Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21

4.6992 Votes
  • Address: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
  • Phone: +1-9024257770
  • Tags: Museums, Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids

Often compared to Ellis Island in the United States, the Canadian Museum of Immigration showcases the important role of immigration to the country in the mid-20th century. The massive collection that tells the tale of over 1.5 million immigrants that passed through its doors includes stories, oral interviews, books, films, images and immigration documents.  There are several permanent and rotating exhibits that expand upon the history of the people who crossed the sea make Canada their home. The collection of stories is an ongoing process and future exhibits are developed based on them. There is also a Cafe and Museum Gift Shop onsite.

* The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is closed between October 25, 2014 to May 2015 for significant renovations and expansion.

Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Travel Tips

  • All floors of the museum are wheelchair accessible. The elevator floor numbers are shown in Braille.
  • A wheelchair is available upon request, free of charge. It is available on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Diaper-changing facilities are located on the museum level.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.

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  • Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Address: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
  • Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Contact Number: +1-9024257770
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  • 83.64% of people who visit Halifax include Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 in their plan

  • 59.07% of people start their Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

70.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21

People normally club together Fairview Lawn Cemetery and Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic while planning their visit to Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21.

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Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Reviews & Ratings

  • The Immigration Experience tour was fantastic. As the tour guide, who immigrated in 2017, explained what my parents went through in 1952 I could tell she herself identified with the whole experience. I am glad that Canada opened their borders to the world, making our country even better by the diversity we now see.

  • F A N T A S T I C ! Every Canadian should visit this museum when in Halifax. I loved it. Nice displays. Small area where the staff can help you find ancestors who arrived here! They found a picture of the boat that sailed from England and arrived with my grandfather in Canada in 1928. Amazing. They also gave me other information that I never knew. Great! 🙂

  • Makes you think about our place here. Almost all of us are immigrants and sometimes I feel we forget that. Lots of cool displays and interactions. Beautiful firsthand experiences and stories of past and contemporary migrants.

  • A good place to refresh some our history. Too much emphasis on AV teaching, and sadly, mostly critical of the Canadian government through all the decades. Numerous family members came through Pier 21 in 1951, and it has been a respected part of their immigration story.

  • An amazing historical place to visit. The history behind the pier, and the information that you get to hear is inspiring. It's a great glimpse into the past. The guides provide great information and the movie that you get to watch is awesome to see. The most amazing part of the pier are the names you can find on the walls of those who emigrate to Canada through this port.

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    • The general hours of operation of Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax are 9:30 am to 5:30 pm every day. 

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