with my family.

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