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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902 425 7770
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Ranked #10 of 65 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country.

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vancouver canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The thought of all of the immigrants who entered Canada via Pier 21 really made you stop and think what they must have gone through to get there.

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great place to learn the history of how so many people came to Canada. There is more photos and articles than artifacts but that is because so many people took their belongings with them once they came through. We had the good fortune to encounter volunteer John. He worked at the Pier in the 1950's mostly with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Worth a visit. The local history of this area is interesting. If you don't have time to visit the many places in Halifax, this museum gives a great idea of the importance of this town. At the opposite end of Pier 21 is an interesting statue of Mr Cunard, the founder of, among other things, the famous Cunard cruise ship... More 

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went round with a guide at the beginning and then spent a long time wandering around on our own reading articles etc. that the guide had spoken about. Beautifully laid out full of information of what happened to the immigrants when they arrived in Nova Scotia.

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Frodsham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Having visited and thoroughly enjoyed Ellis Island many years ago we eagerly anticipated our trip to Canada's immigration museum. I felt very disappointed. The exhibits were very sparse and the interviews on the TV with the immigrants lacked real information and passion. The lady running the tour sounded as if she was reading from her script and was unable to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The tour guides do a decent job but there's not a ton to see. Think this would be a great attraction for those with personal connections. Otherwise, you don't need more than an hour there.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The staff make you know what it might have been like to be immigrant coming to canada. Made you feel proud of your heritage and your country.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

What a place to visit. It does cost to get in but the tour was excellent and then we still walked around for another hour. Great place to see.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We last went to the July 1st. and the Pier 21 was open and we had a great visit. Had our photos taken and our pictures part of the photo mural. Kind of neat.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

One of the highlights of our visit to Halifax. It was here where all the immigrants were landed and processed. It has been preserved in much the same condition as when it was being used and there are many exhibits of memorabilia of people who came here, with very informative audio recordings of the experiences of actual immigrants as well... More 

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